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Thursday, April 22, 2004

MOC embarks on building campaign

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College has launched a campaign to generate $23 million, the biggest initiative the 53-year-old institution has ever undertaken to raise money. It was announced at a gala Wednesday night to 200 people at the...

Karen Peele named secretary of year

Karen Peele won double honors Wednesday at the Secretaries' Day Luncheon. She received a Golden Phone Award for the most considerate and was also named the 2004 Secretary of the Year. Ms. Peele, who works at Wayne Memorial Hospital,...

Fremont audit shows town spent more than it took in

FREMONT -- Fremont spent more money than it took in during the last fiscal year and lost money in its general fund and its water and sewer fund, an audit showed. Greg Pittman, filling in for his father, Jim...

Ayden woman killed in head-on crash

A 54-year-old woman from Ayden was killed Wednesday in a head-on collision on U.S. 13, about two miles north of Goldsboro, the Highway Patrol said. The victim was identified as Kay Laughinghouse Scott, a passenger in her husband's southbound car....

Brennand named top school volunteer

Volunteers and business partners for Wayne County public schools were honored at a reception on Wednesday afternoon. Volunteers of the year were named for each of the 31 schools, with Spring Creek Elementary School's representative selected to receive the...

Wayne County creates self-insurance plan

Wayne County officials have decided to create a self-insured workers compensation program for county employees. Beginning July 1, the county will be paying most workers-comp claims itself, rather than relying on an outside firm. The county will still buy...

Health budget would raise fees for lot inspections

The Wayne County Board of Health approved a $7.1 million budget for the Health Department, which includes additional employees, salary raises and fee increases for environmental health services, including those for evaluating lots for development. The figure represents a...

Briefly

Volunteer awards Nominations are being taken for the 2004 North Carolina Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service. Forms are available at Volunteer Wayne/RSVP at Wayne Community College. They are due no later than April 30. Five individuals, businesses or groups will...

Public records

Teen wounded A Goldsboro teen-ager was wounded Wednesday night as he was walking in the 900 block of Carver Drive, a Goldsboro police report said. Alroujan Sentell Smith, 17, of Lincoln Drive was rushed to Wayne Memorial Hospital, where he...

Local Digest

400 accept trash amnesty Around 400 people took advantage of the first "Amnesty Day" at Wayne County's landfill. The landfill took in more than 400 tons of trash Saturday, County Manager Lee Smith said. The county commissioners agreed to waive...

Krispy Kreme planning new shop

The Goldsboro City Council held a public hearing Monday on a request for a special use permit, which would allow Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to build a new store beside the current building. "I only have one question, but it's...

Depression is "equal opportunity disease", lecturer says

Nearly 19 million adults in the U.S. are struggling right now with depression. The disease hits both sexes and all ages, classes and races. "It's an equal-opportunity disease," Dr. Kimberly Johnson told an audience of 80 people Wednesday. "Probably...

County to hold zoning hearing

The Wayne County commissioners agreed Tuesday to call a public hearing for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, to consider John Lawhorne's request to rezone vacant property at the southeast corner of the intersection of Airport Road and Aviation Drive....

Award-winning basketball team holds fund-raiser

An award-winning amateur basketball team will hold an autograph signing and car wash this weekend to sponsor out-of-town trips. Goldsboro Mayor Al King congratulated the Eastern N.C. Goldsboro Pistons on Wednesday on one of its teams winning first place...

Alzheimer Caregivers conference draws crowd

Senility. Hardening of the arteries. Mental illness. All terms once used to describe the behavior changes that accompanied "old age." Today they might be more clearly defined as Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. "We know now that...