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Monday, June 14, 2004

Wayne's tax rate still lower than average

Wayne County property owners have been grumbling after the last two years of property tax increases. But a survey of property tax rates finds that the county's tax rate is still the lowest in the area and below the...

Convenience centers may become less so

Wayne County's "convenience centers" may become a little less convenient. The county commissioners will decide Tuesday whether to close the trash-dumping centers on Sundays. The change, if approved, would go into effect on Aug. 1. The 13 sites are currently...

Men charged in home invasion

Law-enforcement officers have charged two men with barging into a home Saturday night, tying up four people and taking two sport utility vehicles and other property. A short time later, one of the SUVs with two men inside was...

School retirees recognized

The Wayne County public schools recognized 69 retiring employees at an appreciation reception held at the Goldsboro Country Club. Pete Gurley, the school board chairman, and Dr. Steven Taylor, schools superintendent, thanked the retirees for their many years of service...

Eight win teacher scholarships

The Wayne County school board and the county commissioners recently announced eight recipients of the 2004 Wayne County Teacher Scholarship. The program, sponsored by the county, was established in 2000 to attract people to the teaching profession. The 2004 recipients...

Public records

Woman robbed A woman walking on Daisy Street at about 1 p.m. Saturday was robbed of her pocketbook, cash and personal papers, Goldsboro police said. Annie Sarah Smith, 44, of North Daisy Street told police that a man stopped his...

Reminiscences

Remembering Rab Not everyone reading this will have had the opportunity of knowing Charles Barnes. Those who did knew him affectionately as "Rab" -- an abbreviation of "Rabbit," a nickname given him by older folks in the community. As a...