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Thursday, September 23, 2004

Private school shut down

Charis Prep, a private school founded over the summer and operated at Abundant Life Fellowship on Sheridan Forest Road, has been shut down as of this morning by Goldsboro building inspectors after it did not pass an inspection last week....

Cooper-Standard sold

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. announced that it has signed a $1.17 billion agreement to sell its automotive business, Cooper-Standard Automotive, to an entity formed by The Cypress Group and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. There are two Cooper-Standard Automotive plants...

Two-legged dog gets warm reception

Most other pups without legs would be put to sleep, but not GI Joe. He was born Tuesday into the Henning family of Saulston. Marjorie and Rich Henning named him GI Joe because they had seen a puppy on television...

Residents confused by NAACP voter drive

Has anyone called you this week, saying your voter registration was incorrect or had been canceled? Don't believe it, elections officials say. A snafu by a national telemarketing company working for an NAACP voter drive has caused thousands of North...

Constitution exhibit set up at museum

A landmark legal document of the United States is being celebrated this week, and the Wayne County Museum is using an exhibit to commemorate it. This week is Constitution Week, marking the 217th anniversary of the framing of the document...

City inspectors take experience west

For the second time this month a Goldsboro city inspector could be heading to the western part of the state to help hurricane victims. "We may need to go to Haywood County," said Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra. "We're on...

Employee suggestion program to start

A new program will allow Goldsboro city employees to make suggestions and possibly get paid for them. Several months ago Councilman Bob Waller suggested the idea of asking for employees' input on how to handle the city's trash problem. Tasha...

Walnut Creek considers boat lifts

The Walnut Creek Village Council said Wednesday it would consider allowing boat-lift structures to be built next to the lake, but decided the matter should first be reviewed by the Planning Board. Village resident Greg Ricker asked the council if...

Briefly

Stage Struck auditions Stage Struck is looking for at least 25 Wayne County school children in grades 1 through 12 to perform in "Best Christmas Pageant Ever." Director John Stutts of Center Stage will hold the auditions for the Stage...

Public records

Towel puts out fire "It was the worst thing she could have done, but it worked." That's how Assistant Saulston Fire Chief David Walston described the scene Wednesday at 212 Brantwood Drive after a resident had used a towel to...

Base finds suspicious package

A resident in Seymour Johnson Air Force Base housing found a suspicious package at around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Security forces responded and base emergency services were mobilized to protect base personnel safety. The incident is currently under investigation. The 4th...

Around Wayne

This Thursday feature is designed to assist readers in planning activities for the weekend and beyond. Coming up are: Today: "The World of Carl Sandburg," a fund-raiser for Stagestruck, 7 p.m., Mount Olive College. $15. 736-3300. Saturday: "The World of...