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Sunday, March 29, 2009

State gets 43 bids for Union Station revitalization project

Architectural firms' letters of interest for the Union Station revitalization project have arrived - more than 40 of them. "We're very pleased with the turnout there. It's a long process, but we're excited to be moving on it," said Craig...

Purple bows of hope: Carol Mitchell, Phyllis and Jeff Turner and Shiloh Farm's children are raising funds for Relay for Life

This year, Carol Mitchell wanted to do something extra special for a friend and neighbor who has battled cancer for the past six years. Her friend was in her mid-40s when she got breast cancer. She beat it, only to...

A union of races, a union of memories

Elouise Williams remembers the day a northbound train brought two races together -- when blacks and whites gathered as one just a few feet away from the segregated bathrooms and water fountains inside Goldsboro's Union Station. It was 1939, and...

Re-enactors show soldiers' life around time of 1862 battle

Civil War re-enactors representing troops who defended Goldsboro against attack in 1862 put on a show for local residents Saturday, re-creating a Confederate encampment and demonstrating rifle and cannon fire on the site of the real battle. The living...

Deannexation could cost city up to $600,000

If the deannexation bill introduced by two Wayne County legislators passes into law, reversing the annexation of the Buck Swamp and Falling Brook areas could cost the city of Goldsboro more than half a million dollars. Since the annexation...

Daffodil Festival defies rain

FREMONT -- Between 700 and 800 people came out to the Fremont Daffodil Festival Saturday. And many of them had either an ice cream cone or shaved ice in their hands as they tried to cool down in the 70-degree...

Pikeville man charged with statutory rape

A 27-year-old Pikeville area man has been charged with statutory rape for an alleged sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office says. Leroy Luther Murchison, 29, of Lancaster Road, faces one count of statutory rape...

Walnut Creek closes its compost facility, could reopen it later

WALNUT CREEK -- The residents of Walnut Creek may not have a place in the village to buy compost in the future. The village council decided to close the facility March 9 until village officials can figure out how...

Fremont STARS students' design gets picked for Daffodil Festival stamp

The children at Fremont STARS Elementary School sat in the auditorium in suspense Friday afternoon. They were all waiting to hear the Fremont Post Office Postmaster, Myra Lynn, announce which class had won the stamp cancellation contest. Each class submitted...

Good Samaritan sees wreck, works to save injured man's life

A Hooks River Road man is in stable condition after a Wednesday accident, thanks in part to the efforts of a nurse who crawled into the man's car to perform CPR, authorities and hospital officials said. Home health care...

North Drive teacher publishes 4th book

Growing up on a farm in Saulston, Gregory Brown enjoyed watching Captain Kangaroo on TV. "He would always read children's books on that show," he says. "I think that really got me hooked on books. ... He would take...

Guardian ad Litem hoping to create awareness of abuse

More than 400 pairs of shoes -- from baby booties to teen size -- will line the walls of the lobby of the courthouse during April. Guardian ad Litem hopes the shoes will be a visual reminder that child...

Public transport input sought

Why do some people ride the GATEWAY bus system while others don't? What is the system doing right or what needs to be changed or added? Those are the kind of questions that GATEWAY officials are hoping the public...