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Friday, August 27, 2004

Corn leaving the fields

Bobby Williams This is a common sight, particularly in the southern part of the county, as farmers begin harvesting corn in earnest. On Wednesday, Roger Davis and his son, John, picked 32 acres they farm in Calypso. The land...

More foreign teachers hired in Wayne to alleviate shortage

A cultural exchange program is helping to offset the ongoing teacher shortage in Wayne County. For 10 years, Wayne County public schools have participated in the Visiting International Faculty program, which locates teachers from other countries interested in teaching...

Processing plant to close in Duplin

TEACHEY -- A plant near Wallace that processes turkeys under the Carolina Turkeys label is closing. Dan Blackshear, the president of Carolina Turkeys near Mount Olive, said Circle S Foods announced this week it will close. He said Circle...

Few details revealed on arrests at motel

Law-enforcement officials have not released any further information on five men arrested during a raid of a Goldsboro motel. One of the five men arrested Thursday at a Goldsboro motel was believed to have been wanted for numerous murders...

Annexation foes say city violated state law

Goldsboro's annexation opponents filed an amendment Wednesday to their lawsuit declaring that the city's annexation violated state law. The amendment was served in response to a ruling by a judge last month saying the city was entitled to more...

Flowers chosen as new president of Arts Council

The Arts Council of Wayne County board of directors began its meeting with a new president Thursday afternoon. Mary Lee Flowers, who had been elected vice president, is now president following the resignation of Richard Hunt. Hunt resigned due...

Seven Springs Mayor can't quit

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The mayor can't quit. The Seven Springs town board voted unanimously this morning in a special called meeting to offer Mayor Jewel Kilpatrick a leave of absence until the end of the year. Town Commissioner Lib Quinn...

Wayne County Red Cross volunteers helping in Florida

Wayne County Red Cross volunteers are helping Florida's victims of Hurricane Charley get their lives back on track. Three volunteers with the Wayne County chapter have been sent to the disaster area. Sara Frances is doing family services. Jo...

Lawyer reponds to judge's censure explanation

A Jacksonville lawyer who has sued Superior Court Judge Jerry Braswell accuses the judge of lying about the lawsuit and of besmirching his character. Braswell issued a statement Tuesday in which he discussed the suit that had been filed by...

Waynesborough Village focus of Make a Difference Day

Waynesborough Historical Village will receive some renovations during this year's Wayne County Make A Difference Day sponsored by the United Way. "We are absolutely thrilled and delighted that we were chosen," said Colleen Baker, secretary of the Old Waynesborough...

Public records

Property stolen again from ballpark A speaker and an amplifier were stolen between Wednesday and Thursday from Eastern Carolina Athletic Park at 871 Buck Swamp Road, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. The break-in was the sixth at...

Briefly

Rail work to continue A second day of trimming of small trees, bushes and shrubs on the railroad right of way along Royall Avenue was postponed from today until next week, a Goldsboro police official said. A portion of Royall...