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Wednesday, February 4, 2004

Nationally certified

Wayne County teachers who earned National Board Certification are, front row, from left, Pamela Beaman, Rachel Jones, Lynn Collins, Sonia Jordan and Beth Jorgensen; middle row, Sharon Dentzer, Sheila McCullen, Vivian Lamm and Annita Rao; and back row, Dawn...

Goldsboro among top 50

The Wayne County Economic Development Commission announced Tuesday that Goldsboro has been ranked 36th in Expansion Magazine's sixth annual "America's Hottest Cities" for business expansion or relocation. Expansion Magazine, a trade publication in economic development, asked 70 site selection consultants...

Methamphetamine a growing problem

Wayne County is starting to see the spread of an illegal drug that's both dangerous to users and to the community, a sheriff's officer told the county commissioners Tuesday. Maj. Ray Smith said his office is alarmed by the...

Date set for city re-election

The Wayne County Board of Elections is getting ready for Goldsboro's rematch election between Danny Roseborough and Jackie Warrick in District 6. Warrick and Roseborough will face off in a new election on March 23 for the district that...

13 teachers are board-certified

The Wayne County school board recognized 13 teachers who have earned National Board certification. This brings the total number of board-certified teachers in the school system to 106. On Monday, board members Lehman Smith and George Moye presented the...

Frank Tillman dies

Frank Tillman, owner of the Frema Motors Mazda and Volkswagen automobile dealership in Goldsboro, died Tuesday night while on vacation in Las Vegas. Family and friends at the dealership were still in shock this morning over his unexpected death....

School district lines shift

KENANSVILLE -- The school board has changed district lines between B.F. Grady and North Duplin schools, but not all students will have to change schools. The Duplin County Board of Education voted 5 to 6 Tuesday night to move...

Public records

Grand jury acts The Wayne County Grand Jury handed up 48 true bills of indictment on a variety of charges during its February session. Eleven people were indicted on such property charges as breaking and entering, larceny and possession...

Wooten hired by Wayne schools

An educational consultant from LaGrange has been hired by the Wayne County public schools to coordinate federal programs. Dr. Willette C. Wooten currently works as a consultant for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, a position she has held since...

Student transfer appeals

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin schools have a new student transfer policy. The school board approved the policy change Tuesday night during a regular meeting, and it will become effective at the beginning of the next school year. Three spaces...

Princeton board

PRINCETON -- More than half of the affected property owners in Princeton have not complied with the town's ordinance to install a backflow prevention device. Town Clerk Marla Ashworth told the town board Monday that only 25 of 64...

New deputies

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County's deadbeat parents will have a new deputy coming to serve them papers. Duplin County commissioners voted Monday to create a new position in the Sheriff's Office for the Social Services Department. The Sheriff's Office already...

Lost everything

Gary and Kristen Bunn are living with her mother since losing everything last month in a house fire. The couple lived in a mobile home on Westbrook Road in the Rosewood community of Wayne County when a fire broke out...

Grantham educator remembered

Hundreds gathered in the Grantham School gymnasium last week to pay tribute to the late Eunice Davis, a Wayne County educator who succumbed to a battle with colon cancer in December. A ceremony involving students, faculty and staff was held...

Fremont board

FREMONT -- The Fremont town board decided Tuesday night in a special meeting at Town Hall to revisit a thorny mobile home issue that has been debated for almost six months. The six-man board agreed to rescind the zoning...

Briefly

Russo to perform Hilary Russo of Goldsboro is in the ensemble of the North Carolina Theatre production of "My Fair Lady" at the BTI Center in Raleigh. The production is each night through Sunday at 8:05. In addition, there will...