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April 20, 2004 archives

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Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Goldsboro councilmen vote 5-2 to annex areas north and west

Goldsboro City Council members voted 5 to 2 on Monday in favor of annexing a portion of the county into the city limits, despite protests and threats of a lawsuit. Councilmen Jimmy Bryan and William Goodman voted against the...

Several people injured as school bus, car collide

Several people were injured this morning when a bus carrying students to Goldsboro High School and a car wrecked, with the car slamming into a child-care center. The school bus and a white Chevrolet Lumina collided in the intersection of...

Herring honored by Scouts

The Boy Scouts' District Distinguished Citizen award went to Sherwin Herring on Monday night. The award was presented during the Torhunta District's annual banquet, at the Walnut Creek Country Club. Tuscarora Council Exe-cutive Bill Lappin announced that the banquet...

Commissioner candidate appointed to fill vacancy on county board

The Wayne County commissioners voted 4-2 today to appoint Jack Best to fill an opening on the board. Best will replace Ken Gerrard, who resigned recently. Both Best and Gerrard are Democrats. The Wayne County Democratic Party was charged with...

Goldsboro Fire Department reports six major fires in March

The Goldsboro Fire Department went to six major structure fires among the 177 calls that it answered in March, Chief Bobby Greenfield wrote in his monthly report. The six fires caused an estimated $125,700 in damages. No injuries were...

Citizen praises city for stand on schools

A resident praised the Goldsboro City Council on Monday for its stand on the city schools. "My name is Mary Rhoe, that's with an "H," though the newspaper can't seem to get that right," she began. Ms. Rhoe said...

Duplin says no to rendering plant

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County commissioners say they will not allow a rendering plant to be built anywhere in the county. It didn't take a lot of discussion Monday morning for county commissioners to vote after hearing a presentation...

Public records

Siding burns A fire on Monday caused an estimated $1,000 in damages to vinyl siding at Italian Pizzeria at 503 N. William St., Goldsboro police and fire officials said. Goldsboro firefighters answered the 5:35 p.m. call with three engines, a...

Briefly

Fair Housing Conference A conference will be held this week to help landlords, tenants and first-time home buyers. The Goldsboro Police Department, the city Community Affairs Office and the Goldsboro Housing Authority will sponsor the conference Thursday, April 22, at...

Local Digest

Captain receives nursing award Capt. Sheila Davis with the 4th Medical Group at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base received the Excellence in Clinical Ambulatory Nursing Practice award from the American Academy of Ambulatory Nursing Practice. She is the group's health...

Goldsboro Fire Department promotes five

Five members of the Goldsboro Fire Department have been promoted to new positions. Richard Walker and Ronald Stempien have been promoted to lieutenant, and firefighters David Grice, Ronald Lee and Christopher Sauls have been promoted to fire engineer. These officers...