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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Jazz on George

Linda Little performs with Jeffrey Grimes and Friends during Jazz on George in Downtown Goldsboro....

Neal trial to begin Monday

Genetic evidence freed a wrongfully imprisoned man after 18 years -- the same DNA evidence the state will use against defendant William Jackson Neal in a rape trial starting Monday. Neal, 54, is accused the rape of a then 12-year-old...

Coming home from Bagram

A few thousand feet above the Hindu Kush mountains, Brig. Gen. Steve Kwast urged the others seated in a C-12 bound for Kandahar to look out the window at the campfires burning across the valley. "Those people down there just...

Democrats stand firm on policies, eye races

They called themselves "the voice of reason" -- the few dozen local Democrats who converged on the Wayne County Courthouse for their party's annual convention. But some of those who spoke -- particularly State Sen. Don Davis -- said...

Man found murdered in city parking lot

A Goldsboro man was found shot to death in a city parking lot and two others were wounded after an early morning shooting Saturday. Charles Ray Morgan II, 26, of Lincoln Drive, was found dead by Goldsboro police officers...

Chamber lays off two staff, battles shortfall

Faced with declining membership and a tough budget situation this year, the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce eliminated its two membership positions Friday. In an e-mail from Chamber President Steve Hicks and Chamber Board of Directors Chairwoman Julie Daniels,...

Mario Kornegay says his new barbershop has cuts for anyone

Mario's Top Ranked Barber Shop, 314 Randolph St., is offering experience when it comes to fades, braids and hair cuts. Mario Kornegay, owner, said the shop has something for everyone. "The ladies do shampoos, twists, dreads, micro braids, corn...

All that jazz

The annual Jazz on George event in downtown Goldsboro featured three jazz and blues bands, a car show, a bike book run and vendors selling food. About a hundred people turned out for the free festival Saturday....

$50,000 donor pushes library project past halfway point

MOUNT OLIVE -- A $50,000 pledge announced Friday by the Southern Bank Foundation has pushed a grassroots effort to raise $350,000 for a new Steele Memorial Library past the halfway mark. It was the second $50,000 pledge within a...

Veterans trip to D.C. planned

The Goldsboro Exchange Club is planning a one-day trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War memorials on Tuesday, April 27. Veterans of any of these wars who would like to go along...

Hospital volunteers honored for giving back

Some would say that 7,325 hours of volunteering at Wayne Memorial Hospital has finally paid off for Jean Bacon, this year's Volunteer of the Year recipient. They would be wrong, though, because volunteering started paying off for Ms. Bacon...

People expected to pack into Pickle Festival

MOUNT OLIVE -- Pickles are popping up all around Mount Olive in preparation for the 24th annual North Carolina Pickle Festival. Performers, vendors and the Pickle Festival committee are getting ready for the tens of thousands of visitors expected to...