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Thursday, April 8, 2004

Boards give differing responses to city letter

School board sentiments ranged from resentment about the Goldsboro City Council's letter threatening a lawsuit if problems with city schools are not corrected, to outrage that it is being blamed for the racial imbalance problem. Meanwhile, the Wayne County...

Commissioner Flowers questions Barber's organization

Is one of the most vocal critics of racial imbalance in Goldsboro schools contributing to the problem? That was the question raised Tuesday by Wayne County Commissioner Arnold Flowers. Rebuilding Broken Places seems to be building inner-city neighborhoods that...

Horse put to sleep after attack by pit bulls

FREMONT -- A 5-year-old pony had to be put to sleep Wednesday after it was attacked by two pit bulls. "It was a terrible sight," said Ray West, who arrived at the bloody scene not long after the attack...

Commissioners ban smoking at County Office Building

The Wayne County commissioners agreed to ban smoking around the entrances to the County Office Building, which is home to the Social Services and Health departments. "No smoking" signs will now be posted at the entrances on Herman, Lionel and...

Economic Development looks for new employee

The Wayne County Economic Development Commission is again asking the county for a new employee to focus on existing businesses and industries. The commission agreed Wednesday on a proposed 2004-2005 budget to submit to the county commissioners. The $370,000...

Agriculture commissioner lunches with 129 people

MOUNT OLIVE -- Britt Cobb thought he would have lunch Wednesday with Keith Beavers and a few of his friends. But when he arrived at the workshop on Beavers' farm in the Mount Olive area of Duplin County, 120...

Faison awards garbage contract to higher bidder

FAISON -- Onslow Container Service won Faison's garbage collection contract, though its bid was higher than its competitor. The town decided it no longer wanted to give the business to Waste Industries because residents complained it had not been...

Briefly

City hires planner Randy Guthrie joined the Goldsboro Planning Department Wednesday as its new planning director. The position was left vacant in December when Don Chatman retired. Guthrie's most recent employment was in Cary, where he spent the last year...

New Duplin election supervisor reviews voting schedule

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County's new elections supervisor, Suzanne Southerland, reported that the county has 24,390 registered voters, which is up by 150 since February. She told the county commissioners Monday that there's always an increase in registration in the years...

Public records

Fire in Fremont hits house, car FREMONT -- A "suspicious" fire on Wednesday damaged a home at 801 S. Sycamore St. and destroyed a car, Fremont authorities said today. An investigation of the cause of the fire was turned over...

Local digest

WKIX-FM gets new manager Curtis Media Group announced Wednesday the appointment of Sam Hassell as general manager of WKIX-FM radio station in Goldsboro. He assumes the duties from Tony Denton, who will remain with the company as general manager of...