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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Trust Fund requests made

Wayne County has $576,923 in its portion of the Eastern Region Trust Fund. The money can be loaned to local municipalities for economic development. But the county's municipalities have requested a total of $1.5 million in requests and the...

Neal ruling set for March

A Superior Court judge will decide next month whether a convicted rapist will receive a new trial. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Arnold O. Jones will rule March 3 on a motion for appropriate relief filed by William Jackson Neal....

City construction increases

Construction in the city of Goldsboro increased over the past year, leading officials to say that the local economy is beginning to look up. Construction was up $16 million over the previous year, according to the city Inspections Department. Goldsboro...

Autopsy: Victim was strangled

Autopsy results are in on one of the victims in the double homicide that took place off Waller Road near Mount Olive in November 2013. Tyrone Beamon Jr., 27, died by strangulation. The autopsy results for the second victim, Shondrea...

Filing period for elected offices gets started Monday

The filing period for local, state and federal elected offices will open at noon Monday and will continue through noon on Friday, Feb. 28. The primary will be held Tuesday, May 6. Candidates for local office will file at...

City to demolish 13 worst buildings

The Goldsboro City Council accepted a bid for the demolition of 13 of the city's most dilapidated vacant houses at its meeting last week. The addresses came from the city's list of minimum housing code violations. After they are...

Wayne Reads: 'Shooting the Moon' author at library

Author Frances O'Roark Dowell visited the Wayne County Library on Saturday morning to talk about her experiences as an "army brat" that were partially translated into her 2008 children's novel, "Shooting the Moon." The talk was sponsored by Wayne...

GPD: 1 retires, 1 gets promotion

Veteran police captain and Goldsboro Police Department Command Staff member John J. Biggins officially retired Saturday after 27 years on the job. Stepping into the role vacated by Biggins is Dwayne Dean, formerly the sergeant over criminal investigations. Dean...

Kitty Askins to hold 10th annual gala fundraiser

Five local couples are vying for the title of King and Queen of Mardi Gras, part of Kitty Askins Hospice Center's 10th annual gala event. The gala will be held Saturday at Walnut Creek Country Club. It starts at...

Delbridge announces bid for District Attorney

Assistant District Attorney Matt Delbridge has announced that he will file for district attorney. Delbridge, who has served as an assistant district attorney for the 8th Judicial District for 30 years, is the senior assistant district attorney in the...