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Friday, June 18, 2004

Wayne County tobacco

Bobby Williams Vinson Price sprays his tobacco this morning on his acreage near the intersection of Zion Church Road and Atlas Price Road in southern Wayne County....

Edwards weighs in on Goldsboro schools

U.S. Sen. John Edwards has written a letter to the national Office of Civil Rights in response to Concerned Clergy's efforts to improve the racial balance in the central Goldsboro schools. "I certainly appreciate your frustration that, 50 years...

County sued over landfill bid

A contractor from Autryville is suing the Wayne County commissioners and an engineering consultant and his company for more than $240,000 over the county board's decision to award a construction bid to another company. ES&J Enterprises Inc. contends in its...

Woman dies, child hurt in wreck

PRINCETON -- A Princeton woman died in a wreck Thursday morning, and her daughter was seriously injured. Highway Patrol officials say they don't know what caused the fatal crash on Massey Holt Road. Jennifer Crawford, 22, of Princeton and her...

Wayco Ham is Wayne's small business of year

Wayco Ham Co. has been selected the small business of the year by the Wayne Community College Small Business and Industry Center. The college also gave Goldsboro Drug Co. special recognition and The Royal Tea Rooms the award for...

Braswell, Minchew continue feud at county courthouse

Superior Court Judge Jerry Braswell has asked the state's attorney general and auditor to investigate five allegations against Wayne County Clerk of Court Marshall Minchew. The clerk called at least one allegation "an out-and-out lie." Braswell, of Goldsboro, gave...

Best submits name for vacant council seat

One candidate has surfaced for the vacancy on the Goldsboro City Council. Nathaniel Best Jr. submitted his resume and application Thursday to the city manager's office for the District 3 seat. The seat was held by William Goodman, who...

Plans for expanding City Hall stay on schedule, officials say

City officials learned Thursday that plans to expand and renovate Goldsboro's city hall are on target. Partin & Hobbs Architects is designing the $5 million expansion, which is scheduled to go out for construction bids in December. The two-phase...

Briefly

CPR, first aid courses The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer CPR and first aid classes throughout the summer. The three-night classes will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at the chapter house, 600 N....

Scout camp to begin

FOUR OAKS -- Summer Camp begins this weekend at the Camp Tuscarora Scout Reservation. The Tuscarora Council's 1,100-acre camp in Johnston County will be filled Sunday with the first of three waves of Boy Scouts. The boys come for...

Public records

Man sued for fire A Goldsboro resident is being sued for negligence in connection with a fire that destroyed a next-door neighbor's home after the two men had had an argument. The property owner, Wayne Investment Inc. of Goldsboro, has...

Wayne senior agency has new activities head

Monday was Gloria Benton's first day on the job at the Wayne County Services on Aging. She is the new activities director. Ms. Benton came from Alterra Sterling, where she was the "life enrichment coordinator," a name she says reflects...

Group prepares to open day care

FAISON -- The old Cates pickle company's administrative complex on West Center Street is almost ready to become a children's day-care center. The complex has four buildings joined in about 10,000 square feet surrounding an atrium. About 1,000 square...