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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Saying goodbye to Lisa

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR FIREWORKS VICTIM: Judy Grey, second from left, of Georgia, whose daughter Lisa Simmons was one of four killed in a fireworks explosion on Ocracoke Island on July 4, receives a hug from the Rev. Charles Kirkland,...

Two teens take car, then run from cops

Charges are pending against two teens who allegedly stole a Ford Thunderbird from a friend's grandfather, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. The Sheriff's Office became involved with the case when they received a report of suspicious activity behind a...

Family finds abandoned baby hawk

Rick Roberts wasn't sure what kind of bird his mother, Claudia Roberts, found Tuesday clinging to the chain link fence in their back yard, but he realized the small, fluffy bundle of feathers was in trouble. Roberts was playing...

DGDC gets another donated home; releases 2009 Christmas ornament

The house at 300 S. Virginia St. might be a fixer-upper, but Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. board members were happy to accept the donated property as part of their effort to revitalize the city's core. And once it's cleaned up...

Election deadline looming for fall

The filing period for five of the county's seven municipalities and five of its seven sanitary district boards ends Friday at noon. All of the elections are non-partisan. The election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, and the polls...

Health Board plans ahead for next flu season

A plan of attack is already being developed for next year's flu season, Health Director James Roosen told the Board of Health Wednesday. Reacting to this year's swine flu, or H1N1 as it came to be known, as well...

New exhibit opening at Wayne Arts Council

The Arts Council will have an opening reception for its Larger Than Life, Brighter Than Light exhibit tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be refreshments and live music by local musician John Brown. The exhibit features the...

Jury finds dad guilty in baseball shooting

A jury found a Goldsboro man guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting of a neighbor he argued with over his child's baseball game, court records show. Timothy Tramel Vaughn, 37, gave notice Wednesday that he would appeal the verdict...

Public record

Armed robbery Goldsboro police are searching for three suspects who got into a man's car and demanded money early Wednesday morning, according to a Goldsboro police report. Steven Moore, Ashworth Drive, said two armed black males and an unarmed black...