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Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Goldsboro City Council on retreat

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH -- The Goldsboro City Council decided Tuesday on a fee schedule for 169 sewer customers that received service for as long as 12 years at no charge. The city is prepared now to estimate what those bills...

Jury tampering

A man on trial Tuesday in Wayne County Superior Court for drug offenses was returned to jail without bond after he and a woman friend allegedly asked a juror during lunch "to help us out." Judge Ernest B. Fullwood...

School officials admit to mold

School officials say they are handling any reports of mold and have measures in place to counteract the problem. Residents in northern Wayne County said they were concerned about problems in several schools Monday night during a community meeting...

Accident on Breazeale Avenue

Bobby Williams Mount Olive firemen work to free a passenger in a pick-up truck that was hit by a tractor-trailer about 4 p.m. on Tuesday at Breazeale Avenue and N.C. 55 in Mount Olive. Spring Creek High School senior...

Cattle producers hear new ID program

WILSON -- Cattle producers across the state will soon participate in a new animal identification program to help prevent the spread of diseases, like mad cow. The goal of the state program is to quickly trace the path of...

Fremont board wants grant for sewers

FREMONT -- Fremont is seeking a federal grant to pay off a $772,000 loan for sewer repairs and is hoping to get more money from the state. The town had applied to U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. for...

Fremont sidewalk work begins after festival

FREMONT -- New sidewalks on the first block of East Main Street will not be constructed until after the annual Daffodil Festival. The sidewalks are part of the $431,000 project that includes renovating Town Hall, placing wires underground and...

Pate named to OLF board

RALEIGH -- A group charged with studying the effects of locating a landing field in eastern North Carolina will consist of government, environmental and military officials, Gov. Mike Easley said Tuesday. Troy Pate of Goldsboro has been selected to serve....

Briefly

Could this be 'in-sourcing'? A Goldsboro business got a mention in the Wall Street Journal this week, as an example of a Mexican company that has brought jobs to the United States. The article Monday spoke of Gruma Corp.'s purchase...

Public records

Home trashed An estimated $1,760 worth of damages was inflicted between Monday and Tuesday to furniture and other items in a home in the 4900 block of U.S. 117 Alternate near Dudley, a Wayne County sheriff's report said. The resident,...