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Sunday, September 12, 2004

New magistrate under review

The N.C. attorney general and courts' administrative offices are reviewing the latest magistrate appointment by Judge Jerry Braswell. Dick Ellis, public information officer with the Administrative Office of the Courts, said they expect a decision to be made by the...

Grandparents honored twice

Several Wayne County schools held "National Grandparents Day" events last week, but Edgewood Community Development School celebrated twice. Students' grandparents were invited to Edgewood for a lunch Friday. Earlier in the week, though, students paid tribute to their "foster grandparents,"...

Winston Garris wins Duke scholarship

Winston Garris had applied to two medical schools and was waiting to hear back from one of them. As he was driving down the road, his cell phone rang. He could faintly hear the voice on the line because his...

Retirement decision felt throughout state

A recent decision by the state attorney general's office denying retirement benefits to former Goldsboro City Attorney Harrell Everett may affect city and county attorneys across the state. The state retirement office received an informal opinion last week from the...

Litter Sweep to clean up

Next weekend's Litter Sweep participants will get to enjoy a bountiful barbecue after working up an appetite picking up trash. Carolyn Westbrook, with the state's Division of Highways, said that Wilber's Restaurant is donating a "pig and a half" for...

Garden Sport Festival

LaGRANGE -- Kids scrambled across the railroad tracks Saturday, sliding and slipping down the rocky embankment as they rushed over to LaGrange's Garden Spot Festival. "I smell funnel cakes," panted one boy, as he stumbled past West Railroad Street towards...

County declares POW day

This week, Wayne County will recognize the sacrifice of local servicemen who were reported prisoners of war or missing in action. The county commissioners voted last week to observe National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Tuesday. The black POW/MIA flag will...

Wayne men, women in the military

Edward Edwards Air Force Airman Edward J. Edwards has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied Air Force related subjects, performed drill and ceremony marches,...

Volunteer Wayne

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151, ext. 336, or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Sunday Briefly

Vendors needed The Feast in the East Barbecue Festival is accepting applications for arts and craft vendors. Vendor fees are $25 for nonprofit vendors and $50 for for-profit vendors for a 10-foot-by-10-foot booth space. The festival will be held Oct....

Court news

Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Avery Lee Scott Shoe, 31, Kenly, possession of stolen goods, 12 to 15 months. *Antonio Lamont Strickland, 27, Marshall Drive, Dudley, driving while impaired, 12 months; misdemeanor speeding...

Student news

Farah Lindley Davis, daughter of Kim and Freda Davis of Fremont, has been invited to join Meredith College's White Iris Circle. The primary purpose of the White Iris Circle is to enhance the positive image of Meredith College by using...

Robert Daniel manages international group

Robert Daniel has been keeping some pretty famous company recently. Actually, he's been managing them. The son of Vann Daniel of Goldsboro and the late Clifton "Clum" Daniel Jr. is the American manager for the Backwards, a Beatles revival band...

Public Record

Mount Olive police officers suspended MOUNT OLIVE -- Three Mount Olive police officers have been suspended from their jobs while the state continues its investigation into allegations that the law officers took money from Hispanic males during traffic stops. Court...

POW/MIA dinner planned

Military personnel still missing in action from combat and those who suffered as prisoners of war will be honored Saturday. Wayne County has four missing in action from the Vietnam War -- Murray Lyman Borden, Edgar Felton Davis, Joseph Nelson...