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Wednesday, June 9, 2004

County landfill? -- No, it's Price boat landing

Bobby Williams Trash, including household appliances, is shown this morning piled up on the opposite side of the Sam Casey Bridge from the Price boat landing on Bill Lane Blvd. A new Price boat landing sign was riddled with...

Everett resigns

By month's end Harrell Everett will no longer be Goldsboro's city attorney, a position he has held for 30 years. Everett submitted his resignation Tuesday after briefing council members in a closed session Monday night. Councilman Chuck Allen said...

Another study says hog farming not hurting rivers

RALEIGH -- A hog farming group said Tuesday that its study of state data culled over 32 years shows water quality in eastern North Carolina largely remained stable or improved even as hog farming expanded. The study provides "untainted"...

F-15E Flyover

WASHINGTON -- F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base were to perform a 21-plane flyover between 6 and 7 p.m. today in honor of former President Ronald Reagan as part of his funeral rites. The...

Downtown group wins national award

The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation has been nationally recognized for its revitalization efforts. The National Trust for Historic Preservation's National Main Street Center recognized the DGDC as a 2004 national Main Street program. "A healthy Main Street district is...

Wharton lists five campaign issues

Ed Wharton says he feels compelled to run for Wayne County commissioner this year, if only to halt the push for higher taxes and more regulations. In his campaign statement, Wharton, the county's Republican Party chairman, said that he had...

Noise issue stumps planning board

Should developers be required to use noise-dampening materials in new homes in high-noise areas near Seymour Johnson? That question flummoxed the Wayne County Planning Board on Tuesday night. The board was working on a revision of zoning and building...

Mount Olive adopts budget with no fanfare

MOUNT OLIVE -- The town board adopted next year's $4.3 million budget without any comment from the public Monday night. Nobody spoke during a hearing, and the vote was unanimous to adopt the budget. It included no increases in taxes...

Public records

Jacksonville man faces more charges A Jacksonville man accused of breaking into several fast-food restaurants in Wayne County now faces more similar charges. Ernest Arthur Deans II, 26, was charged Tuesday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office with breaking and...

Mental Health Association holds golf event

The Mental Health Association in Wayne County will hold its annual "Family and Friends Golf Outing" Sunday and Monday at Walnut Creek Country Club. This is typically the association's largest fund-raising event of the year, so attending is a way...

Historical Association plans large fund-raising effort

The Wayne County Historical Association is preparing for a large fund-raising effort, which it hopes will help bring in new members and help pay for electrical work in the Wayne County Museum. The Goldsboro City Council is giving the...

Dudley woman dies in wreck

MOUNT OLIVE -- A 74-year-old woman from Dudley was killed Monday night when her car collided with a disabled car in northern Duplin County. The victim was identified today by the Highway Patrol as Marjorie R. Hassell of 106 Gwen...

Correction

Correction: The new Duplin County tax rate would be 78 cents per $100 of valuation, if the proposed budget is approved. The budget includes a 3.5 cent increase over the current rate of 74.5 cents....

Briefly

Cado on television Sr. Airman Shadrika Cado will be one of five contestants on "Gimme the Mike" tonight at 7:30 on Fox 50 television. She will perform the song, "I Want to Dance With Somebody." A panel of three judges...