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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Decision good news for troops

Johnny Bartlett cracked a smile when he started talking about President Barack Obama's announcement that the war in Iraq would be over by the end of the year. "One down. One to go," he said. "And it's about time." The...

City not likely to name police chief until 2012

Goldsboro City Manager Scott Stevens said the search for a new police chief will begin as early as November, and that he plans to name the next department head in February 2012. Maj. Jeff Stewart has served as the...

Moseley: U.S. military made Iraq announcement possible

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base officials -- representing both the 4th Fighter Wing and 916th Air Refueling Wing -- are not yet ready to disclose whether the 40-plus locally based airmen currently deployed to Iraq are among those coming...

Families, volunteers walk for Alzheimer's patients, and a cure

Those who gathered Saturday for the Alzheimer's Walk know exactly what Mary Ann McDonald meant when she described her last year with her 84-year-old father. It is like your loved one is gone before he or she actually dies,...

Five area schools bring home U.S. Cellular $50K grants

Five area schools will receive $50,000 each as winners in the national U.S. Cellular 2011 Calling All Communities contest. Representatives from the wireless carrier made surprise stops earlier last week to Fremont STARS, North Drive and Tommy's Drive elementary schools...

Public record

Good time gone bad A 51-year-old Pikeville man was beaten in his Lancaster Road home with a tire iron and robbed of $3,000, according to a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, after arranging a private dance with...

Local couple honored with Long Leaf Pine awards

Betty Ellis speaks during a ceremony at Goldsboro Country Club Thursday afternoon during which she was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest award given by the governor to a citizen. Mrs. Ellis' late husband, Charles...

Celebrating those who don't see limitations

Hidden by the crowd, Tyrone Starkie headed to the front of the Herman Park Center to receive his award. Having just been named the Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities Employee of the Year, he was all smiles. Some...

DGDC gets grant for new office

Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. Director Julie Thompson announced Friday afternoon that her organization's move to North John Street will get a boost, as Wells Fargo informed her that DGDC's request for a grant to assist with renovations of the...

Whose was hot? Whose was not?

Blue sky, crisp temperatures and live music provided a welcoming setting for the fifth annual Really Chili Challenge in downtown Goldsboro Saturday. Nearly 500 people filled the Center Street Jam parking lot to sample a variety of chili recipes that...

Region looking to save exploited children

The Board of Health is being encouraged to consider establishing a task force to train and educate the community on the perils of human trafficking. Pam Strickland, founder of Stop Human Trafficking Now, said the problem is a form of...