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Thursday, August 19, 2004

Fire kills man despite firemen's heroics

MOUNT OLIVE -- A bed-ridden Rones Chapel man died Wednesday despite efforts to rescue him from his burning house. Firefigters Rodney Lambert and John Daniel Ivey had handed Leroy Bunn out the side window and into the arms of...

Ex-magistrate was overpaid, office says

Former Magistrate Gilbert Owens was paid a month's salary after he had resigned, a state court official acknowledged Wednesday. The official, Dick Ellis, a spokesman for the state Administrative Office of the Courts, said the AOC personnel office had...

Blood supplies low as holiday approaches

With blood already low and the Labor Day holiday fast approaching, the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross is trying to keep supplies from dipping to a critical level. Types O and A are already low, said...

Wayne gets grant for two school nurses

The Wayne County Health Department has received state money that it will use to add two school nurses, moving the school system closer to the ideal ratio of nurses to students. The grant, from a program called "Healthy Children,...

Briefly

Closer scrutiny The Wayne County commissioners intend to begin interviewing applicants for some volunteer boards and commissions. The county board wants to meet people before they're appointed to the Planning Board. The board currently has a vacancy due to the...

Eastpointe contract plan abandoned

Eastpointe has abandoned a controversial plan to split off some of its duties into a separate nonprofit agency, the Wayne County commissioners heard Tuesday. The proposal is a "dead issue," Eastpointe Director Jack St. Clair told the commissioners. "It's...

Mental illness workshops scheduled

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Wayne County will soon offer the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program for Wayne, Lenoir, Sampson and Duplin counties. This free course is for families and friends of someone diagnosed with a serious mental...

Public records

Man charged in firearms case A 23-year-old Goldsboro man was arrested Wednesday by police in the 400 block of Stronach Avenue and charged with two felony firearms violations and other offenses. William Javon "Von" Maye was charged with possession of...

Duplin Digest

Duplin hospital faces 50 KENANSVILLE -- Dig out those scrapbooks and boxes of memorabilia. Duplin General Hospital is getting ready to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The hospital board is looking for pictures, mementos, perhaps some of those old hospital bills...

GFD answers 175 calls

The Goldsboro Fire Department put out two major building fires from among the 175 fire and service calls that it answered in July, according to Chief Bobby Greenfield's monthly report. A bolt of lightning on July 28 struck the roof...

Duplin eateries receive awards

Duplin County Health Services has presented 15 food service establishments with the 2004 Food Service Recognition Award. First presented in 2000 by Environmental Health Services, the plaque is awarded annually for outstanding sanitation practices. It is given to restaurants, meat...