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Friday, July 2, 2004

Sprite melon

Bobby Williams photo It is harvest time for sprite melons on Jacob Odom's farm in Princeton. Odom is one of several farmers in Wayne and Lenoir counties who produce the melons, which are sweet and have a fruity, pear-like...

City to hire executive search firm to find manager

The Goldsboro City Council has decided to hire an executive search firm to help find a new city manager. The council will not vote to hire a search firm until its meeting Tuesday, but members agreed Thursday that it...

84 percent of grads to attend college

Eighty-four percent of the recent graduates from the Wayne County public schools are planning to continue their education in colleges this fall, say county school officials. More than 1,000 seniors graduated this year from Wayne County public schools. About 430...

State hopes sprite melon will be one alternative to tobacco

Some farmers across the state, including in Wayne County, are venturing into producing a sweet specialty crop called sprite melons. The melons are designed to be an alternative cash crop to tobacco. A farmer in Wayne County, Jacob Odom,...

Weekend fireworks planned in Wayne

Residents can see public fireworks displays on Saturday and Monday in Wayne County. On Saturday, fireworks will be displayed at 9 p.m. at the Mount Olive Municipal Airport and at Pikeville's park. On Monday, Berkeley Mall will have a fireworks...

Women have fun in gun class

KENANSVILLE -- Deborah Garner stood on the firing line with a .44-caliber revolver. She handled it well, punching hole after hole in the target. It was easy to tell she was having fun. After every shot, she used a line...

Volunteers wanted for Warsaw festival

Organizers of the upcoming Raza Festival in Warsaw are looking for volunteers. Raza means "all races" in Spanish, and the organizers say the term is used all over Mexico. The people there call it "the people's festival." This year's...

Public records

High-speed chase A high-speed chase ended Thursday night with a struggle and Goldsboro police apprehending a man who was suspected of breaking into a coin-operated machine. A police officer said he was on routine patrol when he saw an SUV...

Briefly

Light agenda The Goldsboro City Council will have a light agenda for Tuesday's meeting. George Wood is scheduled to speak to the board about a need for a volunteer handicap parking team to assist in identifying violators who misuse handicapped...