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Friday, May 7, 2004

Ballance withdraws from 1st Congressional District race

Congressman Frank Ballance Jr. said today that he would withdraw as a candidate for re-election. Ballance, whose district includes part of Wayne County, has been criticized for establishing a foundation and then having state money granted to it while...

Crwmen return to Seymour Johnson after fighter jet crashes in Virginia

An F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet crashed Thursday several miles west of Rocky Mount, Va. The two crewmen bailed out and were not injured. Capt. Robert Strickler of the Franklin County, Va., Sheriff's Office said the crewmen were taken...

17 drug traffickers sentenced

Seventeen drug traffickers from Wayne County have been convicted in federal court, and three more are awaiting trials. The defendants were arrested during Operation Cleansweep, a joint task force that began three years ago with Goldsboro police, Wayne County...

More than 100 adults receive high school diplomas from Wayne Community College

When Edward Brewington Jr. was born in Goldsboro in 1943, he entered a life of deprivation. At age 11, he quit school to help care for his family because his father died. He picked cotton, was a farm laborer,...

Runway work to await comment by Air Force

Correction:This story states that the Mount Olive Airport is a visual-flight-rules airport only. Actually, the airport has had an instrument approach for many years that guides pilots as low as 500 feet. The Wayne County Trans-portation Committee is concerned that...

Eureka decides on installation of new sewer line

EUREKA -- The town board decided Thursday to have a new sewer line installed to its lagoons that can be used as needed. This decision came after several months of trying to determine why the town is receiving abnormally...

Public records

Restaurant fire A grease cooker at the McDonald's restaurant at 2002 Wayne Memorial Drive caught on fire before dawn today and caused an undetermined amount of damage, a Goldsboro fire official said. Employees cleaned up the damage, and the restaurant...

Wayne Community Criminal Justice student named state's top

Wayne Community College student Kathy Westbrook Bass has been named the N.C. Criminal Justice Association's top community college student. Mrs. Bass, a Newton Grove resident, is the 2004 recipient of the organization's James B. Merritt Student Award. In addition to...

Briefly

Professor wins grant Michael Salter, assistant professor of fine arts at Mount Olive College, has received an $8,000 grant from the N.C. Arts Council. The grant will be used to fund work the visual artist undertakes. Salter lives in Raleigh...