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Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Lottery or phone card? State challenges legality

Are those Lotto tickets advertised on at least one store marquee in Goldsboro legal in the state of North Carolina? Yes, according to a ruling by Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood earlier this year. But the state, which wants to...

Official says BRAC will be savings

NEW BERN -- Regional leaders hoping to learn whether their town's bases will close didn't get that answer Tuesday but they did learn that no bases have been selected for closure yet. Raymond F. DuBois, deputy undersecretary of defense for...

Briefly

Man in pajamas gets day in jail An airman from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base on Tuesday told a District Court judge that he wore a Hooters T-shirt and pajamas to court because he wanted to be comfortable. Judge Les...

Mold invades Duplin courhouse

KENANSVILLE -- Mold is growing in the Duplin County Courthouse, and county employees are concerned. Even employees in the courthouse annex have found mold, and the clerk of court and register of deeds in that section of the courthouse are...

Senior Day draws young at heart to the fair

Sandra Hill celebrated her 41st wedding anniversary on Tuesday with her husband, William. She spent the day walking around smelling the food and seeing the new rides at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. Ms. Hill, 66, recalled coming to the...

Newby seeks Supreme Court seat

How does one candidate in a field of eight distinguish himself enough to make voters remember his name? Paul Newby's 8-year-old daughter had a suggestion. "She said I should run with the slogan, 'Scooby Dooby, vote for Newby,'" Newby said...

Norwayne students play their way to better relationships

When seventh-grade students at Norwayne Middle School arrived at school on Tuesday, they found a gymnasium decorated with hula hoops, balloons, Play-Doh and stuffed animals. The "Play Shop," on which Scott Ertl's book by the same name is based, was...

Fair winners named

Here are the winners from Monday and Tuesday at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair: Vocational Competition: *Carpentry -- Brandon Creech, Charles B. Aycock High School *Health Occupations Spelling Bee -- Jessica Holloman, Spring Creek High School Salute to Senior Citizens:...

Fair schedule for today and Thursday

Here is the schedule for today and Thursday at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair: Today *3 p.m. -- gates open to all exhibits *4 p.m. -- Power's Great American Midway opens *4 p.m. -- Grade K-2 Talent Contest in the...

Public records

Bank robbery Goldsboro police, assisted by the FBI, broadened their search today for the man who robbed The Little Bank on Tuesday morning. The robber entered the bank at 201 N. Center St., displayed a handgun, grabbed an undisclosed amount...

Chief: Inspectors say Princeton Town Hall is 'a dump'

PRINCETON -- Two Johnston County building inspectors have called the Princeton Town Hall "a dump." Police Chief Eddie Lewis said the inspectors made the comment after a tour of dilapidated buildings in Princeton. Lewis would like to have a new...

Princeton board decides how to spend $160,000

PRINCETON -- Princeton has decided how to spend $160,000 left over from sewer plant improvements. The money will allow the town to make additional repairs to its sewer and water system. C.T. Clayton Sr., the town's contract engineer from New...

Jury charges six with armed robbery

Six men have been indicted by the Wayne County Grand Jury on charges of armed robbery. Two men were indicted on nine felony counts after they were arrested June 12 in connection with a home invasion in the 3300 block...

Mount Olive to demolish houses

MOUNT OLIVE -- The town is demolishing two houses. The Mount Olive town board voted unanimously Monday night to contract with A&K Demolition and Grading to take down houses at 311 E. Pollock St. and 210 W. John St. The...

Civil process fees raised

Out-of-state agencies and legal firms will now have to pay $50, up from $5, to have court papers served by Wayne County deputies. The county commissioners voted Tuesday to raise the civil process fee immediately for non-North Carolina agencies. This...

Five receive Scout fellowships

MOUNT OLIVE -- Boy Scout President Jim Daniels presented five new James E. West Fellowships to local Scout volunteers during a recent executive board meeting in Mount Olive. James E. West was the first chief executive of the Boy Scouts...