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Thursday, March 18, 2004

Commissioners tour Wayne Community

Recent expansions to Wayne Community College's campus will help the college better prepare tomorrow's workers, college President Ed Wilson told the county commissioners this week. Wilson led the commissioners on a tour Tuesday of the campus. He pointed out...

Base zoning considered by commissioners

The Wayne County commissioners began discussions Tuesday that could lead to thousands of acres being zoned for the first time. The county board held a work session to review the county Planning Board's recommendations for high-noise areas around Seymour...

Sheriff's deputies recover missing body

The body of a man reported missing March 6 was recovered Wednesday from the Hinson Gravel and Sand pond in the 1200 block of Stevens Mill Road. The body of David Elmo Shandy was found at about 1:30 p.m. by...

WWII films to be shown

Beginning next month, the Wayne County Public Library will offer a seven-part film history of Americans in World War II. "Rosie to Roosevelt: the American People" is designed to offer participants the opportunity to view seven documentary films about the...

Health Deptartment lags in nursing pay

Public health nurses are being paid about $5,000 less than those in the private sector, says Wayne County's health director. And he is concerned that his department will have difficulty filling positions. Director James Roosen told the Board of...

Landfill amnesty day set

Wayne County residents can complete some long-delayed household cleanups next month and save money at the same time. The county commissioners have declared Saturday, April 17, as "Amnesty Day" at the county landfill on South Landfill Road. From 8 a.m....

Students narrowly escape Spain bombings

Correction A woman whose daughter was among the college students in Madrid, Spain when the terrorist bombing occurred last week said that one of her statements might have been misunderstood. Vickie Best had made a comment about anti-American sentiments in...

Briefly

Happy birthday, Bach! If German organist and composer Johann Sebastian Bach were still alive today, he would be 319 years old on Sunday. The composer would likely be pleased to see that his music lives on around the world and...

Public records

Dead man identified A man shot to death Saturday night in front of a mobile home near Seven Springs has been identified as a former resident of Greenville, S.C. Family members from Greenville came Wednesday to the Wayne County Sheriff's...

National Guard statement

The N.C. National Guard released this statement regarding the death of Spc. Jocelyn Luis Carrasquillo of Wilmington, who grew up in Goldsboro and died in Iraq on Saturday when a mine exploded: "The Guard grieves with the family of Spc....

Youth Hunter Safety Tournament on Sat

RALEIGH -- Hundreds of middle- and high-schoolers, including those from Rosewood High School, are preparing to compete in district hunter safety tournaments, sponsored by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. The tournament for District 3, which encompasses 11 eastern Piedmont counties,...

Fremont board to amend zoning

FREMONT -- The Fremont town board will offer an amendment to its zoning ordinance so that a burned mobile home can be replaced in a zone that does not permit mobile homes. The board agreed to hold a public...

Blue ribbon magnets for sale

Many cars throughout Wayne County are sporting blue ribbon magnets. But the For Children Council of Wayne County would like to see more ribbons on more cars. The magnets are dark blue with the phrase "Protect our children" on them...