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February 16, 2004 archives

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Monday, February 16, 2004

Weather

Wayne County missed much of the wintry precipitation forecast for overnight and woke up to find just a dusting of snow and blustery winds. The next round could be a different story, however. The National Weather Service is calling...

New animal shelter plan

The Wayne County commissioners will begin discussions Tuesday on the new animal shelter, which could be under construction later this year. The county board has two decisions to make -- how much it's willing to spend and where the...

School system explores emergency plan

Wayne County public schools are exploring ways to more quickly alert parents in emergencies. The facilities committee of the school board heard two presentations last week from companies that have systems to improve communication and school safety. The plans...

Chief's home burns

Friday the 13th was not a good day for Indian Springs Fire Chief Leroy Blizzard. He had just returned from an uneventful business trip, and then his house at 2727 Indian Springs Road caught on fire. "We have a...

Gene Price column -- A little history

It was in the depths of the Great Depression. Young James H. Askins had just come out of Clemson University with a brand new degree and dismal prospects for employment. He accepted a job with a Timmonsville, S.C., casket manufacturer,...

ARC yard sale

One of the many events the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross is having for its Heroes Campaign will be a giant yard sale March 6. It will be held inside the chapter house from 7 a.m....

Base waste hearing

There will be a public hearing concerning the draft hazardous waste renewal permit for Seymour Johnson Air Force Base on March 23 at 11 a.m. in the Goldsboro City Hall Anteroom at 214 N. Center St. All attendees will...

Public records

Crime of the Week A car theft has been chosen by Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers as its latest "Crime of the Week." A blue, two-door 1989 Ford Probe was stolen Friday from a driveway in the 1900 block of Rose...