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Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Livestock Show and Sale

Heavy rains did not dampen the spirits of youngsters getting ready to show their livestock on Tuesday. The Wayne County Fairgrounds became a haven for goats, hogs and feeder calves brought in to be weighed, washed and brushed before...

Butterfield won't challenge Ballance

A potential Democratic candidate announced Tuesday that he would not challenge U.S. Rep. Frank Ballance in the Democratic primary. Superior Court Judge G.K. Butterfield, however, said he would run if Ballance dropped out of the race. Ballance, whose First Congressional...

Sen. Dole calls tobacco buyout "essential"

CLINTON -- Tobacco farmers could face a 33 percent reduction in their quota in 2005, which is even more of a reason why they desperately need a tobacco buyout, says U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole. "A tobacco quota buyout is...

Preservation N.C. to clean two historic homes

A team of debris-fighting citizens concerned with preserving historic houses will be cleaning two properties in downtown Goldsboro this weekend. A cleanup is scheduled by Preservation North Carolina for Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at these houses:...

Cherry Hospital receives accreditation

Cherry Hospital received a clean bill of health from national hospital surveyors after a three-day inspection. According to Cherry Hospital Director Jerry Edwards, the hospital has achieved full re-accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The...

Murphy Brown will not build rendering plant

A Murphy Brown Co. official says he hopes a letter to the county manager will put to rest a rumor about a rendering plant coming to Bowden Crossroads. Signs saying "No Rendering Plant!" have popped up throughout the northwestern...

County planning board begins work on agricultural districts

The Wayne County Planning Board began work Tuesday night on the revised "voluntary agriculture districts" program. A decision is expected in May. Board members expressed hope that the public would learn more about the proposal and comment on it. The...

Briefly

Litter Sweep The Wayne County Litter Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, and county commissioners are urging all citizens and businesses to participate in the cleanup of roadways throughout the county. The event is sponsored by Wayne County, Keep Wayne County...

Section on state tax forms easy to overlook

A new section on N.C. tax forms is small and easy to overlook, especially in the last-minute rush to file. So representatives of N.C. Voters for Clean Elections are making a push this week to make sure people notice...

Public records

Steering, brakes fail as rigs collide A truck driver said the steering and brakes failed on his tractor-trailer Tuesday, and the rig ran off the road and hit a telephone pole and sign, according to a Goldsboro police report. Another...

Duplin joins nationwide cleanup

Duplin County is participating in the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup this year, with another amnesty on landfill fees. The county commissioners have waived the fees for household and yard waste delivered to the county transfer station on April...