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June 3, 2004 archives

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Thursday, June 3, 2004

Morning fog

Bobby Williams It was a misty sunrise in Wayne County this morning as temperatures hovered around 70. This picture was taken about 6:15 in the Mar Mac community south of Goldsboro. Another warm day is forecast today, but temperatures...

Applebus takes over reins at Gateway

Changes are coming to the Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation System. Beginning next month, buses and vans will be run by an independent contractor. The Gateway board approved a contract Wednesday with Applebus Co. Applebus will employ staff and drivers to run...

Wayne's state legistlative influence waning

Wayne County has lost influence in the N.C. General Assembly, according to a survey of legislators, lobbyists and reporters. N.C. Sen. John Kerr III, a Goldsboro Democrat, was the sole Wayne County representative to rank among the best at...

Goodman's resignation official

Councilman William Goodman resigned from the Goldsboro City Council on Tuesday by sending in a one-sentence statement by fax machine. The resignation was received around 11 a.m. Wednesday. It said, "Regretfully, I request that you accept this memo as...

West announces run for Registrar of Deeds office

Chris West says that he would bring his years of business experience and ability to work with the public to the office of Wayne County register of deeds if he is elected. He says he has the organizational and communication...

Proposed county agriculture districts ready for public reveiw

Wayne County is ready to unveil its proposed "voluntary agriculture districts" program for the public's review. The county commissioners have called a hearing Tuesday, July 6, beginning at 9:15 a.m., to discuss the districts and to take comments. The...

Click it checkpoint nabs 60 drivers, one chased

More than 60 drivers received citations for mostly minor traffic offenses Wednesday during a two-hour checkpoint in Goldsboro. One driver tried to evade the checkpoint at New Hope Road and Shelley Drive and eventually was captured in a vacant...

Benefit to be held for sick Mount Olive child

Jackson Herritt cannot run, skip, hop or jump. He has limited balance and is missing fibers needed for his muscles to grow. At 3 years old, he weighs only 22 pounds. His mom, Stacy Herritt of Goldsboro, said he...

Briefly

Museum events The Wayne County Museum has several educational events coming up this month. June 9 from noon to 3 p.m. will be "Old Toys of the Past," an event for ages 3-4. There will be a display of old-fashioned...

Southern Wayne teacher recognized

An advanced-English teacher at Southern Wayne High School has been named a 2004 Coca-Cola Educator of Distinction by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Freda Allen is one of 250 educators across the country chosen to receive the award that recognizes outstanding...

Consultant woos Duplin school board

KENANSVILLE -- A consultant tried to woo Duplin County school board members for the job of helping figure out what to do about overcrowding and racial imbalance. Robbie Ferris of Shueller, Ferris, Lindstrom & Associates in Fayetteville told the...

Small Business Vendor Fair to explain dealing with military

Those who are unsure of how to do business with Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will soon have the opportunity to learn how. Wayne Community College is holding a Small Business Vendor Fair open to all businesses with products...

Public records

Two hurt in fire Two men were burned Tuesday night in a grease fire at a mobile home at 106 Dosia Drive in the Hood Swamp Mobile Home Park. A guest, Robert Mitts, whose age and home address were not...