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Tuesday, March 23, 2004

School board proposes $82.5 million in new construction

After deliberating for seven hours on Monday, the school board agreed to send an $82.5 million construction plan to the Wayne County commissioners. Included in the proposal are new high schools in Grantham and Mount Olive, two auxiliary gymnasiums...

Strawberries survive cold snap

Strawberry farmers continue to deal with cooler temperatures and hope that more consistent, warmer weather is on the horizon. Harold Barwick has three acres of strawberries one mile from Mount Olive on N.C. 55 East. He has about 45,000...

District 6 re-election underway

Voting got off to a smooth, albeit slow, start this morning in the rematch for the final seat on the Goldsboro City Council. Seven county precincts opened at 6:30 a.m. for the rematch of Danny Roseborough and Jackie Warrick...

Social Services asks for $2 million increase

Wayne County could spend $2 million more next year to reimburse part of the cost of providing medical services to the poor. The Social Services Department is estimating that it will need nearly $13 million in county funding in...

Grantham woman's murder still under investigation

The murder of a Grantham woman remains under investigation, but Wayne County sheriff's officials are saying little else about the case. Peggy B. Brock, 45, was gunned down at about 3 a.m. Nov. 10 in her home at 451 James...

Jackie Robinson league looking for players

An effort to improve the baseball skills of Wayne County young people will get under way this weekend. The newly formed Jackie Robinson League is inviting any girl or boy between the ages of 6 and 9 to register...

River Landing development gets award

KENANSVILLE -- River Landing of Wallace received the President's Award from James Sprunt Community College. After presenting the award, the college's president spoke of the funding problems the school faces. Receiving the award were the owners of River Landing...

Briefly

'Annie' at GHS Goldsboro High School will present the musical "Annie" this week. The students will perform for the public Saturday at 7:15 p.m. at the school. County school students will also see performances Wednesday through Friday. Little Miss Daffodil...

Public records

Woman found An elderly Hispanic woman from Kinston -- who wandered away from relatives Sunday and may be suffering from Alzheimer's disease -- was found about six hours later after an intense search, a Goldsboro police official said Monday. Aurora...

Mount Olive High School steering meeting March 30

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive High School Steering Committee will meet Tuesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in the courtroom at Mount Olive Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to create a more formal organization and to...

State education official to speak

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dr. Janice Davis, deputy state superintendent of education for the state Department of Public Instruction, will speak at this year's Braswell Lecture at Mount Olive College. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday in...

NC Blackbeard Fest 2004 Plans Announced

MOREHEAD CITY -- The North Carolina Blackbeard Fest is scheduled for May 14 and 15 in Morehead City and in Beaufort. The annual festival showcases the Queen Anne's Revenge project. The ship is proving to be the flagship of...

Federal agency finds basis for discrimination

MOUNT OLIVE -- A federal agency has ruled in favor of a man who says the town discriminated against him. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has forwarded the ruling to the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., saying a paramedic,...