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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Crowd objects to base zoning

Around 110 people turned out Tuesday night for Wayne County's hearing on proposed zoning and building guidelines for high-noise areas around Seymour Johnson. Seventeen people spoke during the hour-long hearing. Nearly all opposed some part of the county's plans....

Wrongful embalming alleged against Rhodes Funeral Home

Rhodes Funeral Home of Goldsboro is being sued by a brother and sister from California over the handling of their mother's body. Victor Collins and Linda Collins of San Diego County are seeking more than $10,000 for negligence, wrongful...

Glitch in school phone system causes sleepless nights

The last days before school starts are expected to prompt sleepless nights -- but not because of repeated calls from the school. A glitch in programming the automated phone system at Eastern Wayne Elementary School caused some residents to...

Man accuses co-worker of sexual harassment

MOUNT OLIVE -- Stanley Craig Odom has filed a lawsuit against the town of Mount Olive accusing a male employee of sexual harassment. The lawsuit, filed July 16 in the Eastern District Court, alleges Odom was sexually harassed while he...

Election canvass changes vote totals but not outcome

The Wayne County Board of Elections' canvass changed some vote totals, but there were no changes in the winners of last week's elections. The Elections Board took four hours Tuesday to certify the results of the July 20 primaries....

Public records

Teen stabs brother A 17-year-old boy was stabbed Tuesday by his 14-year-old brother during a fight in their home in the 400 block of Hazelwood Drive, a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report said. Justin Pate was taken to Wayne Memorial...

Briefly

Housing confusion? Gene D. Thomas, executive director for the Goldsboro Housing Authority, says there's been some confusion about the ownership of public housing in Goldsboro. The Goldsboro Housing Authority is only responsible for the following developments: Fairview Homes Apartments, Lincoln...

Wayne County Museum -- Gift Shop and Exhibit open

The Wayne County Historical Association is continuing its efforts to bring more people to the county museum by improving its gift shop and through exhibits. A portion of the gift shop has been moved closer to the entrance so...

Eastpointe cuts allocation for Duplin Sheriff's office

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Eastpointe board has cut the same amount of money out of its allocation to the Duplin sheriff that the county cut from its budget. The Duplin County commissioners voted 4-2 in June to adopt a...