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Thursday, September 2, 2004

Local officials keep watch on Frances

Similarities between 1996's Hurricane Fran and today's Hurricane Frances are making some people edgy. Although the National Weather Service's Tropical Prediction Center is becoming more confident that Frances will come ashore in Florida, it is also saying that any...

Everett ruled ineligible for retirement pay

Former City Attorney Harrell Everett is not eligible for state retirement pay, according to the attorney general's office. Michael Williamson, director of the retirement system, said Wednesday that the state attorney general's office agreed with his office that Everett shouldn't...

Rail route research finished, DOT says

The N.C. Department of Transportation has completed all the research it needs to pick a route for Raleigh-to-Wilmington passenger rail service, a state official said Tuesday. But the staff is still working on translating the results for DOT officials,...

Fourth-grader wins college scholarship

Meadow Lane Elementary School student Robert Ray Boyette has been picked for a $20,000 scholarship to use when he gets old enough to go to college. Robert is the 12th recipient of a scholarship established for the black fourth-grader...

Man gets what he wanted: Floor repair

A Wayne County man plagued with a sagging floor in his mobile home has dropped his lawsuit against Quality Homes, because his floor was finally repaired. James Potter said that Horton Homes, the manufacturer of the mobile home, came...

Groundbreaking for new fire station held at Seymour Johnson AFB

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base firemen will have a new and improved headquarters within the next two years. A groundbreaking ceremony for the base's new fire and crash rescue station was held today. Construction will start this month with...

Public records

Store robbed A man and a woman robbed a check-cashing store Wednesday of an undisclosed amount of money, a Goldsboro police report said. A clerk at the Commercial Check Cashing store at 206 S. Berkeley Blvd. told police that the...

Briefly

Holiday sanitation schedule Goldsboro city offices will be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday. All sanitation collection services scheduled for Monday will be collected on Wednesday. Wayne County offices will also be closed. Over the goal "Tuesdays...

Mount Olive College plans 3 new buildings

MOUNT OLIVE -- Professors huddle around a set of building plans, their eyes as wide as children's on Christmas morning. Science Professors Ollie J. Rose and Willis Brown are looking over the plans for three new buildings -- a...

Faison ready for 24-hour emergency medical coverage

FAISON -- The Faison Fire and Rescue department is ready to contract with the county for 24-hour emergency medical coverage, the second department in the county to go to paid personnel. The volunteer fire department board met Monday night...

Duplin Emergency Services office moves

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County's Emergency Services office has moved. Duplin EMS Director Curtis Brock said the new office at 114 E. Hill St. in Kenansville is perfect for what his department needs. It has much more space than the...