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April 12, 2004 archives

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Monday, April 12, 2004

Jack Best nominated for county board seat

The Wayne County Democratic Party has nominated Jack Best to replace former County Commissioner Ken Gerrard, who stepped down recently. The commissioners were formally notified of the nomination in a letter from party Chairman Larry Jones, received after the county...

Slocumb Street cleanup progressing

Though there are still some patches of litter on Slocumb Street, the city's efforts to get the road cleaned up are beginning to show. A few sites show scattered litter, but the trash piled on the side of the...

Resident wakes to find house on fire

A sleeping resident was awakened by a neighbor and escaped from his burning home. Another home also was damaged heavily in a weekend fire, a Goldsboro fire official said. Keith Rodgers was sleeping Friday night on a couch in...

Employment agency faces loss of money

The Employment Security Commission's offices in Goldsboro and Mount Olive are expecting a funding shortfall beginning July 1, possibly causing some employees to lose their jobs. "We are under a lot of financial stress," said Bill Pate, manager of...

Voluntary agricultural districts back before county planning board

After months of germination in committee, Wayne County's proposed "voluntary agriculture districts" program should resurface this week. The Wayne County Planning Board is expected Tuesday night to discuss the districts, which are intended to reduce conflict between farmers and their...

DuPont layoffs will not affect Kinston plant

DuPont today announced that it will reduce its global employee work force by 6 percent, or 3,500 positions, as part of its $900 million cost improvement program announced in December. In addition, the company is reducing 450 contractor positions....

OPINION -- Exit strategy

Can there be peace in Iraq? Probably not anytime soon, if ever. People in that part of the world have been killing each other seemingly forever. These are uncompromising religious wars. Victories on the battlefields do not change religious...

Public records

Seven people injured in 13 road crashes Seven people were injured and damages were estimated at $91,600 in 13 recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported. *Damage was estimated at $5,000 in a one-truck wreck at 2:50 a.m. today...