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Sunday, July 18, 2004

Voters to go to polls Tuesday for primaries

Summer-time and the voting is easy. Few, if any, lines are expected during Tuesday's primary for county, state and national elections. Polling places will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. Wayne County Elections Director Gary Sims...

WCC teacher program growing

Debbie Grady believes Partnership East will grow beyond anyone's expectations. The new teacher education program being offered by East Carolina University was introduced at Wayne Community College in December, with classes beginning in August. The program is already filled,...

Who's on the N.C. ballot

The following is a short description of candidates seeking state office. Where possible, the candidates' Web sites are listed for more information. Note that both Democrats and Republicans can vote in the nonpartisan race between four candidates for a seat...

District 1 Congress race will have three ballots

From staff and AP reports WILSON -- He withdrew from the 1st Congressional District race in May and resigned his congressional seat a month later, but former U.S. Rep. Frank Ballance still casts a long shadow over the fight to...

Democrats have two choices for registrar

The only Wayne County race on Tuesday's ballot matches two first-time candidates. John Chance, appointed last year as Wayne County's register of deeds, hopes to remain in the office, but Lois J. Mooring, a deputy clerk in the Clerk...

Starling faces Rep. LaRoque for state House

Wayne County voters will have a small say in whether one of their own can help unseat a N.C. legislator. Willie Ray Starling of Indian Springs Road in southern Wayne has challenged N.C. Rep. Stephen LaRoque of Kinston in...

Duplin voters to decide contests for commissioner, schools

Duplin County Democrats will choose Tuesday who will make it to the November election for three county commissioner seats and one seat on the school board. Commissioners L.S. Guy of District 1 and Reginald Wells of District 6 face...

Volunteer Wayne

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151 ext. 336 or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Wayne County court news

Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Mary Patricia Moody, 32, Central Heights Road, breaking and entering (habitual felon), 80 to 105 months. *Gregory Dean Lanier, 30, Kinston, larceny (habitual felon), 70 to 93 months....

Briefly

'Our Story' planned Stagestruck alumni Benton Whitley and Brian Letchworth will perform a show of music and nostalgia called "Our Story Goes On." The show will be performed Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre as a...

Student news

McKenzie Allen, a graduate of Rosewood High School, is the recipient of a High Honors Scholarship at Barton College. The renewable scholarship will cover $4,500 of tuition for the freshman year. Ms. Allen is the daughter of Mac and Joy...

Public records

Wanted William "Von" Maye is wanted by Goldsboro police on felony charges of possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Maye was described as being black, 22 years old, 6-feet-2 and 170 pounds...

Political Digest

Schools candidate endorsed by state employees union The political committee of the State Employees Association of North Carolina has voted to endorse J.B. Buxton for state schools superintendent. SEANC represents the interest of over 57,000 current and retired state employees,...

MOC prepares for new school year

MOUNT OLIVE -- College officials are making final preparations for incoming freshman and returning students at Mount Olive College. Freshman will move in on Aug. 22. Returning students are expected to arrive on Aug. 24, and traditional classes begin in...

Duplin Digest

Raza Festival seeks vendors WARSAW -- The deadline is Sept. 10 to sign up for a booth at the second annual Raza Festival on Sept. 25 at the Veteran Park in Warsaw. The festival will go from 11 a.m. until...

Military News

Jerad Hand Air Force 2nd Lt. Jerad M. Hand has graduated from undergraduate pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. The student completed 190 flying hours in either the T-37, T-38, or T-1A aircraft, 62 flight simulator hours, 342...

Goldsboro ballet workshop

The Goldsboro Ballet will begin preparing for its September "Dance Cornucopia" performance with a workshop that begins Monday. Galina Panova, a ballet theater at East Carolina University, will be preparing an original dance piece for the Goldsboro Ballet. The instructor...

Where to vote in Wayne County

Three polling places have been relocated for Tuesday's primary election. The new locations are as follows: *Precinct #2, Eureka United Methodist Church (formerly Mt. Nelson Church). *Precinct #11, Greenleaf Christian Church (formerly Wayne Country Day School). *Precinct #29, Wayne County...

Dority tries for second chance

Greg Dority hopes the second time's the charm. Dority, of Washington, N.C., is in his second race for the District 1 seat in the U.S. House. He faces G.K. Butterfield on Tuesday to see who will replace Frank Ballance who...

'Dolphin' volunteers needed

Would you like to be a Dolphin? A Dolphin is a volunteer who becomes a friend to one resident in a nursing home or retirement community. The most important requirement is a desire to become a friend to a person...

Council to pick new member Monday

Several public hearings are scheduled for Monday's Goldsboro City Council meeting, including two on proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance. The council is also expected to select a candidate to fill the District 3 vacancy on the board. One amendment,...

Butterfield visits Goldsboro

G.K. Butterfield made several appearances in Goldsboro on Friday in a final flurry of campaigning before Election Day. Butterfield, a Democrat seeking the U.S. House's 1st District seat, visited several offices at the Wayne County Courthouse. He then met...

Blood supply is critically low

Blood supplies are low nationwide. Local supplies are critically low, says Don Best, blood services director with the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross. He said the Carolinas Region, of which Wayne County is a part, has...

Man charged with several break-ins

Officers say they believe numerous residential break-ins in Wayne and other counties have been solved with the arrest of a 22-year-old man from Sanford. Mitchell Jermaine Percell was arrested by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged with 13...