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Tuesday, June 8, 2004

Reflecting on cattle

These cattle were enjoying a beautiful early June afternoon Monday. The cattle were photographed at the Red Fox Farm, 1827 Old Mount Olive Highway, near Dudley....

City Manager Richard Slozak to retire

City Manager Richard Slozak, 56, announced his retirement today, after 33 years of service with Goldsboro. Slozak's retirement will be effective Dec. 29. He started as the assistant to the city manager, and began to coordinate the Community Development...

Council sets out procedure to name Goodman replacement

A replacement for former Goldsboro Councilman William Goodman should be named by mid-July, according to a plan adopted Monday night by the City Council. Goodman, the District 3 representative for 17 years, resigned last week after pleading guilty to...

No tax increase for city residents

The Goldsboro City Council passed a $39 million budget Monday, which included a 15 percent increase in sewer rates but kept property taxes the same. The $39 million budget is a 7 percent increase over last year's budget, which...

Ten Wayne schools getting new principals

The Wayne County Board of Education approved its annual reorganization plan for administrators on Monday. The plan, which will go into effect July 1, puts new principals in 10 schools. One principal will take over duties at the central...

Pikeville gets new mayor, new commissioner

PIKEVILLE -- The town board elected a new mayor, mayor pro-tem and commissioner Monday and will now move ahead at full capacity. Herb Sieger resigned as commissioner and mayor pro-tem and then was nominated for mayor. He was elected...

Duplin raises property tax rate to 74.5

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County's taxpayers would pay 3.5 cents more in property taxes per $100 of valuation, according to next year's proposed budget. The tax rate in Duplin is 74.5 cents. The increase would bring that up to 78...

Public records

Victim identified A man killed in a one-car wreck before dawn Sunday was identified Monday by the Highway Patrol as 25-year-old Daniel Schade of 1881 N.C. 111 North. Schade was driving north at about 1:10 p.m. when he lost control...

Wayne County teacher scholarship recipients named

Scholarships were awarded to eight potential teachers during Monday night's meeting of the Wayne County Board of Education. The Wayne County Teacher Scholarship program, sponsored by the Board of Commissioners, was established in 2000 to attract people into the...

Princeton town board postpones action on limiting housing residents

PRINCETON -- The Princeton town board will wait a little longer before enacting an amendment to its minimum housing ordinance that would limit the number of people living in a home. The four-man board agreed to table the amendment...

Property owners given reprieve on condemnations

Three houses were condemned by the City Council Monday, but two property owners were given one more chance to repair their dilapidated dwellings. Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra told the council during a briefing that there had been a...

Briefly

July meeting canceled The school board decided Monday night to cancel its July meeting because of scheduling conflicts. It also approved changes to several schools' start and dismissal times for the fall. The July meeting, which would have been held...

Adamsville was thriving community

Nathan Ham says what is now U.S. 13 North used to be considerably more primitive. Where it crossed U.S. 70 -- now the corner of Berkeley Boulevard and Ash Street -- it was called the Snow Hill Highway. Anyone...