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City recycling rules to change

Changes within the city of Goldsboro recycling program this spring will have impacts on the recycling experience of customers and city employees -- and also on a locally based rehabilitation center. Recycling crews will begin collecting trays and pods...

A peck of pickles ... and fun

MOUNT OLIVE -- Saturday morning began cloudy and chilly with North Carolina Pickle Festival organizers fearing the worst -- rain. The word is unspoken at festival committee meetings, which some thought might have been the reason the day remained...

911 calls played in murder trial

The first caller was relatively calm. "Can y'all come to Brookside?" she said. "Where?" a 911 operator replied. "On South Slocumb Street?" "Yeah," she said. "What's wrong?" the operator asked. "Um, the man at the store's bleeding," she continued....

Center Stage performing "Willy Wonka"

A man locks himself away in a candy factory filled with little orange and green people. His only goal is to make children happy with new and fantastical candy creations. All this makes for quite a bit of comedy as...

City, Arts Council to restart Sundays in the Park

What was an old time tradition in Goldsboro back in the early 1960s and '70s is coming back after a several-year hiatus. Sundays in the Park will start up again May 6. The event was a staple on a lazy...

Southern Bank named one of top regional banks in U.S.

MOUNT OLIVE -- Southern Bank and Trust Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern BancShares (N.C.), Inc., was recently ranked seventh among the country's 25 top-performing regional banks for 2011 by SNL Financial. The bank was eligible for the...

Pedestrian killed on highway Wednesday

A Goldsboro man died late Wednesday night after being struck from behind by a car while he was walking on the roadway of U.S. 70 East. According to the Highway Patrol, Carroll Leamon Ezzell, 66, of 2201 Royall Ave....

Pickle princesses revel in day in spotlight at festival

MOUNT OLIVE -- Maia Phillips, 5, likes her crown and her sash, but she likes her pickles even more. Mini Miss Maia, the winner of the five to six-year-old age group in the 12th annual North Carolina Pickle Princess...

Agriculture program brings students to MOC

Alaina Airheart decided to go to school at Mount Olive College because she said it felt like home, with its smaller class sizes and friendly peers. But she was also attracted to the college because of the opportunity it...

Students add tang to cancer fight

Jaila Carter scooped ice into a small plastic cup, then handed it to classmate Candra Stevens to add some lemonade. Addison Moore put in the finishing touch -- a "bendy" straw. The first-grade assembly line outside the front office...

Kasell opens museum journalism exhibit

Award-winning National Public Radio broadcaster Carl Kasell was in Goldsboro Saturday for two reasons. Kasell gave a lecture at the Wayne County Museum to kick off an exhibit on journalism. And he was to meet with classmates later to...

State says Tony Moore ineligible to run

Assistant News Editor With early voting well under way and the May 8 primary quickly approaching, the state Board of Elections decided Friday that state Senate candidate Tony Moore doesn't meet the residency qualifications after all. In March, the Pitt...