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Sunday, April 25, 2004

Filing period opens Monday

Political control of Wayne County is up for grabs as the 2004 election season officially begins this week. Filing opens at noon Monday at the Wayne County Board of Elections and other elections offices across the state. It closes...

Pickle Festival hot event

MOUNT OLIVE -- Several vendors ran out of food, and one vendor said he sold 70 gallons of ice cream in three hours at the 18th annual N.C. Pickle Festival here Saturday. Vendors did very well, said Gina Knode,...

WARM Hearts mentor program

When Airman 1st Class Tiffany Linares joined the Air Force nearly two years ago, she left behind more than just her family in Sacramento, Calif. She also gave up outings to the park with eight nieces and nephews. She...

Krafts want to improve alley

MOUNT OLIVE -- Rick and Debbie Kraft say they don't understand why the town board doesn't want an alley improved next to their building downtown. The Mount Olive town board is expected to vote at its next meeting at...

GHS grad receives band letter

Sharon McDowell-Vincent loved being a majorette, but one of the requirements was that squad members also had to play an instrument in the band. A French horn player was needed, so the Goldsboro Junior High School student signed up....

Chamber seeks ways to gain members

Wayne County Chamber officials gained some new ideas Friday about how to retain and expand the current membership. Chambers nation-wide have seen a drop in their membership over the past couple of years, said G. Daniel Hearn, president of...

Taylor Scholarship luncheon held

The 10th annual L. Gary Taylor Memorial Scholarship Awards Luncheon was held recently on the campus of Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville. The scholarship was established by First Citizens Bank and the family and friends of the late L....

WCC honor inductees

Fifty-one students joined Wayne Community College's honor society in its traditional spring induction ceremonies witnessed by faculty, staff, friends and family. The students accepted the invitation of the Upsilon Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for...

Volunteer Wayne

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151, extension 336, or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Superior Court

Wayne County Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Manuel Trimone Jackson, 23, Hare Road, possession of a controlled substance, not guilty. *Laurie Marie Lemaster, 32, East Mulberry Street, financial identity fraud, 12 to 15...

Briefly

Chest pain seminar A free educational program, "Coping with Angina," is planned for next month at Wayne Memorial Hospital. On Saturday, May 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., cardiologists, nurses and other health professionals will discuss what angina is,...

Student news

Brandon K. Briggs, a senior at Rosewood High School, is the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship at Barton College. The renewable scholarship will cover $6,000 of tuition for the freshman year. Briggs will enter Barton in the fall and plans...

Mount Olive Court

Mount Olive District Court These cases have been heard in Mount Olive District Court: *Linda Hernandez Tamez, 31, Little Rock Church Road, Lucama, driving while impaired, 30 days active, 24 months suspended, 18 months supervised probation, 72 hours community service,...

Military News

George Farfour George R. Farfour, a Goldsboro native, was recently promoted to lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force during a ceremony officiated by Major General Select Douglas Fraser, director of Air and Space Operations. Lt. Col. Farfour is...

James Sprunt students inducted

Students inducted KENANSVILLE -- Twenty-three students at James Sprunt Community College recently were inducted into the Beta Epsilon Chi Chapter of the international honor society, Phi Theta Kappa. To qualify for induction, students must have at least a 3.5 grade...

Jame Sprunt student news

KENANSVILLE -- Two students at James Sprunt Community College were honored recently for their work for the local and regional chapters of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society. Joseph Ezzell of Wallace, vice president of leadership for the JSCC...

District Court

Wayne County District Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Huber Castaneda Borja, 24, Edinboro Lane, Dudley, seat-belt violation, $25 fine and costs; child-restraint violation, not guilty. *Joey Lee Brown, 21, Lexington, driving while license revoked,...