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Sunday, March 7, 2004

Theater plays catch-up at special city meeting

All-Star Entertainment Corp. is almost ready to get a building permit to build a 14-screen theater in Goldsboro. But first it must pay $19,000 to a state environmental fund for possible potential increases in nitrogen runoff caused by the...

News-Argus columnist Georgia Tanner dies

Georgia Tanner, popular News-Argus columnist for almost half a century, died Friday at her home in Goldsboro. She was the widow of Hal H. Tanner Sr., publisher of the News-Argus from 1953 until 1983, and the mother of the present...

Wayne GOP delegates vote against same-sex marriage

Wayne County Republicans took aim Saturday at N.C. Sen. John Kerr, County Commissioner Atlas Price and Gov. Mike Easley in this fall's elections. But speakers at the annual GOP convention reserved their harshest words for the issue of gay...

Broadcasters from Goldsboro named to hall of fame

Two Goldsboro natives will be inducted into the N.C. Broadcasters Hall of Fame next month. Carl Kasell, broadcaster for National Public Radio, and Vassie Balkcum, former president of WGBR radio station, are among new members who will be inducted on...

Man gets prison term for jury tampering

A Goldsboro man who had asked a juror for help during a break in his trial has been sentenced to 10 to 12 months in prison for jury tampering. After a mistrial was declared, Amos Taylor III, 41, of...

Annual exposition touts Duplin County's economy

WALLACE -- Hundreds flocked to the second annual Duplin County Business and Merchants Expo this weekend. Early arrivers found it easier to find a parking space at Wallace's New Duplin Tobacco Warehouse Friday. The exposition started Friday afternoon with...

The fight against teen pregnancy

Michelle Hardy Griffin said she grew up in the "hood" in Kinston. She was the youngest of eight children, with a mother who worked 16 hours a day and a father who was in prison for murder. At age...

Radio station seeks waiver for towers

MOUNT OLIVE -- The town's Board of Adjustments will hear a request for a conditional use permit to erect three radio transmission towers about a mile from the airport runway. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday...

Public records

Investigations Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *A set of golf clubs, a tent, yard lights, bags and papers were reported stolen Tuesday from the 1400 block of Mills Road in Mount Olive, sheriff's deputies said. The...

Kornegay honored for service as Wayne County magistrate

J. Nelson Kornegay, a fixture in Wayne County government for decades and a magistrate for the last 11 years, was recognized Friday for his devotion to his family and his church and his dedication as a public servant. The...

Briefly

'Mockingbird' trivia Persistence paid off for Lynn Rabhan of Trappers Run Drive. She had entered the "Wayne County Reads" trivia context every week. Friday she won. Last week's question was, what was Mary Badham's Academy Award-nominated role in "To Kill...