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Friday, February 6, 2004

Duplin fire

Bobby Williams Fire destroyed a pallet plant in Duplin County Thursday night. For more information see Potters Wheel fire....

Robbers sentenced

Four men who took part in a week-long string of armed robberies and were captured by Sheriff Carey Winders were sentenced Thursday to four to 14 years in prison. A female accomplice also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit...

Potters Wheel fire

MOUNT OLIVE -- Fire destroyed a pallet plant at a drug rehabilitation center near Summerlin's Crossroad in Duplin County Thursday night. One narrow path giving access to the Potter's Wheel eight miles east of Mount Olive slowed the seven fire...

Relay chairman knows from experience

Patricia Warren is a three-year cancer survivor who has been through the physical and emotional horrors of the deadly disease. Now, as honorary chairman of the Wayne County Unit of the American Cancer Society's 2004 Relay for Life, she's...

Two die in collision

PRINCETON -- Two people were killed Thursday night in a head-on collision about four miles west of Princeton on U.S. 70 near Holt's Pond, according to the state Highway Patrol. Rodney Britt, 33, of Goldsboro, and Floyd Long, 42, of...

School board incumbents

Three school board members have announced they will seek re-election for another four-year term. Pete Gurley, Shirley Sims and Thelma Smith's terms end in November. The filing period is scheduled to start Monday. Pete Gurley, chairman of the Board...

Internet voting scrapped

From staff and AP reports The Pentagon has scrapped plans for an Internet voting system for overseas U.S. citizens, including Wayne County residents, this fall because of concerns about its security. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz made the decision to...

Briefly

Severe weather Wayne and other counties east of Interstate 95 could see isolated severe thunderstorms late this afternoon through the evening as a strong front moves over the state. A mix of warm air and a cold front moving in...

Upset with Waste Industries

FAISON -- Some residents are upset with Waste Industries for taking their recyclable items to the dump. It's time for the town of Faison to renew its contract with its garbage hauler, Waste Industries. The company has been taking...

Tyndalls endowment

A retired Goldsboro couple has a rather novel idea for a 50th wedding anniversary gift this year: scholarship money to entice students to teach in Wayne County. Dr. and Mrs. Durwood Tyndall recently donated $25,000 to Wayne Community College...

Rotary Scholarship

FREMONT -- The Fremont Rotary Club, in conjunction with other Rotary clubs in northeastern North Carolina, is offering the opportunity to local teachers and other professionals or public servants who work with the Hispanic population to apply for a three-month...

Public records

Drug charges Two men from Goldsboro were arrested Thursday by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad and charged with numerous felony drug violations in their homes. Thomas C. Griffin, 24, of Bobwhite Lane was charged with one count each of possession...

Apollo Show Set for Feb. 12

Student talent will be showcased in The Apollo Show at Wayne Community College on Thursday. The public is invited to the show at 2 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium on campus. Admission is $1. The program is modeled on the amateur...