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Friday, April 16, 2004

Volunteers recognized

There was no pricey china nor waiters clad in tuxedos at the Volunteer Wayne luncheon. The "RSVP" for the event stood for Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. The volunteers like it that way. On Thursday, the members of Volunteer...

Livestock show a success

Youngsters from across Wayne County enjoyed competing against their peers again this year at the 56th Annual Wayne County Junior Livestock Show and Sale. "Overall I thought we had a very successful show and sale," said Curtis Shivar, president...

State schools seek to coax students to take tests

From AP and staff reports North Carolina educators are turning to bribes and threats to get high school students to participate in government-mandated performance tests. The tests given to 10th-graders this month measure whether their schools meet performance levels in...

Man murdered

A 31-year-old man was fatally shot before dawn today, and Goldsboro police are searching for a man who is charged with killing him. The victim, Jonathan Deon Yarborough of Beal Street in Goldsboro, was gunned down at about 1:30...

Merci Center holding Open House

The Marion Edwards Recovery Center, or MERCI, 676 Community Drive, will have an open house on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. People are invited to stop by for free hot dogs and lemonade and a tour of the...

Public records

Chase ends in arrest A 21-year-old man from Goldsboro faces numerous traffic and firearms charges after a chase Thursday night with Goldsboro police. Moses Earl Broadie Jr. of Frank Street was arrested at about 10:15 p.m. by Officer Thomas Bailey...

Award-winning author, pastor at Books-A-Million

An award-winning writer and former Goldsboro resident will be at Books-A-Million Saturday from 1 until 4 p.m. to sign copies of the new book, "A Cup of Comfort for Teachers." Over the past decade, Thomas Smith, the former associate...

Substance Abuse Seminar scheduled

Substance abuse is a family and community crisis. So says the WATCH Substance Abuse Task Force, the sponsor of a free seminar on the subject Tuesday night from 6:30-8:30 in Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College. Use of marijuana,...

Briefly

Presidential caucus The Wayne County Democratic Party will hold its presidential preference caucus Saturday at the County Courthouse. Any registered Democrat may come between 8 a.m. and noon and vote for one of the Democratic candidates for president. The courthouse...

Duplin digest

Duplin hires tourism director KENANSVILLE -- Robb Wells has been hired as Duplin County's tourism director. The county manager created the position in November and transferred Rosemary Blizzard from the Elections Board into that post. But shortly after that, she...