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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Double fatal accident

MOUNT OLIVE -- Two unidentified females died Tuesday afternoon in a vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 117 outside of Mount Olive.The victims, described by the highway patrol as "elderly black females," both died at the scene. Officials are withholding the...

Hotel owners have 60 days

A local hotel characterized as "unbelievable" by Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Allen was condemned Monday evening by the Goldsboro City Council. And if it isn't on the road to repair within 60 days, the building will be leveled. The Gold...

City announces Halloween date

The city of Goldsboro will observe Halloween Friday, Oct. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mayor Al King has asked that those households that wish to participate in trick-or-treat festivities leave a porch light on -- parents are asked...

Taking a wicked ride

For a bull rider, sitting in the chute, strapping onto the 1,500 pounds of pure, angry muscle underneath -- that's the hard part. The staying on for eight seconds as that animal jumps and twists and turns and bucks,...

Public record

AC units dismantled Three air conditioning units at Selah Church on Selah Church Road, Four Oaks, were damaged after someone dismantled them in order to remove internal components, mainly copper, Wayne County sheriff's deputies said. The remaining parts were left...

Fair schedule

TUESDAY 8 to noon -- Second Flower Show Entries accepted Noon -- Gates open to all exhibits SENIOR CITIZENS DAY (Free admission for all persons 60 years of age and above) Noon -- Pie Baking Contest --Pavilion 1 p.m. --...

Mayor says Mount Olive is working on fixing its finances

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive Mayor Ray McDonald Sr. responded Monday to concerns about the town's finances at the town board's monthly meeting. McDonald addressed a town financial audit from the 2008 fiscal year that pointed out several long-running...

Members clash over vocational education

School board member John Grantham says it is a "discouraging" trend to steer high school students toward vocational programs that ultimately don't prepare them for the academic regimen of college. "A child in high school, most of them don't have...