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Friday, June 12, 2009

First to turn tassels

DUDLEY -- So long, and thanks for all the cookies. Southern Wayne High School 2009 valedictorian Amber Bowden knows what she and her classmates will miss the most about their school years. "While we are all more than glad to...

Jamming

Patricia, Julia, and Emma Faulk dance to the sounds of the Mardi Gras Band during the Center street Jam Thursday evening in downtown Goldsboro. Hundreds of people turned out despite the heat to soak up the band's beach music. The...

Three sought in botched Goldsboro robbery

Goldsboro police are seeking three people in connection with an attempted armed robbery Thursday at the Hampton Inn on North Spence Avenue that left two employees wounded. According to the Goldsboro Police Department, two employees of the hotel, Stephen...

Today is D-day for converting from analog television

There weren't many television stations broadcasting when Harry Sutton was growing up. "First I remember was Channel 9 in '53 or '54. It was real snowy, that was the first channel that came on," he said. His father, Elworth Sutton,...

Officials to watch for pay concerns

A new software system has already given a local jail administrator headaches, and she wonders if state-ordered furloughs might make those problems worse. But the State Controller's Office, which is in charge of the BEACON system, says the problems have...

Ways to save when it's sizzle'n hot ...

Spring made a valiant effort to hang on after Memorial Day, but the milder season recently retired to a spot in front of the air conditioner, fanning itself and clutching an ice-choked glass of sweet tea. Welcome to another North...

Public record

Man shot in leg Tyron Jones of West Pine Street suffered a gunshot wound to the upper left leg early Thursday morning in the 300 block of West Grantham Street, police said. Jones said that a person unknown to him...

Summer reading programs start Saturday

Jackie Longwell isn't wasting any time with her grandson, Michael. Though he's only 4 years old, she's already getting him interested in reading. "I'm a huge advocate for reading and introducing young children to books. I started taking my...

Pictures of Hampton Inn shooting suspects released by police

On Thursday,, officers and Investigators with the Goldsboro Police Department responded to the Hampton Inn at 905 N. Spence Ave., in reference to a shooting. It was learned that two employees of the Hampton Inn had been shot by an...