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Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Man who officers say shot woman and self was stalker, say woman's relatives

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A man who authorities say murdered his ex-girlfriend and then turned the gun on himself had been stalking the woman before she agreed to meet him, relatives say. Jamie Faulkner arranged to meet Debra Best of...

Judge rules annex suit can proceed

A judge denied a motion Monday by Goldsboro to dismiss an annexation lawsuit, but did say the city was entitled to more specific information about the allegations. Harrell Everett, former city attorney, filed the motion to dismiss the annexation...

Polls see little activity so far in today's elections

Voting got off to a smooth but slow start at 30 Wayne County precincts, an elections official said. County officials had hoped for at least 10,000 voters for today's primary elections and a special election of a replacement for...

Chatman picked as new Goldsboro councilman

Former Goldsboro Planning Director Don Chatman was selected Monday to fill the District 3 vacancy on the City Council. Chatman was one of the three candidates selected to interview for the position. Eight people applied for the vacancy. The...

Mobile-home dealers object to city's base zoning plan

Goldsboro's attempt to restrict development around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base by implementing a noise ordinance raised support and opposition at Monday's council meeting. The noise overlay district, as defined by the city, extends east from the base's main...

Briefly

Gooden named college trustee Michael D. Gooden, a retired Goldsboro doctor of obstetrics and gynecology, has been named to the Wayne Community College Board of Trustees. Dr. Gooden, who last practiced at Wayne Women's Clinic and Wayne Memorial Hospital, was...

Game-room expansion plan irks neighborhood advocates

A request Monday to the City Council to expand a game room raised concerns about a lack of recreational opportunities for youth in the Slocumb Street area. Hilda Hill asked for a special use permit to put two more...

Public records

To tell the truth The scene was just like one from the old television game show, "To Tell the Truth," when all three contestants claimed to be the same person. In this case will the real Quinyarda Denise Fowler of...

Duplin women's shelter receives insurance check

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin commissioners have agreed to give a $49,000 insurance check to the county's battered women's shelter. Dee Beddingfield, director of Sarah's Refuge for battered women and children, told commissioners Monday it breaks her heart to have to...

Ballantine campaigns in Goldsboro

Patrick Ballantine dropped by two Goldsboro restaurants Monday, hoping to carry out some votes along with his barbecue. Ballantine, a Republican running for governor, and his wife, Lisa, campaigned at both Wilber's and McCall's restaurants during lunch Monday. It...