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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Waiting for prey

Bobby Williams This writing spider has made its web in Seven Springs. It lives over the dog pen at the home of James Williams. Writing spiders, or garden spiders, spin webs as much as two feet across to capture...

Search continues for missing student

There has been a correction to this story: A series of articles on a man from Goldsboro who is missing in western North Carolina gave an incorrect spelling of the name of a woman whose body was found. The correct...

Schools, county reach teacher pay compromise

The Wayne County commissioners and school board members have reached a compromise on how much extra to pay teachers this year. The Board of Education voted Monday night to raise the supplement from the current 3.5 percent to 6.5 percent,...

School board eases dress code restrictions for male teachers

Loosen your collars, men. It's going to be a long school year. The Wayne County Board of Education voted Monday to ease the dress code for male teachers, effective immediately. They will no longer be required to wear ties in...

Hospital approves 495,000 dollar addition

The Wayne Memorial Hospital board of directors voted unanimously today for a $495,000 expansion of an operating room. It also approved a new pension plan for its employees and said goodbye to its financial officer. Hospital President William Paugh said...

Mount Olive College gets 250,000 dollar donation from BlueCross/Blue Shield

MOUNT OLIVE -- BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina has contributed $250,000 to Mount Olive College's New Century Capital Campaign. The company is the state's largest health insurer, with more than 2.5 million subscribers. The gift will be directed to the...

Businesses to add new jobs in Duplin

Duplin County got news Monday night that at least 55 jobs will be created by new and expanding industries. An agribusiness company is planning to locate in Calypso that will hire 30 people, and Nichols Food Service will move operations...

Briefly

Bunch wins Emmy He did it! Goldsboro native Velton Ray Bunch has won an Emmy Award. He won for Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) for "Star Trek Enterprise: Similitude." The presentation took place Sunday night at the Shrine...

New Boy Scout troop making progress

Goldsboro's new Boy Scout troop is making progress, says the district executive. Torhunta District Executive Tom Millisor helped Troop 102, based at First African Baptist Church, become chartered in April. The troop started up in May, and in its second...

Fifth grade students at Tommy's Road to open savings accounts

An innovative idea will teach fifth-grade students at Tommy's Road Elementary School the importance of saving money at an early age. A new program, called Lifesavers, was unveiled Monday and was made possible through a $250 grant from the Wayne...

Public records

Man kidnapped; van stolen A Goldsboro man was kidnapped before dawn today by four men and his van was stolen and wrecked in Duplin County, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. Salvador Aldivar Rodriguez, 29, of Ditchbank Road...