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Wednesday, May 5, 2004

War plaques recovered from burned building

Plaques in the Community Building honoring Wayne County veterans killed in battle have been saved, officials said. The plaques were just inside the front door of the Wayne County Memorial Community Building that burned Sunday. They had the names of...

Jury charges man with murder during store break-in

A man who shot a merchant's son-in-law during a holdup and then was detained by the victim's relatives has been indicted on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Roy George Legg, who had no permanent address but...

Residents want city to reconsider annexation: council declines

A group of residents in the area recently annexed by Goldsboro says it is forging ahead with plans to fight the council's decision in court. The group's spokesman, though, says he hopes the council will rescind its decision and...

State delays city's annex funding plan

Goldsboro's plan to pay for annexing subdivisions north of the city is in limbo because of a potential lawsuit. The city was scheduled to sell $7 million in general obligation bonds on May 11, but the state's Local Government...

Commissioner sworn in; Evans named chairman

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners swore in a new member Tuesday and then picked its leadership for the remainder of this year. After Jack Best took his oath as the District 6 commissioner, the board agreed unanimously to...

Small-school idea presented in Mt. Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Three dozen residents, school board members and county commissioners turned out Tuesday night to hear about a plan to create up to 45 small high schools in North Carolina. The New Schools Project was begun last...

Don't shoot that squirrel

MOUNT OLIVE -- People are calling Town Hall upset about squirrels. Some say they're going to shoot them, but Town Manager Ray McDonald says don't do that. The town of Mount Olive has an ordinance against firing guns. Besides,...

Teen commissioners return building plan for study

Increase teacher salaries? Done. Build a civic center? No. The Wayne County Public School system's $82 million building plan -- sent back for more study. The Wayne County Board of Commissioners studied the issues, made the hard decisions and...

State finances in good shape, Moore says

State Treasurer Richard Moore says he's bullish on North Carolina government's financial condition. He says the state doesn't have any extra money to spend, but he adds that its financial situation is better than any other state. The finances will...

Public records

Armed robbery A 22-year-old Goldsboro man was arrested Tuesday by Goldsboro police and charged with armed robbery and two firearms violations. Derrick Raymond Best of Mimosa Street was accused of trying to rob Jamethon Howard of Goldsboro before dawn Sunday...

Justice Department won't sue town of Mt. Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- The U.S. Justice Department will not sue the town of Mount Olive for alleged discrimination against a man who quit the rescue squad last year, but it also decided to not rule on the merits of the...

Consultant to study Duplin school needs

KENANSVILLE -- A consultant is coming to study Duplin County's school needs. The school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to hire ITRE, a consulting firm that has worked with many school systems in similar situations as Duplin, with shortages...

Briefly

Teaching scholar Hannah Rebecca Jernigan has been selected as an N.C. Teaching Scholarship Fellow. She is one of 16 students in Wayne County who have been selected for the award. She is a senior at Wayne Country Day School. She...