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Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Lightning ruled out as cause of Community Building fire

"Lightning did not start that fire." Special Agent John Rea of the State Bureau of Investigation made that emphatic statement today about Sunday's fire that destroyed the 79-year-old Wayne County Memorial Community Building. Many officials had speculated that lightning...

Youth Outreach program lost everything in fire

When the Memorial Community Building burned Saturday, a group that helped troubled youth lost all of its records, supplies and its home. Daryl Woodard, executive director of Wayne County Youth Outreach, said the organization has set up a recovery...

Goldsboro Middle mural completed after 3 three years

The 67-foot-long mural in the Goldsboro Middle School hallway has taken three years to complete. Some of its artists have since gone on to high school, passing along the paint brushes to a new slate of talents. Featured on...

School board seeks raises for teachers

The Board of Education approved its budget Monday night and plans to ask the county commissioners to raise the teacher supplemental pay from 3.5 percent to 6 percent. The board also passed an expansion budget to be funded by...

Money transferred for City Hall expansion

Plans to expand Goldsboro City Hall moved forward Monday with the council transferring money from reserves to pay the architect. The architectural firm of Partin-Hobbs and Associates will prepare the preliminary and final design of the building and the...

Pikeville mayor resigns

PIKEVILLE -- Mayor Tony Medlin resigned from his position during the town's monthly board meeting on Monday. Town Clerk Kathie Fields said Medlin opened the meeting and then an-nounced his resignation. The board voted unanimously to accept his resignation....

Cinco de Mayo celebrations set

Cristina Palomec says she was surprised when she came to Goldsboro and found that few people celebrate Cinco de Mayo. On Wednesday, which is Cinco de Mayo, she and some co-workers plan to hold a bash at the Torero's...

Willow Run pond fills with trash again

Several days of continuous rain has again filled a pond in a Goldsboro subdivision with piles of trash, and the City Council wants to find an answer to the problem. Ava and Don Callahan live on Stephens Street in...

Public records

Crime of the Week An armed robbery of two men has been chosen by Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers as its latest "Crime of the Week." The two victims were sitting in their car at 1:45 a.m. Sunday in the 700...

Princeton approves Eagle Crest plan

PRINCETON -- After a delay of more than a year, the Princeton town board has approved the final plat for the first phase of the Eagles Crest subdivision, north of town. The approval came with six conditions during Monday...

ECU music school holding oboe workshop

GREENVILLE -- The East Carolina University School of Music will present "Oboe Connection," a two-day event including master classes, private lessons and recitals on campus Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15. Professor of oboe Bo Newsome designed the event...

Eureka wonders about high sewer bills

EUREKA -- The town board is trying to determine why it is receiving high sewer bills from the town of Fremont. The bills are indicating that an abnormally high amount of wastewater is being pumped from Eureka's sewer system...

Duplin women save dogs from death

KENANSVILLE -- Several animals were rescued from "death row" Monday after residents called on the Duplin County commissioners to make changes at the dog pound. A group of women adopted dogs and cats from the Duplin County Animal Shelter...

Briefly

Sewage spills The towns of Pikeville and Mount Olive reported sewer spills Monday that were caused by rains flooding their systems. The General Assembly passed a law in 1999 that requires towns to release information to the public when a...