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Friday, April 10, 2009

Woman struck, killed by car

Early, unconfirmed reports indicate that a pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday night near the Shine's Crossroads area in western Greene County, northeast of Goldsboro. Investigating Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Beaman, who investigated the accident, was not available for...

Singing students

Wayne County elementary school students sing "Bist du Bei Mir," a vocal piece attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, during the Wayne County Public Schools All-County Choral Festival at Dillard Middle School Thursday night....

Burden, GHS' first black student, dies after long battle with cancer

Glenwood Burden Sr., the first black student to attend Goldsboro High School on the threshold of integration in 1961, has died. He was 62. Son Glenwood Burden Jr. said his father had been battling cancer and for the past month...

County not taking on cost of roads

Wayne County commissioners were unanimous Tuesday in making it clear they are not interested in getting into the road business or in increasing property taxes by up to 14 cents per $100 of value to pay for the privilege....

Boy, 8, killed in crash

An 8-year-old boy was ejected and later died after a one-car accident Thursday night on N.C. 403, about seven miles from Mount Olive, authorities said. John Patrick Best, 8, of Kenneth Best Road, was taken by helicopter to Pitt...

School board approves 2009-10 reorganization plan

The Board of Education has approved reorganization of four schools in the district -- including the closing of its two alternative schools and consolidation of two other city schools. At its meeting Thursday night, the board unanimously approved the resolution...

Special Olympics needs donations for T-shirts

A T-shirt might seem simple enough, but for the athletes who participate in local Special Olympics events, it is more than a typical keepsake. That is the message Special Olympics Wayne County program director Rich Walderman is hoping local residents...

Library to offer spring break activities for kids

The Wayne County Public Library will host a series of programs during the public schools' spring break, Monday through Friday. On Monday at 4 p.m., there will be a Library Scavenger Hunt with goodies placed throughout the Children's Department....

Public record

$700 worth of cigarettes stolen Fath Muharram of Moe's Grill & Convenience Store told Goldsboro police on Wednesday that 180 packs of Newport-branded cigarettes worth about $700 and $1,000 in cash had been stolen from the business. The suspects...

Deputy recovering

GREENVILLE -- A Lenoir County deputy who was wounded in a shootout Tuesday night is recovering at Pitt Memorial Hospital, Sheriff Billy Smith said. Det. Ryan Dawson underwent surgery after a shooting that left another deputy dead, along with the...