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Friday, March 5, 2004

Mount Olive forum draws crowd

MOUNT OLIVE -- The time is right for a community high school in Mount Olive, residents say, and some school board members agree their patience should be rewarded. Nearly 100 residents attended a public forum in the former Mount...

Business Expo a success

A maze of people, products and prizes lined the dining room of Goldsboro Country Club on Thursday, and very few visitors left without having a bag filled to the brim with free stuff. The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce's Business...

One stop voting begins in city rematch

One-stop voting began Thursday for Goldsboro's rematch election between Danny Roseborough and Jackie Warrick in District 6. Warrick and Roseborough will face off in a new election on March 23 for the district that spans eastern Goldsboro. The district...

Store fire may destroy livelihood

A woman's business went up in flames today when her neighborhood grocery store was heavily damaged in a fire. When Rachel Jefferson saw the fire at her Jefferson Corner Grocery at 107 Riway St., one of her first thoughts...

Art council Swinefest to become part of countywide event

The Arts Council of Wayne County's second annual Swinefest will be part of a countywide festival Oct. 30 and 31. County Manager Lee Smith attended the Arts Council's board of directors meeting Thursday to discuss Feast in the East,...

Phillips gets top agriculture award

WALLACE -- Paul Phillips has received Duplin County's top agriculture award. Phillips, who is the host of the second annual Duplin County Expo today and Saturday at the New Duplin Tobacco Warehouse in Wallace, received the award Thursday night...

St. Paul teens fight world hunger

Beginning today at 12:30, young people from St. Paul United Methodist Church began a fast in conjunction with the annual World Vision 30 Hour Famine. One of the participants, Mollie Musgrave, said, "29,000 children die every day from hunger and...

Public records

$95,000 worth of meth seized Officers from the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad seized about $95,000 worth of methamphetamine Thursday. Gustavo Lopez Juarez, 31, of Church Road, LaGrange, was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine by possession and transportation and maintaining a...

Briefly

Now hear this, grocery stores! Goldsboro City Councilman Charles Williams is continuing to ask for a grocery store to locate near Slocumb or Elm streets. "We need a food store chain in our area," Williams said. "There's probably about a...