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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Complaint will stall restrooms at park

Construction of the public restroom at Stoney Creek Park was halted Monday after former city councilman Bob Waller and other Randolph Street residents raised concerns about its location after work began Friday. City Manager Scott Stevens gave the order...

Woman shot outside store

A 19-year-old woman was shot outside of the Manhattan Grocery and Deli located at 901 S. Slocumb St. two minutes before 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating the shooting of Renisha Lashonda Todd, of 1204 Brewington Court,...

Resting place for heroes

Supporters of a proposed new veterans cemetery in Goldsboro are hopeful that after nearly six years worth of work, their efforts will soon pay off. Andy Anderson, who has been pushing the project from the start, explained that the...

Air Force jets grounded

The sequester came home to Wayne County Tuesday as the Air Force announced it would begin standing down a third of its fighter jet fleet, including one of the F-15E Strike Eagle squadrons housed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base....

Planning board OKs building queries

The Wayne County Planing Board Tuesday night approved four minor subdivision plats, but held off on a rezoning request. The plats are: * Jockey's Ridge final, owner/developer Arnold Flowers, one lot on Arrington Bridge Road in Indian Springs Township *...

Location of life-size Chutes and Ladders changed Friday

The life-size game of Chutes and Ladders, originally scheduled for Cornerstone Commons, will be at First Presbyterian Church, 1101 E. Ash St., on Friday for families and others to come out and celebrate early childhood education. In addition to the...

Holocaust survivor speaks at Mount Olive College

MOUNT OLIVE -- The day Abe Piasek was freed from the hold of Nazi Germany still sticks in his memory -- not so much because he escaped from an overturned cattle car that day, but because it was the...

Veteran drivers win school bus titles

Three veteran school bus drivers and previous winners again took the top three awards in the annual "Bus ROAD-e-o" competition, which showcases driving and safety skills. Wayne County Public Schools hosts the yearly event, setting up a challenging course...

Farm bill lectures planned

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association in partnership with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and Wayne County N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will be holding two lectures on the farm bill extension and its effect on local foods. The lectures will be...

Goldsboro Optimist Club collecting computers Saturday

The Goldsboro Optimist Club on Saturday will collect used computers from the public in the parking lot at Sam's Club from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The following items are needed for its Optimist Computers4Kids program: laptop, desktop, and...