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Monday, April 5, 2004

Miss America tells students to follow dreams

DUDLEY -- Ericka Dunlap has the key to Wayne County and to the hearts of Brogden Middle School students. Miss Dunlap is Miss America, a native of Florida, and today she spoke to the students at the school about...

Eva McKinley turns 100 today

MOUNT OLIVE -- Eva Grantham McKinley turned 100 years old today. Her grandchildren are planning a bash for her on Saturday at St. Mark Baptist Church on Nelson Street. They've booked a photographer and a videographer. "Miss Eva" and...

Base zoning on commissioners' agenda

The Wayne County commissioners will talk again Tuesday about zoning for thousands of additional acres in high-noise areas around the Air Force base. The board will also consider a ban on smoking around the entrances to the County Office Building,...

Growers take steps to protect strawberries

Strawberry farmers are continuing to protect their crop as cold weather makes its way to Wayne County. Harold and Pam Edwards operate Elroy Farms on U.S. 70 East. They have grown strawberries for 14 years and have about 60,000 plants....

Commodity prices rise

Many agricultural commodities from the 2003 crop season are selling for much higher prices, according to state officials. Sherry Warren with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture's market news said it is a volatile market, and prices are based...

Wayne ranks 34th in recycling

A new state report ranks Wayne County only 34th among the state's 100 counties in getting its residents to recycle. In contrast, Duplin County is collecting almost 50 percent more of recyclable materials per resident than Wayne County is. Wayne...

OPINION -- Callings

Dr. Robert Shackelford has a great repertoire of stories -- most of them real-life accounts of real people. He and Paul Garrison and I were drifting the Neuse below Pitch Kettle Creek recently when "Shack" came up with this...

Wayne Community hosts concert by Nnenna Freelon

Five musicians walked to their instruments on the Wayne Community College stage Saturday night. A sixth member soon followed, empty-handed at the microphone. Her instrument became apparent the moment she opened her mouth. Jazz singer Nnenna Freelon's voice poured...

Public records

Crime of the Week A robbery of two young Goldsboro women near Humphrey Street has been chosen by Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers as its latest "Crime of the Week." The women gave the man, whom they knew, a ride. Once...

Mount Olive holiday garbage collection schedule set

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive town offices will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. The yard waste and recyclable schedule will be as follows: *Monday, west side yard waste. *Tuesday, east side yard waste. Remember leaves and...