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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Views are mixed on future of Streetscape

During the Goldsboro City Council's recent discussion about the continuation of the Center Street Streetscape project, two council members made sweeping, contradicting statements about the reception to the city's signature downtown revitalization project. Nearly a month after work was...

Man pleads guilty to 2011 Mount Olive murder

Rather than face a trial on first-degree murder charges, Carlos Antonio Bran Calderon, 25, 103 Timothy St., pleaded guilty in Wayne County Superior Court Tuesday to one count of second-degree murder. He was then sentenced a minimum of 14...

Wayne Opportunity Center happy with new shredding truck

There was a lot for Wayne Opportunity Center Director John Chance to celebrate Friday at his company's annual Christmas party -- and it had nothing to do with the event falling on his birthday this year. As his clients...

Three local surveyors honored

Three area surveyors were recognized Monday for years of service to the profession and awarded the status of "Professional Fellow Life Member" by the N.C. Society of Surveyors. At a banquet at Texas Steak House, Ed Little of Goldsboro,...

One last parade

Santa Claus wears sunglasses while waving to the crowd during his time in the O'Berry/Cherry Hospital Parade....

Mount Olive Middle School principal honored

Tammy Keel, principal of Mount Olive Middle School, was recently named Principal of the Year by the North Carolina School Community Health Alliance. The announcement was made during the organization's annual conference in Raleigh. Mrs. Keel was chosen from...

City Council set to continue talk on Streetscape project

The Goldsboro City Council will pick up where it left off concerning the continuation of downtown's signature revitalization effort Monday as members are expected to discuss and possibly vote on extending the Center Street Streetscape Project south to the...

A battle comes to life -- 150 years later

The thick black cloud rising into a section of Wayne County sky did not dissipate when Confederate soldiers belted out their rebel yell. The sound of Union muskets did not subside. The streaks of light that accompanied burning fuses...

Re-enactors honor history's fallen soldiers, pass down memories

Tom Flood crunches down on a piece of hardtack and, after a few seconds of chewing, manages to swallow it. The cracker-like snack was a staple, he said, for the soldiers who fought in battles like the one he...

Battle re-enactment to continue today

The final installment of the two-day Battle of the Goldsborough Bridge re-enactment will unfold today to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Dec. 17, 1862 engagement. The schedule of events is as follows: * 8 a.m. -- Battlefield open to...