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Thursday, September 16, 2004

Boycott against Mt. Olive Pickle finally over

MOUNT OLIVE -- A labor union's nationwide boycott against the Mt. Olive Pickle Co. has ended after five years. The company had been ostracized by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee on behalf of Hispanic farm workers. Although the pickle...

Braswell defends hiring

Superior Court Judge Jerry Braswell disputes the claim of Clerk of Court Marshall Minchew that he did not follow the law in his appointment of the newest Wayne County magistrate. Braswell said Wednesday night that he chose the newest magistrate,...

Voting location moved, other changes being considered for 2005

The Wayne County Board of Elections has relocated another polling place, the fourth change since the last general election. The Elections Board decided to move the polling place in Precinct #9 from Rosewood Worship Center on O'Berry Center Road to...

Health Department now offering to mark septic tank sites

The Wayne County Health Department wants to offer a new service for home and business owners needing to find their septic systems. The board will recommend a proposal to the county commissioners from the county Department of Environmental Health that...

Health Department to hire full-time pharmacist

The Wayne County Health Depart-ment has been without a full-time pharmacist for over a month, and it may ask the county commissioners to increase the position's salary to be more competitive. The county Board of Health members expressed their concerns...

Jail inmate dies

A 60-year-old man, an inmate for less than two days in the Wayne County Jail, died today, Sheriff Carey Winders announced. The inmate was identified as Roy Lee Allen, whose only known address was Parkstown. No foul play was suspected...

Search continues for missing student hiker

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...

Briefly

Life after 'Extreme Makeover' Monika Barkley and some Wayne County residents will show up on television Friday during the "Dr. Phil Show." The show airs in Goldsboro at 9 a.m. on CBS. A film crew from the show was in...

Public records

Masked gunman robs farmer SEVEN SPRINGS -- A farmer working in his shop Wednesday night was robbed of about $800 by a masked gunman, a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report said. John Raiford of the 5100 block of N.C. 111...

272 seat belt violation tickets issued in Wayne County

A total of 272 seat-belt and 16 child-restraint tickets were issued by Wayne County authorities during the semi-annual Click It or Ticket campaign. "It went real well," said Goldsboro police Maj. M.D. Hopper. The statewide campaign to encourage use of...