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Thursday, February 12, 2004

New Air Force uniform?

Associated Press U.S. Air Force personnel model the old camouflage style uniform, left, and a new model at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, on Wednesday. About 100 people at the base will wear test the new uniform, developed at...

Strategic plan seeks to make N.C. the most military-friendly state

A strategic plan for making North Carolina the most military-friendly state in the nation was presented Wednesday to the N.C. Advisory Commission on Military Affairs. The commission, meeting in Goldsboro, established four committees to develop the plan of how...

Civic center estimated to cost $15 million to $18 million

Goldsboro and county officials learned more Wednesday about what kind of civic center should be built, what it would cost and how long it would take to build it. Consultant Ken Betsch of Design Strategies of Greenville, S.C., said...

Wayne sees some snow but mostly rain

A storm that was expected to leave another coating of snow across North Carolina on Thursday fizzled into a more manageable mix of rain and snow. Wayne County residents saw a sloppy wet morning. As of this morning, any...

Sports memorabilia auction to be part of Red Cross Heroes auction

Sports enthusiasts who collect memorabilia will have the opportunity to bid on items such as basketballs, baseballs, bats and books signed by sports legends at an auction March 18. The memorabilia auction is part of the Wayne County Chapter...

Rosewood Elementary sponsors Character Week

What started as a class activity at Rosewood Elementary School has blossomed into a schoolwide project. Now, second-graders are asking the community to also join in promoting positive character traits. Students in Wendy Hair's class are calling the five-day initiative...

Public records

Internet fraud A 21-year-old woman trying to sell her car on the Internet was flimflammed out of $4,800, according to a report from the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. The Goldsboro woman told deputies that she had corresponded with a man...

Mount Olive Chamber seeks better business climate

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce will develop a check list to help new business owners navigate government regulations. The chamber's board of directors set this and several other goals Wednesday during its annual planning session,...

Briefly

Principals and pancakes Wayne County public school leaders plan to show off their cooking skills later this month to raise money for a good cause. The Wayne County Chapter of the Principals and Assistant Principals Association will sponsor a pancake...

Man charged with impersonating officers

A Charlotte man was arrested Wednesday and charged with impersonating a Goldsboro police detective and flimflamming a couple out of $4,000. Charles Henry Arms, 63, also was charged with second-degree kidnapping, breaking and entering and larceny. He was accused of...

Seven Springs urged to move on church plans

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Town board members were urged Wednesday to move ahead with plans to bring Town Hall and the library down the hill. After the flood in 1999, town offices and the library branch were relocated to the...

Financial assistance is available for farmers

The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance to eligible producers affected by natural disasters. This federally-funded program covers noninsurable crop losses. Growers of noninsurable crops have only until Feb. 28 to apply for risk protection coverage for crop...

GFD puts out four major fires

The Goldsboro Fire Department put out four major structure fires among the 172 fire and service calls that it answered in January. Damages were estimated at $60,600 from the four fires, Chief Bobby Greenfield said in his monthly report....