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Wednesday, April 28, 2004

State Health Secretary learns of clinics' needs

State Health Secretary Carmen Hooker Odom paid a visit Tuesday to one of the four school-based health clinics in Wayne County. Local officials said it was important for the high-ranking state official to see the service firsthand, especially since...

City attorney retirement question goes to Attorney General

The decision on whether Goldsboro's city attorney is eligible for state retirement is now in the hands of the state attorney general's office. Michael Williamson, director of the state retirement system, said that he had received a letter from...

Base Relay for Life effort grows

What started out as a single effort to honor a mother and father has turned into a community-wide endeavor to help the many people fighting cancer. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base began participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay...

Gray files for Flowers' county board seat

A firefighter provided the only spark Tuesday at the Wayne County Board of Elections. Roland "Bud" Gray, the long-time chief of the New Hope Volunteer Fire Department, was the only person to file for office Tuesday in Wayne County....

Chamber takes new approach to marketing

Wayne County Chamber of Commerce officials are taking a more proactive approach to finding out what they can do for their members. Jim Slowinski, chairman of the member services division, said he started the new tactic at this year's...

Local Phi Theta Kappa honor society brings home 12 awards

Wayne Community College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society won a dozen awards at its regional conference. The Upsilon Chi chapter earned Five Star certification, the highest level possible. According to chapter adviser Gene Smith, fewer than 10...

Public Records

Investigations The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a case of vandalism and theft of items owned by Helena Chemicals in a field at the intersection of Old Black Creek and Moye roads. An employee told investigators somebody stole...

Briefly

Black Expo The history and heritage of blacks in and around Wayne County will be at the forefront during a day-long festival at Waynesborough Historical Village. The free event, called Black Expo -- A Glimpse of History, will be on...

Rosewood pageat set for Saturday

Seven girls will compete in the Miss Rosewood Pageant to be held Saturday. The pageant will begin at 6 p.m. in the Rosewood High School gym. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5. The contestants are as follows:...