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Thursday, October 7, 2004

Flu-shot clinics canceled due to national shortage

From staff and AP reports Flu shot clinics in North Carolina, including those in Wayne County, have been canceled as public health officials take steps to make sure those most vulnerable get the vaccine in the wake of a national...

Cheering at the fair

A cheerleading competition between local schools was held Wednesday night at Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. Cheerleaders from Charles B. Aycock High School won the senior high division, the Goldsboro High squad won the junior varsity division and Norwayne won the...

Charis Prep continues practices

Although a private school in Goldsboro has been closed for failing to meet inspection requirements, its basketball team continues to practice. The Wayne County public schools' athletics director, Dean Sauls, said Tuesday he went to Greenwood Middle School and found...

DOT nixes overpass for new U.S. 117

Goldsboro has decided to accept a stoplight that could cause traffic gridlock at the end of the new U.S. 117, instead of having a bridge with no highway access. The state said it would either build an "at-grade" intersection with...

Lane changes mind, decides to keep lawyers

Eric Glenn Lane has changed his mind and will keep his two court-appointed lawyers for his trial next week. Lane is accused of raping and murdering a 5-year-old girl. One of the lawyers, Edwin L. West III of Wilmington, made...

BRAC official makes no promises

A Defense Department official said Wednesday that the strong relationship between Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and its surrounding community is well known in the Pentagon. But he could not make any guarantees on whether Seymour Johnson, or any other...

Fair schedule for today and Friday

Here is the schedule for today and Friday at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair: Today *3 p.m. -- gates open to all exhibits *3 p.m. -- Tractor Operator's Contest in the Grandstand *4 p.m. -- Power's Great American Midway opens...

Duplin's EDC gets request

Duplin County's economic development office now has someone to answer the telephone. The department's new administrative secretary, Cynthia Potter, started work Tuesday after the county commissioners voted 3-2 to hire her. The office hadn't had a secretary since December, when...

Briefly

Cover girl Here she is -- the cover girl for the Wayne County Humane Society's 2005 calendar! Trixie, a Pomeranian, is the pet of Ashley Witt of Goldsboro. Miss Witt was the highest bidder in the WCHS 2005 calendar cover...

Around Wayne

This Thursday feature is designed to assist readers in planning activities for the weekend and beyond. Coming up are: Tuesdays through Oct. 26: Foundation of Wayne Community College presents "Gods & Idiots: Introducing Homer's 'Iliad'," 7 p.m., room 210, Dogwood...

Public records

Dog finds driver A Fremont man was charged with driving while impaired and other crimes Wednesday after he wrecked his truck and ran off into the woods. Michael Kirby Powell, 30, of Memorial Church Road, Fremont, was charged with driving...

Schools schedule free parent seminar

Wayne County public schools want to equip parents to help their children succeed in school. On Friday, Oct. 22, a free seminar will be offered from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the H.V. Brown Cultural Center on Poplar Street....