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Friday, May 14, 2004

Mount Olive group eyes school site

MOUNT OLIVE -- The group behind the move to bring a community high school to Mount Olive is exploring an option it hopes will speed up the process and sidestep the need for a bond referendum. The Mount Olive...

Wayside looks for ways to stay open

For 25 years the Wayside Fellowship Home half-way house has provided a safe haven for hundreds of women, but now it desperately needs money. Ada Melvin, chairman of the Wayside Fellowship Home board, said that Wayside had suffered some...

First Jam of season draws eager crowd

The faint sound of beach music echoes throughout downtown Goldsboro as vehicles begin filling all the parking spaces near the Waynesborough House. People of all ages carry their blankets, chairs, water and sunscreen through the warm air. The crowd...

Regional agency advances proposal to raise employee pay

KINSTON -- The directors of a regional government agency, which includes Wayne County, raised salaries for its workers over the objection of some of its board members. A split vote of the board of directors of the Eastern Carolina...

Survivor finds hope in fight with cancer

The 11th annual Cancer Survivor's Banquet was both a joyous and a solemn occasion. Those attending celebrated survivors and also remembered those who have lost the battle with the disease. About 600 attended from as far away as Smithfield,...

Car runs under school bus; leaves one injured

A car crashed into a school bus Thursday afternoon, at the intersection of U.S. 70 West and Leslie Boulevard, but none of the students on the bus were injured, according to school officials. According to a highway patrolman, the bus...

HUD grant could benefit Goldsboro, Wayne County

Goldsboro and Wayne County could benefit from grants totaling $78.4 million that North Carolina is receiving from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole announced Wednesday that N.C. will receive the money to strengthen...

College publishes another magazine

After 20 years, Renaissance magazine is still showcasing Wayne Community College's writers' and artists' talent. The 2004 issue contains 60 pages with more than 100 pieces of prose, poetry and art by 34 of the college's curriculum students and 11...

Schizophrenia like "storm inside your head"

Schizophrenia is like having a storm inside your head, a Cherry Hospital physician said this week. Dr. Alok Uppal showed pictures of waves slamming into a beach. "This is what it is like, the same as the rage of...

Public records

Vehicles, cash stolen The theft of two four-wheelers and cash, including collectible currency, is being investigated by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. A 2004 Honda four-wheeler and a green 2001 Kawasaki Bayou four-wheeler were stolen between Wednesday and Thursday from...

Briefly

WCC summer term Registration for students planning to attend Wayne Community College during the summer term will be held Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Classes start the next day and run through July 27. Prior to registering, new...