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Sunday, April 4, 2004

Annexation opponents to hire lawyer

Opponents to Goldsboro's proposed annexation met Friday and decided to hire a lawyer as a way to stop, or delay, the annexation. Close to 140 people gathered for the meeting, not to rant and rave about the proposed annexation,...

Annexation laws complicated

State laws governing annexation are so complicated that people in areas being considered for annexation often don't understand the laws, or know what can be done to prevent annexation. Bill Burnette, a Wayne County resident living in an area...

Legislators hear concerns

Abandoned mobile homes clutter the roadsides. One in four people refuses to pay vehicle property taxes. Escalating Medicaid bills threaten to sink the county budget. State and federal officials heard about those problems, among others, during a legislative briefing...

Warrick to be sworn in

Jackie Warrick, the new representative for District 6 in Goldsboro, will be sworn in at Monday's City Council meeting. The council will recognize Councilman Delmus Bridgers, who has been a council member since 1992. City Manager Richard Slozak said that...

Civil rights complaint to be filed

A civil rights complaint will be filed on Monday by two Goldsboro groups, urging an investigation into practices by the Wayne County Board of Education. Concerned Clergy and the local NAACP chapter allege that the school board engaged in...

De-Rail-A-Bration 2004

Destinee Daughtry of Pikeville anxiously awaited a ride called "The Tempest" to begin spinning her around at a rapid pace. She waved at her mother, Crystal, and the anticipation grew stronger. The ride began and her face lit up...

Volunteer Wayne

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151, ext. 336, or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Superior Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *David Andrew Tilghman, 38, Aycock Street, embezzlement, not guilty; larceny by an employee, dismissed. *Paul Dudley Fowler, 22, Cameron Street, Calypso, common-law robbery and forgery, 13 to 16 months....

Briefly

Miss America coming Miss America 2004 Ericka Dunlap is coming to Wayne County. Ms. Dunlap will visit Brogden Middle School on Monday to speak to nearly 600 students on the importance of academic achievement. She will speak to one group...

District Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Annette Best, 32, Johnson Lane, communicating threats, not guilty. *Rosa Christina Paullada, 32, Wilson, assault, not guilty. *Levy Worley Jr., 36, Pleasant Pines Drive, assault on a female, not...

ARC heroes campaign ends

Forty-nine Wayne County "heroes" raised a total of $46,517 for the local Red Cross. The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross concluded its second annual Heroes Campaign on Thursday with a luncheon at St. Luke United Methodist...

Antique tractors to be displayed

The third annual Antique Farm Equipment Days show is coming to the Wayne County Fairgrounds the first weekend in May, with events starting at 9 a.m. on both days. Admission is $5, and children under 12 get in free....

ABWA Woman of the Year

Sharon Dentzer has been named Goldsboro's American Business Woman of the Year by the Goldsboro Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association. Mrs. Dentzer will complete for the Top Ten National American Business Woman of the Year later this...