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Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Child injured

Bobby Williams Duplin County emergency workers help members of the East Care team load Benjamin Parks Story onto a helicopter Monday afternoon. He was transported to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville where he was listed this morning in critical...

8-year-old hit by car in Calypso

CALYPSO -- A child was hit by a car and seriously injured Monday afternoon on Trade Street. Benjamin Parks Story, 8, of Trade Street, was crossing the street to see a friend and did not see the oncoming car, which...

Teacher dearth called a crisis by study group

North Carolina must take greater action to recruit and retain teachers in public schools or face "an impending crisis," says a report being released today. A rapidly increasing school-age population, class-size reduction, and high turnover in some districts have...

New magistrate hired to fill vacancy

A magistrate has been hired to replace Gilbert Owens, who resigned. The announcement of the new magistrate, Patricia Williams, was made Monday by Jerry Braswell, the resident Superior Court judge for Wayne County. Braswell, who has been holding court in...

Schedule of Fair fun released

It's that time again to gather up the family for some good food, entertainment and rides for this year's Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. The catalog for the 2004 fair has been mailed to sponsoring members, directors and previous exhibitors...

Judge defends actions but accepts censure

Judge Jerry Braswell defended his actions that led to his censure by the state Supreme Court but also said that he fully accepted the court's decision. "I fully accept the ruling of the Supreme Court and will incorporate the wisdom...

Fall Litter Sweep is Sept. 18

Picking up trash will not only help improve the county's appearance, it could also put a little cash in your pocket. Keep Wayne County Beautiful, the state Department of Transportation, Wayne County and the city of Goldsboro will hold...

Public records

Masked gunman robs gas station A masked gunman robbed a Goldsboro service station Monday night of an undetermined amount of money, according to a Goldsboro police report. The robber entered the Spur station at 2000 N. William St. at about...

Briefly

Bloodmobile The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have a Bloodmobile on Wednesday from 1:30 to 6 p.m. at Wayne Christian School. Donors will receive a coupon for a free car wash. Hall of Fame The Duplin...

WAGES to take enrollment applications Sept. 14

Enrollment applications will be taken for WAGES Head Start and Early Head Start on Sept. 14. Enrollment will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Royall Center, 601 E. Royall Ave. in Goldsboro, and the Carver Center,...

Green Power forms speakers bureau

A speakers bureau is standing by for those interested in buying blocks of renewable energy that comes from the Wayne County landfill and a hog farm in Duplin County. Residents and small businesses can sign onto a renewable-energy power...