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Thursday, March 25, 2004

Schools send $82.5 million plan to county

The school board officially approved its $82.5 million construction plan Wednesday night and said it now looks forward to working with commissioners and the public to get it passed. One board member, however, hesitated to cast her vote until...

Student transfer policy tightened slightly

The Wayne County school board tightened up its student transfer policy a little, but two members withheld their support, saying it did not go far enough. The new policy would not automatically allow transfers for students out of district...

WCC volunteers honored for teaching adults to read

Ernestine Vann walked gingerly through Wayne Community College's cafeteria and up to the podium. The senior citizen carefully measured each step before taking it. It would have been a mistake to think of her as frail. When it comes...

Seven Springs library can be moved -- with conditions

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The town board and Wayne County library trustees have agreed in principle to move the Seven Springs library down the hill. The library trustees presented conditions under which they would allow the library to move back...

Rosewood survives the Battle of the Books

Students from nine middle schools spent most of Wednesday being quizzed on their knowledge of books. But only one school's team, Rosewood Middle, captured the title of Battle of the Books champion. Greenwood Middle School came in second place....

Briefly

Elks banquet Four presentations of the state's highest award will be made Saturday at the Goldsboro Elks Lodge Law Enforcement Banquet. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a reception at the lodge at 105 E. Chestnut St. Tickets...

Family Y schedules Healthy Kids Day

The Goldsboro Family Y wants children to be healthy and has scheduled a day of fun to help them on their way. The 13th Annual Healthy Kids Day will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, April...

Walnut Creek approves commercial requirements

The Walnut Creek Village Council adopted a commercial zoning ordinance Wednesday, almost two years after commercial property was annexed into the village. In 2002, the village annexed the Village Green Shopping area and vacant land on the corner of...

Radio station seeks tower variance in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- A lawyer for the owners of a Mount Olive radio station is drawing up a request for a temporary variance to erect three towers. Mount Olive Broadcasting's WDJS is at 990 N. Center St., about a...

Public Records

Police investigate fire on Holland Drive A fire that caused about $2,100 in damages Wednesday to a home at 702 Holland Drive has been referred to Goldsboro police for a further investigation. "It was a set fire," Police Sgt. David...

The 'shadows' know a little more about careers

Wayne County high school students had the chance Wednesday to witness firsthand the careers they might pursue one day. "All of these are going to demand of you more education, more discipline and more time," said Dianne Riley, director...

Faison clerk retires; Higgins promoted

FAISON -- Jean Holmes is resigning as town clerk, and her assistant, Christian Higgins, will be sworn in on April 7 to replace her. Ms. Holmes is training Ms. Higgins to take over as clerk on March 31. The...