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Tuesday, March 9, 2004

The by now bad word SNOW in forecast again

That infamous word snow is once again in the Wayne County forecast. After the "just a few flurries" forecast of Feb. 25 became 7 inches of snow, residents may be hoping the weatherman gets it right this time. As of...

Number of foreign languages in schools growing

The number of foreign languages spoken in the schools continues to rise steadily, with Wayne County ranking third in the state for growth. There are 22 languages represented in the public schools, as compared with 19 reported last year, said...

Murphy Brown's new tool

RALEIGH -- Hog farmers across the United States have the ability to better protect the environment thanks to a new tool developed by a company in Warsaw, say company officials. Murphy-Brown LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods Inc., has...

Attic dust-catchers become museum treasures

WARSAW -- People in Duplin County are always bringing artifacts to the Duplin County Veterans Museum on Hill Street in Warsaw, says curator Randall Albertson. And when people aren't bringing in stuff, he's interviewing people like former prisoners of...

Advocates see schools' improvement

The school board and its superintendent are to be commended for the way they have structured the school system in recent years, says one community group. But it says strenuous steps still need to be taken to complete the...

Historic story contest deadline

The Wayne County Historical Association is sponsoring a story contest and the deadline for entries is March 15. The stories will be judged in three age categories: up to high school, high school, or adult. They should be true accounts...

Volunteers honored at banquet

Volunteers with the Cooperative Extension Service were honored Monday night at a banquet at the Wayne Center. Howard Scott, extension director, called them "blue ribbon champions," saying that they advance the educational role of the extension service. "We couldn't...

Briefly

Extra days The school board approved the addition of 10 days to the 2004-2005 school calendar at Carver Heights Elementary School. The school is classified as a "high-priority school," which resulted in the need to add extra days for teachers...

Summer employment

It may be difficult for students to think about summer jobs now, while the weather's cold and school is still in session, but the city of Goldsboro is actively recruiting for its summer employment program. "We're having our one-stop...

Public records

Missing Shandy The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on a 49-year-old Goldsboro man who has not been seen since 3 a.m. Saturday when he was swimming across Sand Quarry Pond off Stevens Mill Road. David Elmo Shandy, who...

March Bloodmobile schedule

March Bloodmobile stops scheduled The March Bloodmobile schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross is as follows: March 12: Wayne Memorial Hospital from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Home Health and Hospice from 10 a.m....

Goldsboro fire department report

The Goldsboro Fire Department responded to one major house fire and three smaller structure fires among the 162 calls that it answered in February. Chief Bobby Greenfield wrote in his monthly report that firefighters also took part in 373...

Red Cross sponsors aquatics institute

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross and Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor their second annual aquatics institute March 26 through 28 and April 16 through 18. It will be held Fridays from 6 to...