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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

King wins re-election, board sees little turnover

Goldsboro Mayor Al King won re-election Tuesday night, besting challenger Henry Jinette.In District 1, Councilman Michael Headen beat challenger Kyle Pritchard by a wide margin.In District 2, Bill Broadaway won his uncontested race.In District 3, William Goodman will return to...

LaRoque indicted by federal grand jury

State Rep. Stephen LaRoque, R-Lenoir, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on eight criminal counts, U.S. Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced today. LaRoque, who lost May's Republican primary for state House District 10 to John Bell IV...

Pikeville Walmart is moving forward

PIKEVILLE -- Walmart is advertising on its website for a supervisor for the nearly 14,000-square-foot Walmart Express the company plans to build at 303 S. Goldsboro St. (U.S. 117 Alternate) just north of the Food Lion supermarket. The website indicates...

Fatal Fire not Suspicious

A mobile home fire that claimed the life of a Wayne County man early Sunday is no longer being considered suspicious by investigators. Gabriel Velasquez died in the fire at 128 Brenn Loop Road in the Mar-Mac community. Maj....

Businesses eye downtown

The city's investment into Center Street might already be paying dividends as Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. Director Julie Thompson said Friday she has already received five applications for new business incentive grants for entrepreneurs hoping to open businesses on...

WCC Community garden project connects students to futures

With its Sustainable Agriculture program, Wayne Community College doesn't just offer college credits. It's also a way for students to grow their community connection. The program has a market garden lab on campus, which students use to gain their...

City election today

Turnout is expected to be low across the state for North Carolina's secondary primary election today, but Wayne County Elections Board Director Beverly York said she believes interest in the races for seats on the Goldsboro City Council could...

Section of N.C. 11 in Duplin County to be closed

KENANSVILLE -- Starting next week, a section of N.C. 11 will be closed for a two-week period for construction work. The North Carolina Department of Transportation will close an approximately 10-mile stretch of N.C. 11, from just north of...

More names needed for PH Banquet

They have no explanation for the fact that, to date, there has been an underwhelming response to their call for the names of local heroes. But with only a few weeks until the event meant to honor them, organizers of...

Public record

Kidnapping, assault Roxanne Faison, 300 block Level Street, and Kimberly Jones, 500 block Linnen Lane were attacked at Ms. Faison's home after 8 p.m.. Friday. Faison and Jones reported to Goldsboro police that several females drove to the victims home...