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Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Meeting the President

Ashley Parvin, Southern Wayne High School senior, talks with President George Bush during her visit to Washington, D.C., as part of the Presidential Classroom. For more information see SW student chosen for D.C. Leadership....

Wayne poultry leaders wait and see

Tests confirmed avian flu on a second central Delaware farm, a surprise that creates a "serious situation" for the region's poultry industry, state agriculture officials announced Tuesday. The discovery was sure to hurt efforts to lift bans by foreign...

Work begins to clean Slocumb Street

The slovenly appearance of Slocumb Street has improved over the past two days, since prison inmates began picking up trash, but there is still work to be done. Much of the trash piled on the side of the road...

Civic center planning progresses

Wayne County and Goldsboro officials were to meet today with a consultant to discuss the next step in the civic center process. Design Strategies of Greenville, S.C., was hired by the city in September and has spent the last...

Paving contract for U.S. 117

The N.C. Board of Transportation has awarded a $12.6 million contract to complete the vast majority of the new U.S. 117. The state board voted last week to give the contract to the S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson for...

Embezzlement charged

A 44-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday by Wayne County sheriff's officers and charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from her former employer, Pate-Dawson Co. of Goldsboro. Delilah Dickerson of Red Hill Road, Fremont, was arrested after Pate-Dawson Co. had filed...

Police impersonator investigation

WILSON -- A man charged with impersonating a police officer is being investigated in five other towns in eastern North Carolina, including Goldsboro, Wilson police said. Charles Henry Arms, 63, of Charlotte, is charged with five counts of impersonating...

Sheriff promotes 6

Six more people will have new jobs with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office after the final round of promotions. Sheriff Carey Winders has announced these changes: *Deputies Robert Chunn, Michael Reid and Christopher M. Bezio were promoted to detective...

SW student chosen for D.C. Leadership

A Southern Wayne High School senior turned a trip to Washington into an opportunity to meet two presidents and chat with other dignitaries. Ashley Parvin, 17, of Mount Olive was chosen to attend the Presidential Classroom program in law...

Briefly

Snow possible Wet snow mixed with rain is possible in Wayne and surrounding counties overnight and into Thursday morning. The National Weather Service is predicting just a mix of rain and snow in Wayne with the potential of 2 to...

Public records

Deputy puts out fire A Wayne County sheriff's deputy on routine patrol Tuesday saw thick smoke coming from a mobile home, then went inside, made sure the residents were safe and put out the fire with an extinguisher. Deputy Chuck...

Alleged murderer pleads guilty

KENANSVILLE -- A man charged with killing a woman and burning her car near Faison has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in Duplin County Superior Court. Jimmy Lee Cashwell, 34, also pleaded guilty to felony burning of personal property when...

"For Children" magnets

Soon, blue ribbons will be popping up on cars all over Wayne County. They are being sold by the Wayne County For Children Council as part of a campaign to stop child abuse and neglect. The magnets are dark...