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Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Warrick wins City Council seat

Goldsboro's District 6 voters have chosen Jackie Warrick as their new city councilman. Warrick won with a total of 600 votes, 99 more than challenger Danny Roseborough, in the runoff election, according to unofficial election results. He will replace...

Eastpointe mental health faces funding cuts

MOUNT OLIVE -- Eastpointe's board of directors voted Tuesday night to fight a planned $1.5 million cut in its state funding next year. The board, which oversees local public mental health services, will ask the county boards in Wayne,...

Residents hearing scheduled on city annexation

Goldsboro staff members will answer residents' questions about the proposed annexation near Salem Church and Buck Swamp roads on Thursday. Though the city plans on holding a public hearing on April 5, as required by law, Thursday's meeting at...

Police adjust shifts to patrol high-crime areas

Goldsboro police officers are working longer hours on patrol so that high-crime areas can be patrolled more often, officials say. Until last week, patrol officers worked 20 eight-hour shifts every four weeks. Now they are working only 14 days...

South end of county seemed to be on fire

"It looked for a while that the whole south end of the county was on fire." That's what Mount Olive firefighter Greg Wiggins said today after seven volunteer departments were dispatched at about 1 p.m. Tuesday to structure and...

Update presented on shrimp farming

Eating shrimp the size of a small to medium lobster tail may not be an inconceivable concept now that one company has developed the art of growing shrimp in a pond. Gene Wiseman, co-founder of D.J. and W. Farms...

Public records

Store raided; alcohol seized A Goldsboro store was raided, beer and wine was seized and the shopkeeper was charged by state Alcohol Law Enforcement officers. ALE officers, armed with a search warrant and assisted by Goldsboro police, on Friday night...

College approves expansion of criminal justice program

Wayne Community College will expand its criminal justice program in the fall to enhance training in public safety and homeland security. The board of trustees approved the concentration in "critical incident management" Tuesday night. Once passed by the state...

Conference to aid parents scheduled

Five community agencies are sponsoring a conference to draw attention to what it takes to ensure the best possible results with children. On April 22 from noon until 2 p.m., the public is invited to a free lunch and...

Only one month to go for TITANIC

RALEIGH -- One month from today visitors to one of the North Carolina's most popular traveling exhibits will walk through for the last time. During the eight-month run of "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit," which is on display at the N.C....

Dealing with difficult people seminar set

The Business and Industry Center of Wayne Community College will offer the free seminar "Dealing With Difficult Situations" on Monday, April 19, from 2-5 p.m. in Room 145 of the Dogwood Building on campus. Call 735-5151, ext. 334, to...

Briefly

Fish dinner The Knights of Columbus annual family fish fry dinner will be held Friday. The dinners will be sold from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in St. Mary School auditorium at the corner of Edgerton Street and Jefferson Avenue....