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Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Loan will let Mount Olive College start work on buildings

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College has received a $10 million loan from the federal government to embark on one of its most ambitious projects. The money will be used to construct an academic building, a communications center and...

Fire probe closed without resolution

A 10-day-long investigation has not determined a cause of a fire that destroyed the Wayne County Memorial Community Building, Goldsboro police said today. The fire occurred on Sunday, May 2. An investigation by police and the State Bureau of...

Ceremonies honor fallen law officers

Nine Wayne County law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty were remembered today with a service at a memorial at Wayne Community College. Goldsboro Police Chief Tim Bell said the county was blessed that no one...

Agriculture district proposals go back to commissioners

The Wayne County commissioners will soon get a second look at a program designed to reduce conflict between town and country. The county Planning Board agreed Tuesday on revised guidelines for "voluntary agriculture districts." The proposal goes to the...

Doctor charged with obtaining, dispersing large amounts of painkiller

A Wayne County doctor has been charged by the North Carolina Medical Board with obtaining and dispensing large amounts of an opiate pain reliever in violation of his medical license. The state board scheduled a hearing on charges against Dr....

Public records

Sex charge A 36-year-old man from Dudley was arrested Tuesday by Wayne County sheriff's officers and charged with a first-degree burglary and a first-degree sexual offense. William Authur Smith of Annies Avenue was arrested after an investigation of a complaint...

Methodists endorse boycott against Mt. Olive Pickle

The United Methodist Church has endorsed a nationwide boycott against Mt. Olive Pickle Co. Delegates decided in a close vote at the end of the 2004 General Conference of the United Methodist Church, which was held from April 27...

Briefly

Morbid birthday When Wayne County Manager Lee Smith saw the tombstone in his parking space Tuesday, it was apparent that some people knew it was his 40th birthday. Smith braced himself and walked in to find black balloons in the...

Historical Assocation develops fund-raising plan

The Wayne County Historical Association is developing more fund-raising tactics to help pay for planned electrical work in the Wayne County Museum. Nancy Delia, association president, said some of the wiring in the museum dates back to the mid-1920s....