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Thursday, April 29, 2004

Mount Olive College gets $10 million loan

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College will be able to get started sooner on its ambitious expansion project. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole announced in a statement that the Mount Olive College Foundation will receive a $10 million loan from U.S....

Residents escape fire on Slocumb Street

A predawn fire that heavily damaged a home at 502 S. Slocumb St. was turned over to law authorities for a further investigation. One firefighter, Lt. Frank Sasser of Fremont, was overcome while fighting the blaze, and the listed...

Deadline looms but few sign up for sewer lines in annexed area

If residents in the area that Goldsboro recently annexed want sewer service within two years, they better sign up by today. Not signing up by today doesn't mean that the property owners will have to pay any more for...

Democrats file to challenge Ballance

An embattled congressman has picked up more opposition, this time from his own party. On Wednesday, two Democrats filed challenges to U.S. Rep. Frank Ballance in the 1st District, which includes Wayne County. The candidates are Sam Davis of Elizabeth...

Mount Olive Spring Fling promotes plan to revamp downtown

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive is continuing with its plans to revamp downtown and will hold a promotion event next month. A Spring Fling open house will be held from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, May 21, in...

State health director commends Wayne for school health clinics

The state health director commended Wayne County for having health clinics in four of its schools. She also said she wished the state would increase the ratio of nurses to students. Dr. Leah Devlin visited Dillard Middle School along...

Bowden residents look to incorporation to stop rendering plant

WARSAW -- Residents of Bowden are considering incorporating as a town, because they're afraid Georgia Pacific will sell its old saw mill to Smithfield Foods for a rendering plant. A Smithfield Foods official has admitted the company is looking...

Walnut Creek officials ponder annexation request

The Walnut Creek Village Council heard only one concern during a public hearing Wednesday on a voluntary annexation request. "I'm just worried about the traffic patterns in and out of the village," said Roy Lane. "We're getting pretty bottled...

Briefly

Flower show The Goldsboro Council of Garden Clubs is sponsoring a flower show with the theme "Reflections of the Past, Visions of the Future." It will be on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wayne County Museum....

Public records

Shooting remains under investigation FREMONT -- The fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Fremont man remained under investigation today by Fremont police and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Nicholas Lonte "Red" Jones of 308 W. Branch St. died at about 7...