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Monday, August 9, 2004

Goats at play

Bobby Williams A goat strains to get to leaves on a large tree while the other goats wait their turns Saturday morning at a farm near the intersection of Old Smithfield Highway and Ferry Bridge Road in Wayne County....

Base office sees information as its mission

Helping deployed airmen feel closer to home is just one goal of the 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. It also helps tell the story of what the airmen are doing overseas. "We...

Putting pen to paper is priority at Fremont STARS

Fremont STARS Elemen-tary School Principal Debbie Ogburn will be the first to say that every test counts. Concerned about scores on sample tests that were low throughout the county, she will implement several programs at her school designed to...

United Way helpers get ready to carry the weight

To help raise $1,312,000 this year, United Way is counting heavily on its loaned executives. Loaned executives have been a part of United Way for several years. Brian Taylor, a funeral director with Seymour Funeral Home and a former...

Pennies benefit community

A lot more Wayne County people will receive much needed help thanks to the generosity of those attending a benefit dinner for Pennies From Angels. More than 100 attended the fund-raiser at Pleasant Grove Free Will Baptist Church. According...

Phone book recycling contest set

New telephone books will soon arrive in homes and businesses throughout Duplin County. RH Donnelly will distribute for Sprint over 28,900 new directories during August. That means 28,900 old phone books will need tossing out, says Teresa Quinn, Duplin's...

Smart Start baby baskets are big help

Kristi Smith already had a toddler at home when Matthew was born in March. She was nevertheless grateful when a nurse surprised her in the hospital with a basket of baby items courtesy of Wayne County Smart Start. "I...

OPINION -- Free vs. fair

Some members of the U.S. Congress -- all Democrats -- recently took umbrage at what they perceive as unquestionable bias in the "Fair and Balanced" reports of Fox News. Indeed, the suggestion was that Fox was virtually an unofficial...

Public record

Owner misses party A Wayne County man returned from a weekend vacation at the beach to discover that someone had thrown a party in his house. Jamie B. Hankins, 43, of Windy Field Drive told officers that a six-pack of...

Chamber Spelling Bee raises money for education

Ebullient. This word raised some eyebrows and caused some shrieks last year. It also separated the good spellers from the great. Easy, intermediate and difficult words will test the spelling skills of business people during the Wayne County Chamber...