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Four shot in last 24 hours

Four people have been shot since 10:45 Saturday evening and the Goldsboro Police Department is asking the public for information that would bring the shooters to justice. Shots were fired both at the Headquarters Barbershop on Ash Street and hours...

Plant might be coming to Duplin

Carolina Alternative Energy, part of the Renaissance Organization LLC, has announced plans to create a multimillion-dollar swine waste plant in Albertson by the end of this year, but county officials are skeptical. Duplin County Manager Mike Aldridge said two...

Commission delays mobile home park query again

For the second time in as many months, Wayne County commissioners have delayed approval of a 32-lot mobile home park on N.C. 55 east of Mount Olive. The first delay was to check with the state Department of Transportation...

Twelve years of development in Goldsboro

2000 -- The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. board of directors puts together its 10-year vision for downtown. It predicts a passenger-rail system running from Goldsboro Union Station and booming development near the city's downtown convention center. 2001 -- The Goldsboro...

Restaurant openings likely to be filled soon

The doors closed on two downtown businesses in the past month, but there are signs Center Street will still break even by this summer as both are likely to reopen before fall. Central Lunch, an on and off again...

Spinning downtown gold

The holly trees are gone from Center Street. They are due to be replaced by zelkovas and timber oaks by October when the Center Street Streetscape project is expected to conclude. Those trees won't be saplings, but they certainly...

Library speaker to talk on Underground Railroad

Meltonia Loretta Young will present "Stories from the Underground Railroad" June 16 at 3 p.m. at the Wayne County Public Library. The program is a combined art exhibit, historical lecture, and exploration of the symbols and secrets behind the...

After years, Spring Creek High School grads say goodbye

MOUNT OLIVE -- Four-year-old Aiden Howell buried his face in his mother's graduation gown, too shy and too tired to face the crowd. "He has told me, 'I am so proud of you, Mama," said Brenda Carrillo of Seven...

Rosewood says bye to 100th class

The look upon nearly every member of Rosewood High School's class of 2012 could best be described as stoic as they filed onto Branch Pope Field Friday night. Sure, there was the occasional nervous laugh, a bit of idle...

Eastern Wayne graduates making big plans

Angeline Cannon and David Murchison often wondered over the course of four years of high school if their mischief-making son would walk across the stage to get his diploma. But Joseph overcame the many obstacles that were placed in...

Two with DOT honored for helping save co-worker's life

Shawn Strickland didn't get to celebrate his 38th birthday on April 23, but thanks to the quick action of two co-workers, he can look forward to celebrating in the future with his 15-year-old daughter, and 12- and 9-year-old sons....

CBA sends off successful class

PIKEVILLE -- Symetrice Montgomery had one word to describe her feelings Saturday morning -- happy. "I'm ready to get it over with," said the honor graduate from Charles B. Aycock High School as she prepared to line up with...