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Thursday, May 6, 2004

Local woman undergoes radical surgical transformation

A radiant Monika Barkley was revealed on the "Extreme Makeover" television show Wednesday night, documenting her radical transformation over the past year. The show was filmed last month at Billie's Restaurant in downtown Goldsboro. On April 15, 50 friends...

Police seek leads on missing teens

Three teen-aged girls from Goldsboro have been missing for months, and police are seeking information on their locations. The three are Jessica Trelaine "Jessie" Moore, 16, of 310 Kennon Court; Laquinda Barrett, 14, of 915-A Hugh St., and Jennifer L....

Community Building's board agrees on rebuilding landmark

The Community Building's board of directors met Wednesday to discuss its future, three days after the beloved Wayne County landmark was destroyed by fire. Nothing definite was decided in the brief meeting, except a consensus from the board that...

Grant could help add 100 jobs in Mount Olive

The Wayne County commissioners have arranged for a $100,000 grant to help land nearly 100 new jobs in Mount Olive. At its meeting Tuesday, the county board agreed both to accept the grant from the N.C. Department of Commerce...

Races shaping up in Duplin County

KENANSVILLE -- State Sen. Charlie Albertson and two county commissioners face challengers in the July 20 Democratic primary. Adrain Ray Arnett of Pink Hill filed Wednesday to seek the N.C. Senate District 10 seat held by Albertson. Albertson, who lives...

New Faison clerk sworn in

FAISON -- Kathy Warren took the oath of office Wednesday night as assistant clerk to the Faison town board. The board set her pay at $10 an hour. She came highly recommended by town board member Ruby Hobbs, whom she...

GOP has enough filers to challenge majority

With only a day left in the filing period, the Republican Party has finally fielded enough candidates to challenge control of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. The board is currently split between four Democrats and three Republicans. Ed...

Briefly

Black Expo rescheduled The Black Expo -- A Glimpse of History event that was originally scheduled for last Saturday was postponed due to rain and has been rescheduled for May 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ray Swinson, chairmen...

Public records

Drive-by shooting A 25-year-old man was arrested Wednesday by Goldsboro police and charged with shooting at two men. Antonio Demyrous Hodges of Hamilton Drive was accused of shooting at Terrance Monque Gooding, 29, of Hilda Place and Travis Levon James,...

Local digest

$127,247 raised Buddy and Judson Pope, with help from more than 140 sponsors and a small army of volunteers, collected more than $127,247 this year from the 18th Annual Handy Mart - Mount Olive College Invitational Golf Tournament held at...

Students learn about the county through chamber's youth leadership class

Twenty Wayne County high school students banded together last fall for one purpose -- a chance to ditch school. Their reasons for joining the Junior Leadership program weren't altogether altruistic, some class members admitted at their graduation Tuesday night...

Princeton considers applying for grant to beautify downtown

PRINCETON -- The Princeton town board has been asked to apply for a federal grant to beautify downtown. Kay Earp, the assistant town clerk, asked the board to apply for the grant that would pay for eight coated-steel benches,...

Staton named top volunteer

The Rev. Joseph M. Staton of Goldsboro was among 20 nominees for the annual volunteer of the year award from the N.C. Department of Correction. Staton has led religious services at Wayne Correctional Center on Stevens Mill Road since state...

First Hispanic team enters Wayne Relay

Not only will Mission Foods have its first team in this year's Relay for Life, but it will also have the first Hispanic team in the event. Cora Bond, team member, said there are anywhere from 27 to 30...

VFW to hold dinner for military spouses

Military spouses will be honored during a dinner on Saturday sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The event is part of Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Melissa Thames with the National Guard's Family Assistance Center in Goldsboro said they...

Bell resigns from Red Cross post to take Asheville job

A search is under way for a new director for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Cindy Bell has given her resignation and will leave May 21 to take a job with Medical Action Industries near...