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Wednesday, March 10, 2004

House destroyed

Bobby Williams A small wood-frame house at 1941 Pineview Cemetery Road was destroyed today in a pre-dawn fire. Seven Springs Volunteer Fire Chief Rick Sutton said the cause of the fire had not been determined but foul play was...

Board asked to further extend zoning around base

The Wayne County Planning Board is asking the county commissioners to expand zoning to thousands of acres around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's flight lines. The Planning Board's recommendations, unanimously approved Tuesday night, also would prohibit many public buildings,...

Goodman could lose council seat

Goldsboro City Councilman William Goodman would lose his council seat, by law, if he is found guilty of falsifying expense reports while employed by the state Department of Correction. Goodman was charged on Feb. 27 by the Wake County...

DOC employee charged

Another Wayne County resident who worked for the state Department of Correction has been accused of falsifying travel expense reports. Benny K. Johnson, 46, of Carolina Street, Dudley, was charged by the State Bureau of Investigation with obtaining property...

Grantham, Mt. Olive high schools get thumbs up

Grantham residents were told Tuesday night that community high schools there and in Mount Olive will be included in the school board's proposed construction plan when it is sent to the county commissioners. An estimated 520 residents turned out...

Duplin schools explain transfer policy

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County school board has released a statement explaining the school system's revised transfer policy: "Schools all over the county have been experiencing tremendous growth in numbers over the past several years. Due to this overcrowding, the...

Duplin could upgrade ER communictions

KENANSVILLE -- The county manager says Duplin County can upgrade its emergency communications system for $3 million less than was previously thought and may even be able to recoup the cost. "Thank goodness," said Commissioners Chairman L.S. Guy during...

Downtown market study for Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive Small Town Development Committee has examined the market potential of various retail categories to bring new shopping opportunities downtown. The committee has the expertise to help people who want to open a business, said...

Briefly

Rabies clinic A series of rabies vaccination clinics will be held in Wayne County over the next two weekends. The first clinic will be held Saturday at Eastern Wayne High School from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Later that day,...

Public records

Thief has takeout from restaurant When a thief went to a fast-food restaurant in Goldsboro, he ordered a $250 take-out when no one was looking. Goldsboro police reported that the thief moved a roof air-conditioner, entered through the vent, shimmied...