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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Council begins annual retreat

For the next two days, members of the Goldsboro City Council will focus, among other things, on the future, as the board began its annual retreat this morning at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting -- one set to...

Best to schools: Let's eye building options

The Wayne County Board of Education has reason not to trust the county commissioners because of past failures to act on funding, but that is no excuse to base school construction decisions on politics, Commissioner Jack Best said. However, school...

Couple's home destroyed in city fire

An elderly couple was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital Tuesday after a fire destroyed their Randolph Street home. Richard Freeman, 75, and his wife, Karen, 71, were treated and released. Firefighters with the Goldsboro Fire Department battled the fire for...

Students get first look at career options

Busloads of seventh-graders converged on the Family YMCA Tuesday for the second annual middle schools career fair. Once inside, students hesitantly glanced around the room before receiving instructions from their guidance counselors on how to navigate. Eighty booths lined...

Family pleads to illegal lottery ring

MOUNT OLIVE -- A 3-year-old case involving an illegal "numbers" lottery operation spread over several counties that made use of runners, bag men, count houses and generated more than $1 million in income for its female banker/manager moved closer to...

History brought to life

Dr. Bob Fulkerson, pastor of Madison Avenue Baptist Church, portrays President Abraham Lincoln, the nation's 16th president, speaking to fourth-grade classes at North Drive Elementary School on Tuesday. This is the second year Fulkerson has done the presentation, sharing about...