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Friday, March 26, 2004

Annexation meeting draws angry response

A crowd at an informational meeting about annexation Thursday cared less about what city services they would get and more about how they could fight the proposed annexation. Over 100 frustrated and angry people filled the ballroom at Lane Tree...

Firetruck crashes

A Pikeville-Pleasant Grove firefighter racing to a fire in another district lost control of the truck Thursday and overturned, the Highway Patrol said. The driver, Jonathan Clay Gardner, 23, of Vail Road, Pikeville, was rushed by ambulance to Wayne Memorial...

Trees block ditch

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Ashley Jones says he wants the state highway workers to clean up their mess. He says workers with the state Division of Highways keep dumping fallen trees into a ditch next to the farm he oversees...

Group says it feels ignored in school bond process

A Goldsboro community group says it has not received the same consideration or public discussion from the school board as other groups. Representing Concerned Clergy, the Rev. Dr. William Barber said the group is appalled that the school board...

Wayne only county to have four credentialed school health centers

Wayne County has become the only county in the state to have four accredited school-based health centers. The centers are at Brogden, Goldsboro, Dillard and Mount Olive middle schools. Phyllis Hill, director of Wayne Initiative for School Health, or WISH,...

Yen scam suspect charged

A former Goldsboro resident with a yen for Japanese money has been sentenced to about two to three years in prison -- less than 10 percent of the time that he could have received. Bruce Wiggins, 40, of Norfolk,...

Arts Council unveils pig in Fremont

FREMONT -- The Arts Council of Wayne County Board of Directors held its March meeting in Fremont on Thursday so members could attend the unveiling of another of the sculptures in the "When Pigs Fly" public art and fund-raising...

Tax help available

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Services for the Aged is offering income tax assistance to those taxpayers with middle to low incomes, with special attention to those 60 years of age and older filling out 2003 income tax returns. Volunteers...

Shakespeare teacher workshops planned

HIGH POINT -- The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival is planning its 2004 edition of Hands-on-Shakespeare, a weekend workshop for English teachers. This year's workshop begins July 9 and ends July 11 on the campus of High Point University. Hand-on-Shakespeare...

Public records

Repo man? A man came to a home Wednesday and told the resident that he had to repossess his 1999 Chevrolet Blazer, a Wayne County sheriff's report said. The report said the resident, Linwood Allen Maready of Long Henry Grady...

Duplin to hold kindergarten registration

Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration for the Duplin County Schools will be Thursday, April 8. Registration will be held in each elementary school beginning at 8:30 a.m. A certified birth certificate is required. Bring immunization report and results of a...

Briefly

Electronic recycling Wayne County residents will have an opportunity to get rid of old and obsolete electronic equipment Saturday during Keep Wayne County Beautiful's third electronic recycling day. The organization is once again teaming up with Franklin's Recycling Co. to...

Daffofil Festival Saturday features Embers

FREMONT -- The Embers will return Saturday to headline the 18th annual Daffodil Festival in downtown Fremont. The Embers will perform a two-hour concert from about 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Stage 2 near East Main and Sycamore streets....