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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

On the job, over there

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Regina M. Baker Among those deployed to Southwest Asia from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is Staff Sgt. Christopher Thompson of the 336th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, seen here inspecting the interior of...

SAT scores are up

The latest SAT scores for students in Wayne County public schools are up 20 points, to the highest average scores in the county's history. School officials say the gap between Wayne County and the state and national averages is...

Operation Homefront Hugs matches deployed military with civilians

A single mother serving the U.S. Army National Guard in Iraq with two children back home has many obstacles to overcome. A Goldsboro woman has made the soldier's life a little easier by adopting her through an organization called...

Decision on rail route expected in October

The Department of Transportation is expected to decide by October whether the Raleigh-to-Wilmington passenger rail route should go through Fayetteville or Goldsboro. N.C. Transportation Secretary Lyndo Tippett will make a decision within 30 to 45 days on which route...

Seven Springs mayor says she is leaving due to health

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Former Mayor Jewel Kilpatrick told the town clerk Monday she's not coming back. Mrs. Kilpatrick, who brought the town through a crisis following a flood in 1999, resigned earlier this month. In her letter of resignation,...

House burns again, and again

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A vacant brick home -- already damaged in a fire that authorities ruled was an arson -- was set on fire again Monday, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. An Emergency Services official said Monday...

Duplin has first emergency services training officer

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County has acquired its first emergency services training officer. Training officer Jeremy Hill came to work for the first day Monday from Lenoir County, where he had been the emergency medical services training officer for two...

Public records

Ballpark break-ins Wayne County Sheriff's detectives believe they have solved a series of six break-ins at the Eastern Carolina Athletic Park on Buck Swamp and four other break-ins with the arrest of a Princeton teen-ager. Joshua Daniel Green, who did...

Briefly

Poetry week at library The Wayne County Library on Ash Street will have a week of poetry events Sept. 20 through 23, featuring performances from local poet Shirlette Ammons. The week will begin with a poetry reading and a musical...