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Sunday, March 31, 2013

DGDC turns some activities over to other groups

Tasked with taking more of an economic development focus on downtown, the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. has farmed out several of its programs to local community groups and civic organizations. It's an effort that actually began last fall as...

Fremont welcomes spring, daffodils Saturday

FREMONT -- "Awesome. Ummmm," Paige Varney, 9, exclaimed as she took a bite of her funnel cake, her movements sending powdered sugar cascading all the way down to her colorful boots. Hearing her excitement, older sister Jayda, 10, walked over...

Walnut Creek Council rejects sewer

The Walnut Creek Village Council voted unanimously last week to end its push for a village-wide sewer system. After the proposal caused an uproar among most residents, the five council members chose to find another way to deal with...

Three hurt in Saturday wreck

Speed and alcohol were both factors in an one-vehicle wreck that injured three men inside the car that Highway Patrol troopers said was destroyed in the wreck. The two of the injured were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected...

Number served still increasing for Soup Kitchen

Every year lately, the number of meals served at the Community Soup Kitchen of Goldsboro has increased, topping out at 36,739 in 2012 -- an average of 137 people a day. "We were up 4,000 (meals) more from the...

Veterans seeking help to welcome the Wall

They claim that their home county is among the most patriotic in the country -- that the presence of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and a large veterans community inside its limits makes Wayne County bleed red, white and blue....

Commission: Fees for seniors?

The Wayne County Commission continued its questioning of department heads this past week, with a pair of sessions Thursday covering five areas of operations -- and including a question about instituting fees at the new Wayne County Senior Center....

Commissioners to discuss Planning Board powers Tuesday

Wayne County commissioners will discuss Tuesday morning proposed changes to the county subdivision ordinance that would return authority for certain plat review and approval to the Wayne County Planning Board and/or the county planning director. That authority was stripped...

Multi-sports complex tops City Council consent agenda

The Goldsboro City Council will meet Monday, with the council holding a work session at 5:30 p.m. and the regular meeting starting at 7 p.m. in the Council chambers at City Hall. On the work session agenda are an...

Man tries to buy car, is robbed, escapes with $3,500

A Bailey area man who was in Goldsboro to buy a car he had seen advertised online managed to escape uninjured and with his $3,500 in cash after two men robbed him at gunpoint. Adrio Lallegos, 25, of 1020...

Meeting, loving, helping animals

Jennifer Moye isn't scared of going to the animal shelter. And she doesn't want you to be either. That's the reason that she decided to join forces with Dr. Charles Zwerling, founder of the Heritage Dance Foundation, to see...

Funds raised, animals adoped and pet owners educated at Wonderland

Being dressed as a giant mouse didn't keep 12-year-old Alexis Godwin of Goldsboro from walking around to look at the dogs available for adoption. She saw several she liked, but with three dogs already at home, she knew she...