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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Radio icon left his mark on county, region

Goldsboro and eastern North Carolina lost one of its most captivating personalities recently with the passing of Robert "Popa Bob" Swinson, whose career in gospel-oriented radio made him a virtual legend among listeners. Swinson, who was 93, not only...

Teens try out career in law enforcement

For many of the teens enrolled in the Goldsboro Police Explorers program, the activity is not just something to do after school. It's an opportunity to receive training, to learn leadership and discipline and to forge a path toward...

Into the future

MOUNT OLIVE -- A.J. Humphrey didn't recognize the meaning of the red, white and blue cords around the necks of a handful of the Mount Olive College graduates who passed by her Saturday, but she offered some words of...

Board to review anti-litter policies

Property owners who allow their lots to become choked with overgrown weeds and/or littered with bags of garbage, discarded tires, furniture or appliances could find themselves facing fines of up to $250 a day until the lots are cleaned. The...

Famous N.C. author to speak at local literacy wine benefit

A famous North Carolina author will headline a benefit in September designed to raise money to help battle illiteracy in Wayne County. Margaret Maron will speak at Reading Between the Wines, sponsored by Literacy Connections. The group is trying to...

Girl, 12, dies after being struck by truck

A pedestrian who was struck by a drunken driver Thursday along U.S. 70 West near Powell Road, has died. Heather Weir, 12, of Goldsboro was severely injured after being hit by a Ford F-150 traveling toward Raleigh at about 10...

Duplin teen dies in accident

A 16-year-old Duplin County boy is dead after a Friday morning accident less than a mile from his home. Four other people were injured, including the driver of the car and his younger brother. Francisco Zuncin of the Albertson community...

Paying it forward

FAYETTEVILLE -- He could see them burning -- the buildings that had, until an infamous fall morning, graced the horizon he was met by after long shifts inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital. And even though Dawod Dawod was not bound, by birth,...

Internet cafe zoning request set for corner

Two public hearings concerning Internet cafes in the city are scheduled during Monday's meeting of the Goldsboro City Council. The council will entertain a conditional use permit request concerning the northwest corner of the intersection of North William Street...