05/04/04 — Briefly

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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on May 4, 2004 1:56 PM

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 waste spill of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.

The town of Mount Olive had several spills from overflowing manholes Monday. The spills totaled about 28,800 gallons and reached the North East Cape Fear River.

Pikeville reported having an 9,000-gallon overflow. It went into the surface waters, too, and it took the town about an hour to contain it.

The Division of Water Quality was also notified of the spills.

Industry celebration

The Wayne County Industry Celebration for spring 2004 will be Monday, May 10, at Walnut Creek Country Club.

The golf tournament will begin at 1 p.m. and the reception and awards ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m.

This event honors the county's industries and is sponsored by the Wayne County Economic Development Commission, the Goldsboro Committee of 100, the Mount Olive Committee of 100, and area businesses.

For information, call the EDC at 731-7700.

Child-care banquet

The Wayne County Partnership for Children is planning the second annual child-care provider appreciation banquet for next week.

The event will take place on Tuesday, May 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dillard Alumni Center on Poplar Street, with door prizes, entertainment and a catered dinner.

All Wayne County child-care providers are invited. For more information, call the Wayne County Partnership for Children at 735-3371, extension 227.

Vintage Air Tour

The North Carolina Vintage Air Tour will stop at the Goldsboro-Wayne Municipal Airport on May 20.

Twelve vintage aircraft from the 1920s to 1940s will be flown on a five-day, 800-nautical mile journey across the state in a celebration of the history of flight.

The Goldsboro airport is the first stop. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the aircraft and meet the pilot and crews at the Goldsboro airport between 10 a.m. and noon. Admission is free.

For additional information, including a detailed flight schedule, go to www.ncairtour.com. People can also call the Goldsboro airport at 734-7630.

$20,000 raised

A fund-raiser to support the move to bring a community high school to Grantham exceeded expectations, says one organizer.

James Ray Cox, president of the Grantham High School Foundation, said that the April 24 barbecue sale raised more than $20,000.

"The community really turned out," he said. "They're showing support and sending the message that they want this high school, whatever it takes."