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Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Practice fire

Bobby Williams Wayne County firemen from several volunteer departments took part in a half-day training exercise Saturday in which they burned an old house near the intersection of U.S. 117 South and Old Mount Olive Highway. The Mar Mac...

School officials upset by vote on teacher pay

Wayne County school officials say they may not be able to afford teacher pay increases that were ordered Tuesday by the county commissioners. Some Board of Education members are questioning whether the commissioners have the legal right to mandate the...

New hearing set for revised base zone

Wayne County is ready to unveil revised rules to limit development in high-noise areas around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The county commissioners decided Tuesday to call a public hearing for July 27. The board anticipates voting at its...

Council to launch nationwide search to replace city manager

Goldsboro council members want to launch a national search for the next city manager, whom they hope to hire by November. Council members hope to find someone with a master's degree, at least five years experience, and with vision....

Pikeville plans for Independence Day

PIKEVILLE -- Fun games, music and fireworks will all be a part of the town's seventh-annual Independence Day Festival on July 2 and 3. This is the first year the Pikeville Lions Club will be the host, said Commissioner...

Clock to be erected at college in memory of late mayor

Hal Plonk loved clocks and Wayne Community College. Now a clock at the college will help memorialize the long-time Goldsboro mayor. The Goldsboro City Council voted Monday night to contribute $25,000 to the Foundation of Wayne Community College for...

Global TransPark board approves operating budget

KINSTON -- The future financial situation of the N.C. Global TransPark and upcoming projects were discussed Tuesday in detail. The GTP Authority board of directors approved an operations budget for the park of $2.26 million, which will begin with...

Public Record

Elderly scam Louretha Mae King, 33, of Dudley Road, Newton Grove has been charged with 13 counts of obtaining property by false pretense. She is accused of using fraudulent power of attorney to withdraw money from an elderly woman's bank...

Briefly

Village in magazine Waynesborough Historical Village in Goldsboro is featured in the July edition of Southern Living magazine. The one-page article has several pictures and information about the village, which is at 801 U.S. 117 S. Bypass. The pictures show...

Crime Stoppers call leads to bank robber's arrest

A bank robbery was among the five cases that resulted in arrests recently because of anonymous calls to Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers. The robbery occurred May 21 at the New Century Bank on North Spence Avenue. A photograph obtained...