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Sunday, November 1, 2009

City will seek growth, but budget limits how

A noncontiguous annexation request from Wayne County commissioner Steve Keen involving his 51.17-acre property on the south side of U.S. 70 just east of N.C. 581 has raised questions in recent weeks regarding Goldsboro's future annexation plans. So before...

Ohio-based company buys R.N. Rouse and Co. holdings

An Ohio-based company acquired this week a family-owned construction business that has operated in Goldsboro for nearly a century. R.N. Rouse and Co. Inc. was purchased by Danis Building Construction Co., a spokesperson for the company announced last week....

Families: State cuts hurting local mental health patients

It troubles 70-year-old Estella Shepherd to see state budget cuts target segments of the population that are the least equipped to deal with them, such as her developmentally disabled adult son, Thomas. For some like James Hinnant, the cuts...

Halloween hauntings

Anthony Williams Jr., 6, right, walks through a mock graveyard while trick-or-treating at the home of Neil and April Denning on West Main Street in Mount Olive on Saturday evening. Damp weather did not keep youngsters across Wayne County from...

Newspaper launches drive for children

With a little help, Christmas morning will come early for more than 600 children who, otherwise, would likely have no gifts this year. Some come from broken homes. Others have at least one parent who has lost a job....

Urban farming entrepreneur to give lecture at GHS

The North Carolina Center for Environmental Farming Systems is sponsoring a lecture by a noted farming innovator, who will speak Wednesday at the Wayne School of Engineering at Goldsboro High School. Will Allen of Milwaukee, Wis., is a MacArthur "Genius...

Realtors set sights on helping feed pets

Maria Wade is hoping to see a mountain of pet food grow over the next month at Prudential The McMillen Real Estate Group office at 1004 N. Berkeley Blvd. And even though the company's pet food drive for the...

Boo-It ... Haunted Wayne

Robbie Walker, 3, of Pikeville, reaches for his prize after winning at miniature golf at the Boo-It held in downtown Goldsboro on Friday....

Reaching for Halloween at library

Alex Castro, 4, digs his hand into the "Bowl of Horrors" to win some candy at the Wayne County Public Library's Halloween Festival on Saturday....

Halloween on base

Three-year-old Antonio Houpe Jr. bowls for candy at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Halloween Festival Saturday evening....

Halloween goes to the dogs to benefit Humane Society

More than a dozen Wayne County dogs got into the spooky spirit of Halloween Saturday at the Wayne County Humane Society pet costume contest. Some of the pooches were more happy with their costumes than others. Daisy, a 12-year-old...

There will be no one's name on the ballot, again, in Eureka

The Town of Eureka ballot looks pretty bare. With three seats open -- the mayor and two commissioners -- there are no candidates listed at the Wayne County Board of Elections. Mayor Stephen Howell and Commissioner Billy Martin's seats are...

Dropoff deadline for Operation Christmas Child is approaching

Christmas is still a while off, but supporters of Operation Christmas Child are hoping people are already preparing shoe boxes of goodies for children around the world. Adamsville Baptist Church on North Berkeley Boulevard has been designated as an...

Murderer released on parole

A Lillington man convicted of a 1991 murder near Grantham has been released on parole, state officials say. Lionel Lamont Cox, now 37, was convicted in 1993 of the second-degree murder of James "Pop" Raynor, 68, who was found dead...

HHS chief: Mental health system changing

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Lanier Cansler was in Goldsboro Thursday, seeking to ex-plain to consumers, providers and other mental health officials how the system is likely to change over the course of the next...

Ava Gardner calendar available

SMITHFIELD -- The Ava Gardner Museum is now offering its 2010 Ava Gardner Calendar. Since 1999, the Ava Gardner Museum has created an annual calendar that includes exceptional photos of "the most beautiful woman in the world." The Museum has...

Authors to speak Wednesday at WCC

Gingher is the author of several novels, including "Bobby Rex's Greatest Hit,""How to Have a Happy Childhood," "Teen Angel & Other Stories of Wayward Love," and "A Girl's Life: Boys, Weddings, & Luck." Her latest book is "Adventures in Pen...