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Thursday, March 4, 2004

County billboard campaign to stress link with base

Wayne County will be showing its support of its Air Force base in a big way, starting later this month. Five billboards across the county will feature new signs proclaiming "Wayne County, Proud Home of Seymour Johnson Air Force...

Student recovering from wreck

Living arrangements are still uncertain for a fifth-grade Spring Creek Elementary School student who was the sole survivor in a car crash that claimed her parents and two younger sisters nearly two weeks ago. For now, the determining factor...

Farm equipment safety stressed

Wayne County had the second highest number of farm vehicle crashes in the state between 1995 and 1999, according to a recent study. A program known as "Seen and Safe" was established to help educate farmers on how to...

City planning hazard mitigation

Though it's unlikely Goldsboro will be hit by a tidal wave or buried by a landslide, the city must still assess the likelihood of these natural disasters if it wants federal relief money. City Council members approved Monday an...

Mount Olive College forms foundation

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College announced today the formation of the Mount Olive College Foundation, which will serve as an independent fund-raising arm for the college. The college is the third-fastest growing and fourth-most-affordable private college in North Carolina,...

Walnut Creek close to commercial zoning ordinance

The village of Walnut Creek is getting closer to having a commercial zoning ordinance. The Planning Board spent more than two hours Wednesday reviewing the latest draft of the ordinance. There were still some unanswered questions regarding parking requirements,...

Base donated books to Boys and Girls Club

MOUNT OLIVE -- Children looked excitedly through boxes that had just arrived Tuesday at the Mount Olive Boys and Girls Club. "Ooh, 'Goosebumps'!" "I like chapter books." "There's plenty in there," an airman answered. "Harry Potter!" Staff Sgt. Jody...

Public records

Wanted man captured A 24-year-old Goldsboro man, wanted by federal authorities on charges of armed drug trafficking, was arrested Wednesday by Wayne County sheriff's deputies. Diamon Rashaun Teachey, 24, of Vine Street was arrested by the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team...

Pinewood Derby results

The Torhunta District of the Boy Scouts of America sponsored its annual Pinewood Derby on Feb. 21 in the Wayne County Moose Lodge off of 117 North in Goldsboro. Chase Summerlin of Pack 59 in Grantham took first place in...

Head Start

Applications are being accepted for WAGES Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Each Tuesday this month from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., parents can register children at any of the following six WAGES locations in the county: 601 E....

Business seminars

KENANSVILLE -- Cathleen Eldridge has joined James Sprunt Community College as the new director of the Small Business Center. A native of Ohio and the wife of Duplin County Manager Fred Eldridge, Mrs. Eldridge has years of management experience and...

Faison to hear garbage proposals

FAISON -- The town of Faison needs a new garbage-hauling contract and is planning to hear from two competing companies that want the business. The town board decided to invite Waste Industries, which has been hauling the town's garbage...

Briefly

GOP convention The Wayne County Republican Party will hold its annual convention Saturday at the Wayne Center. Registration will be from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m., followed by the organization of precincts from 8:45 to 10 a.m. The convention, featuring speeches...