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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Topping tobacco

Bobby Williams photo Thomas Murray, left, and Gary Kornegay top tobacco the old fashioned way -- by hand -- on the Harold Bizzell farm in the Buckleberry community on Hardy Bridge Road near the Lenoir-Wayne line on Monday morning....

City sues former councilmember, four others for junked-car removal

The city has filed lawsuits against five Goldsboro businesses for refusing to get rid of junked cars, including a business owned by a former member of the City Council. Three of the businesses are on North Berkeley Boulevard. They...

County attacking litterers

Beginning next month, a Wayne County deputy will be patrolling for litterbugs, illegal dumpers and trucks with unsecured loads of trash. People caught in the act will receive $100 citations and may be forced to appear in court. Wayne...

Budget bust -- no citizens, no quorum

PRINCETON -- The Princeton town board held a hearing Monday night on its 2004-05 budget, but no one showed up to comment. In fact, not enough town commissioners were present to vote on it. Three of the four town...

Work begins on $4 million WCC building

Construction begins this week on a Continuing Education Center at Wayne Community College that will feature a 54-seat tiered lecture hall and a corporate training center. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Tuesday for the $4.2 million project. The building will...

Weekend-long Booze It and Lose it/Click It or Ticket campaign begins Wednesday

Impaired drivers and seat-belt violators will be targeted in a week-long campaign starting Wednesday by Wayne County authorities. The first semi-annual "Booze It and Lose" program to remove drunk drivers from the roads and the second semi-annual "Click It...

SBI investigates Mount Olive house fire

MOUNT OLIVE -- The State Bureau of Investigation is investigting a fire that heavily damaged an unoccupied house Sunday night at 402 N. Center St. Mount Olive, Dudley and Calypso volunteers responded to the 10 p.m. call to the big...

Public records

Cyclist reported in 'fair' condition Dr. Kurt A. Luedtke, a Goldsboro psychologist, was reported Monday to be in fair condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville after his motorcycle was struck by a car, a spokeswoman said. Luedtke, 57,...

Mt. Olive sued over alley designation

Rick Kraft has sued the town of Mount Olive in an effort to establish that he owns an alley beside the Kraft photography studio. His lawyer, Jeffrey Gray of Raleigh, filed the suit in Wayne Superior Court. It claims...

Duplin postpones privatization of EMS

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin commissioners will shop around next year for proposals from private emergency medical companies to consider for fiscal 2005-06. But they decided in a split vote Monday that they're not going to consider it for the coming...

Briefly

Fireworks Saturday The Mount Olive Jaycees will sponsor a fireworks display Saturday instead of Sunday, July 4. Jaycee President Karen Bass said the display will begin at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Olive Municipal Airport, because July 4 is...