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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Senior Games

Jeanne Lovings competes in the 65-69 age division of shuffleboard during the Wayne County Senior Games at Herman Park on Monday. The games will continue all week, with horseshoes, golf, croquet and billiards scheduled for today. Later in the week,...

Meeting planned for citizens to view MPO

A lack of information, not misinformation, is what is driving the public's concerns about the powers of the Goldsboro Municipal Planning Organization, organizers of a Thursday night public meeting say. In recent weeks, the MPO's authority has been questioned,...

Woman shot as she tried to leave club

MOUNT OLIVE -- A woman died at Pitt Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon after a club shooting at N.C. 55 nightclub early Monday morning, authorities say. Kendra Nyetta Smalls, 21, of West Chestnut Street, died after the shooting that also...

Drowning victim identified; area dangerous, officials say

When six men and a woman gathered at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park Sunday, they were just looking for a little fun in the river, a state parks official said. But swimming in a dangerous part of the...

City talks cuts as budget planning continues

The Goldsboro City Council continued Monday discussing how to proceed with the proposed 2009-10 city budget, which City Manager Joe Huffman called "probably the hardest and the easiest budget we've ever done." "Hardest because of cutting, and easiest because everyone...

Chairman: Comments are hurting progress

Wayne County Board of Education Chairman George Moye said at the board's meeting Monday that he is tired of a "one-man wrecking crew" tearing down the reputation of the county's public schools, and took to task the elected official he...

States wants $500K back from Wayne

School officials, anticipating next year's budget, received word late Friday that the state is asking for its second reversion of funds -- this time in the amount of $537,199. Their "mouths dropped open" when they heard, said Nan Barwick, assistant...

Man wanted for sexual assault

A former Mount Olive resident is wanted for the sexual battery of a 7-year-old child in Wayne County, detectives said. Investigator Paige Learnard reported that Jose Adan Cruz-Turcios, 25, a white male with black hair, brown eyes, about 5...

Public record

Man shot Dennis Mitchell of West Mulberry Street told Goldsboro police on Saturday night that he was shot by suspects who drove by him at his other residence on East Walnut Street, according to the report. Mitchell suffered minor injury,...

City Council denies rezoning request for sports bar plan

The Goldsboro City Council unanimously said no to a proposed Flight Line sports bar Monday night. The council voted to deny a rezoning request that would have allowed operation of the bar and an accompanying Budget truck rental business at...