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Thursday, May 13, 2004

Disability walk

Sunny smiles beamed from the faces of the 500 people walking in Wednesday's annual Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities Walk. In the eight years since it began, participation in the walk has more than doubled. "This is one...

Chamber creates disk to help with marketing

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce is keeping up with the digital age by developing a technologically advanced way of marketing. It hopes the disc will be a link to better business. The plans are to unveil a digital...

15th annual Relay for Life

Walkers, runners and even moms pushing baby strollers will descend on the track Friday at Eastern Wayne High School for the 15th annual Relay for Life. The 24-hour event is sponsored by the Wayne County Unit of the American...

"not interested" in Bowdens

WARSAW -- A Smithfield Foods official says the company is not going to build a rendering plant in the Bowdens community. Company Vice President Doug Anderson had visited the old Georgia-Pacific plant at the Bowdens Crossroad community off U.S....

Fwd: FW: McNeill Change of Command

FORT McPHERSON, Ga. -- Lt. Gen. Dan K. McNeill, a native of Warsaw, assumed command of U.S. Army Forces Command during a change of command ceremony last week at Fort McPherson, Ga. McNeill commanded almost all of the 7,000 U.S....

EWH Show Choir

The Eastern Wayne High School show choir, under the direction of Dallas Montague, recently earned a superior rating and second-place trophy at the Music Showcase Festival held in Yorktown, Va. Choir members include Deborah Wright, Meghann Flores, Whitney Swinson, Rochelle...

Briefly

Against mandatory minimums Families Against Mandatory Minimums is sponsoring a public meeting Saturday in Goldsboro. FAMM is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1991 by lawyers, judges, criminal justice experts and the families of inmates. It says it fights excessive...

Local digest

The Concerned Clergy and NAACP of Wayne County will sponsor a celebration and "call to action" on Monday for the 50th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that outlawed school segregation. There will be an assembly...

Public records

$10,000 stolen SEVEN SPRINGS -- About $10,000 was stolen between Tuesday and Wednesday from a safe in a home in the 300 block of West Spring Street in Seven Springs, a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report said. The resident, Danny...

JSCC grad

KENANSVILLE -- James Sprunt Community College had 325 students walk across the graduation stage. About 160 of the graduates, dressed in the traditional cap and gown, attended the ceremonies and took home associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and high school diploma...

Golf Tournament provides scholarships

Geoff Kokiko and Chris Cox have been tapped again to serve as chairmen for this year's Wayne Community College Benefit Golf Tournament. The college's fund-raiser will be held June 15 and 16 at Lane Tree Golf Course. "This tournament is...