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Friday, April 9, 2004

Annexation foes prepare legal fight

Opponents to Goldsboro's proposed annexation have hired a lawyer, named their group and elected officers. The meeting room at the Belfast Fire Department packed close to 100 people Thursday, all determined to see the fight against annexation through to...

Greene awaits drug-deal windfall

SNOW HILL -- An expected $500,000 payment thanks to an alleged drug dealer skipping out on his bond will likely fall into the laptops -- computers, that is -- of Greene County students. The money may come to the...

Wayne population drops, bureau reports

From staff and AP reports Wayne County is among 18 counties in the state that have lost population since 2000, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. The county had 113,104 residents as of July 1, 2003, according to the bureau's new...

MOC player from Venezuela tries to cope with mother's kidnapping

KINSTON -- David Marquez took batting practice and shagged flies with his Mount Olive College teammates Wednesday afternoon as the Trojans prepared to take on the Kinston Indians. Marquez is a straight-A student -- "he's never gotten a B...

Briefly

How Warsaw got its name The town of Warsaw was originally known as Mooresville and later changed to Duplin Depot. The town's Web Page, at www.townofwarsawnc.com, says the community was first settled around 1825. In 1838, Thaddeus D. Love of...

Public records

Drug charges A Goldsboro couple was arrested Thursday by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad and charged with drug violations in their home in the 400 block of Odell Street in Goldsboro. Officers also seized three pounds of marijuana during their...

To merge or not to merge?

CALYPSO -- The discussion is continuing on whether two high schools in Duplin County should be consolidated. Parent groups have formed, one favoring the consolidation of North Duplin and James Kenan high schools and another opposing it. Dr. Greg...

Local digest

Americal files for bankruptcy HENDERSON -- Americal Corp., once a large employer in Goldsboro, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and plans to sells its Peds brand socks to an auction bidder, the Triangle Business Journal reported Thursday. The...