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Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Standing guard

Bobby Williams photo Goldsboro police officers M.A. Croom, left, and B.H. Canady stand outside the house where a woman was burned early Tuesday morning. For more information see Police seek clues to fire; victim critical....

Bonnie, Charlie head this way, may bring heavy rains

Tropical Storm Bonnie and soon-to-be Hurricane Charley are on a course that will eventually bring them, and rain, to Wayne County and the rest of North Carolina -- probably within 24 hours of each other. Bonnie, or its remnants,...

Lawyers seek to toss out Lane's confession

Defense lawyers for Eric Lane questioned law enforcement officers Tuesday about the process and techniques used when their client allegedly confessed to murder. The 32-year-old Lane is facing kidnapping, sexual assault and murder charges in the 2002 death of...

Planners want expert advice on noise reduction

The Wayne County Planning Board says it needs some expert advice on noise reduction before it recommends new construction standards around Seymour Johnson. The board agreed Tuesday night to ask the county commissioners to pay for a sound engineer...

Police seek clues to fire; victim critical

A 25-year-old Goldsboro woman remains in critical condition after a house fire early Tuesday morning, and police are investigating. Police said Cara Mason of 512 Third Street was transferred from Wayne Memorial Hospital to the burn center at Chapel...

School enrollment numbers rise

The number of students in classrooms around the county continues to climb, with only 71 fewer students enrolled than the same time last year. As of Monday, the fifth day of classes, 18,982 students were reported in the schools....

Churches seek help to build Habitat House

Congregations of six churches are building a Habitat for Humanity house, and they hope to get six more churches involved. The church members are putting more than their money into the project to help Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro...

Barnett new Duplin solid waste director

KENANSVILLE -- Bee Barnett from Lenoir County is Duplin's new solid waste director. Named Vernon Bee Barnett after both of his grandfathers, he likes being called "Bee." The reception has been great in Duplin County, he says. The county...

Public record

Larceny Two people were arrested in connection with the theft of a $620 utility trailer from Tractor Supply on Cashwell Drive. Clinton Kyle Butcher, 21, Beston Road, LaGrange, and Machelle DelaGarza, 24, Kelly Court, LaGrange, were charged with larceny and...

Historical association faces financial hardships

The Wayne County Historical Association could be facing some financial hardships over the next couple of years if it does not increase its fund-raising, members say. The association has solicited $4,000 so far this fiscal year, but it needs...

Brock new Duplin County emergency services director

KENANSVILLE -- Curtis Brock started work Monday as Duplin County's new emergency services director. He had been the operations officer for Wayne County's Emergency Medical Services since it began a couple of years ago. Brock has worked in emergency...

Briefly

Burr visit U.S. Rep. Richard Burr will bring his campaign for the U.S. Senate to Goldsboro this week. Burr will be at WAGES, 301 E. Royall Ave., at 9 a.m. Thursday. Burr, a Republican, is challenging Democrat Erskine Bowles for...