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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Swine flu reported at Seymour Johnson AFB

A 4th Fighter Wing airman is currently isolated at home and listed in good condition after becoming the first confirmed case of H1N1 Flu in Wayne County. Test results from the USAFSAM Epidemiology Lab at Brooks City Base, Texas, reached...

Gospel sing to benefit police officer with leukemia

From staff reports With more than $17,000 raised by a fish fry for a Goldsboro police officer with leukemia, his friends and police department superiors were encouraged. But with treatments that will surely rack up hundreds of thousands in medical...

Farmers: Wheat strong

Wayne County farmers are expecting a good crop of winter wheat this year, with many of them already in the fields harvesting the golden grain. Agricultural Extension agent Kevin Johnson said more than 20,000 acres of the crop were planted...

County ponders new regulations for signs along some roadways

There appeared to be some confusion Tuesday over the scope of a proposed amendment to the county's zoning ordinance that would establish size and location requirements for signs in the county. One of the two speakers at the brief...

Littlest cheerleader

Shelby Staps, 18 months old, cheers on her cousin, Jalen, during a Little League baseball game Tuesday afternoon at Spring Creek Elementary School. Also looking on are her brother, Hanson Staps, 4, and cousin, Mattie Staps, 4. Baseball is in...

$70,000 in heroin seized in Goldsboro

The Goldsboro Police Department's Support Services Division made a major drug arrest Tuesday, seizing $70,000 worth of heroin on Fairview Circle and arresting two people for trafficking. Charged with possession of the narcotic were Kristopher Douglas Battle, 30, of...

Hearings set for 2009-10 county budget

County commissioners listened without comment Tuesday as County Manager Lee Smith provided them with an overview of what he called a "standstill" budget proposal. The $157.6 million budget is some 3.2 percent less than the current budget and maintains...

Architect selected for Union Station revitalization

The same architect who completed the stabilization work on historic Union Station in downtown Goldsboro has been selected to proceed with the rest of the revitalization project. David E. Gall, an architect from Winston-Salem will handle the next stage...

City officials want to hear comments at transportation forum

Having a problem with transportation in Goldsboro? Kimley-Horn and Associates wants to hear about it. The consultant firm, working with the Goldsboro Metropolitan Planning Organization to update the city's long-range transportation plan, will hold a public workshop Thursday evening...

Public record

Armed robbery Two men staying at the Quality Inn & Suites alleged an unknown black male robbed them at gunpoint on Monday, a report shows. Police are searching for a man about 6 feet tall with short black hair, with...

Gas leak handled

Goldsboro Fire Department Capt. Mike Smith works the scene of a gas leak at 810 Beech St. Tuesday morning. Fire officials responded to the gas leak on the corner of Beech Street and Herman Street at 10:24 a.m. and were...

Duplin residents criticize school board's spending plans

KENANSVILLE -- The more than 300 person crowd at the Duplin County Board of Education meeting Tuesday night wasn't quite as large as it was for the county commissioners the day before, but those who did come to Kenan...

State grants helping towns combat crime

FREMONT -- Getting about $20,000 in grant funding may not seem like much, but the the town's police chief says it's been enough to "save Fremont" from roving gangs and rampant street drug dealers. Starting about three years ago,...