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Sunday, August 15, 2004

Charley fizzles in Wayne

Hurricane Charley had fizzled into a tropical storm with moderate winds and only a couple hours of heavy rain by the time it reached Wayne County Saturday afternoon. Wayne and Duplin residents were braced for the worst after Charley had...

Beth-Ellen murder remains unsolved

The 1994 murder case of 17-year-old Beth-Ellen Vinson remains unsolved. Her parents say they have come a long way in coping with the loss of their youngest child, but the pain is still there. Monday marks the 10-year anniversary...

City hall renovation plans on schedule

The building and renovation plans for Goldsboro's new city hall are ahead of schedule, and the city expects to award the construction contract in early December. Partin & Hobbs Architects is designing the $5 million expansion, which is scheduled...

Governor presents check

Efforts to help protect Seymour Johnson Air Force Base from the next round of base closings were given another boost Friday from the state. Gov. Mike Easley presented a check for $150,000 to "Team GoldWayne for Seymour," which is...

Military Affairs group discusses BRAC

The N.C. General Assembly gave military communities some help this summer as they work to protect their bases from closure or downsizing, a state panel heard Friday. But the Legislature's action are just a part of the effort that...

City Council hearing set

The city of Goldsboro will hold a hearing Monday on whether it should pitch in $150,000 to encourage a company to buy the APV Baker plant. The money would be contributed to the county's efforts to raise $300,000 to entice...

Shelters set up in Wayne

Anticipating a more potent Hurricane Charley, the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross opened two shelters and the Salvation Army opened its shelter Saturday about 9 in the morning. The shelters were closed at 5 p.m. The...

WCC opens Monday

More than 3,000 students are expected to start classes at Wayne Community College this week. Registration closed late Friday afternoon, but a final tally of students enrolled will not be released until mid-week. Tara Humphries, public information officer at...

Volunteer Wayne

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151, extension 336, or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Briefly

Volunteers recognized Wayne County will recognize five of its top volunteers Tuesday at a reception at First Presbyterian Church. The awards ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. It is being sponsored by the Wayne County Association of Volunteer Administrators....

Student news

Chelsea Anderson and Timothy Moore, both from Goldsboro, were among 81 North Carolina high school juniors and seniors who took part in Western Carolina University's annual Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics held June 20 - July 17. The intensive...