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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Parks meetings draw small numbers

Despite lackluster attendance at six public meetings, Parks and Recreation Director Scott Barnard said he was encouraged by enthusiastic responses from the handfuls of people who showed up at the meetings, which were held in each of the city's...

One-stop voting starts Thursday

Goldsboro voters will elect a new board and mayor during the July 17 primary election, but other than those races, the only other ones on the ballot are for a handful of state, and mostly Republican, primaries. The candidates...

New soil needed for Center Street work

The Goldsboro City Council last week discussed a change order for the Center Street Streetscape project that will cost the city an additional $90,000 to import soil. Council members also learned that Mulberry Street might need to be closed...

A leap of faith

JACKSONVILLE -- He knew that death would be flying alongside his B-52 -- that if his crew executed its mission, he would never again embrace his wife or hold his little girl. But Air Force Lt. Adam Mattocks did...

Wayne County Senior Games winners listed

The following were winners in the Wayne County Senior Games held last month. Basketball Shoot Gold: Susan Strickland, Pauline Gassaway, Mattie Suggs, Vivian Clark, Marjorie Hines, Mike Trujillo, Walt Bryant; Silver: Sylvia Creel; Bronze: Polly Adams. Billiards Gold: Edward Faison,...

Walk raises money for building homes for Habitat for Humanity

Saturday's Hike for Humanity, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne, has evolved into a family-oriented event where the community can have fun while learning more about the organization. The third annual hike, held Saturday at Stoney Creek Park,...

STARBASE

Jacob Callahan prepares his rocket for flight while instructor Allen Sasser watches Friday morning at Greenwood School. The weeklong STARBASE camp at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is a program that gives youth an opportunity to focus on science,...

Foreign students in need of homes

A group that organizes visits by foreign students to eastern North Carolina is in need of help in placing three students arriving from Spain this week. Professor Frederic Fladenmuller of East Carolina University helps direct the Terra Lingua/Terre des Langues...

Civil War battle lecture Tuesday

Military expert Keven Gambold will speak on the Seven Days Battle as part of the series observing the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by the North Carolina Military History Roundtable. The lecture will be held Tuesday at 7...