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Thursday, August 5, 2004

Life after the makeover

Monika Barkley and husband, Sam, discuss life after the "Extreme Makeover." For more information see Living with new looks: TV crew back in town....

Enrollment in Wayne falls by 100 pupils

The steady decline of students in the Wayne County public school system continues, with 100 fewer students this year than last. According to the attendance figures for Wednesday, the second day of school, there are 18,622 students enrolled in...

Wish comes true for ailing 8-year-old

Kiaris Thompson of Goldsboro sits at his family's kitchen table, his eyes wide with wonder, his voice filled with excitement, and he tells of his family's visit to Orlando, Fla. He looks and acts like any young child happily...

Living with new looks: TV crew back in town

A film crew from the Dr. Phil show was in Goldsboro Wednesday to find out what life after an extreme makeover has been like for Monika Barkley. Mrs. Barkley was chosen to participate in the "Extreme Makeover" show as...

Economic Development Commission gets vice president

The Wayne County Economic Development Commission has developed a new position and new salary ranges for its employees. The plan goes to the county commissioners for approval. It promotes Michelle Blackwell, the marketing coordinator, to vice president. This is...

Wal-Mart confirms it's looking at Mount Olive as new store site

ATLANTA -- Glen Wilkins says Wal-Mart is interested in opening a store in Mount Olive. "We're always looking to expand and to find locations where we can better serve our customers," said Wilkins, who handles community relations in North Carolina...

Two busy hours -- Faison Town Board goes through long agenda

FAISON -- It seemed Wednesday night that the whole world wanted to talk to the town board. Still, the board got a lot done in its two-hour meeting: It replaced Faison's curfew ordinance, committed to helping build a new...

Public records

Neighbor's report helps police nab 2 An alert neighbor's information about the location of two people after a daylight break-in on Wednesday enabled Goldsboro police to arrest the suspects and charge them with four felony offenses. The unidentified citizen saw...

Briefly

Bloodmobile The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a Bloodmobile Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Community Center. Town Hall open house An open house at the renovated Fremont...

Princeton sits in middle of road projects but not included in improvements

PRINCETON -- Princeton sits in the middle of a series of projects that will upgrade much of U.S. 70 to interstate standards from Raleigh to the coast. But a stretch of the four-lane highway through Princeton in eastern Johnston...

Criminal trespass charges dropped

DUDLEY -- A district attorney has dropped the charges of criminal trespass against two union organizers. The union is calling it "a clear victory for farm workers' rights." Francisco Heredia, summer intern with the Student Action for Farm Workers, and...