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Sunday, October 10, 2004

Residents remember Hurricane Hazel

Fifty years ago this week, Hazel came to Wayne County and changed us. She was the first hurricane that many people had ever experienced. She came without much warning and left quickly, but the cleanup took months. Scott Berkeley, then...

Lane trial to begin

Eric Glenn Lane will go on trial Monday in Wayne County Superior Court for the rape, kidnapping and murder of 5-year-old Precious Ebony Whitfield in 2002. The 33-year-old Lane was been held without bond since he was arrested May 21,...

New hog waste technology developed

MAURY -- A new technology would save farmers money when handling their hog waste, conserve water, and eliminate lagoons and spray fields, say its developers. Don Lloyd, general manager of Environmental Technologies LLC, said he has developed a system that...

Mount Olive woman rescues critters

MOUNT OLIVE -- Heaven is being a bird and landing in Ann Dewar's backyard. The family cat bounded onto the back deck with a bird in his mouth. Mrs. Dewar retrieved the bird and sent the cat into the house...

Teen Pregnancy Task Force forum planned

Organizers of a panel discussion on teen sexuality and pregnancy are hoping to alert elected officials about the problems faced in the community. And one says if legislating parent involvement were possible, that would be nice, too. WATCH's Teen Pregnancy...

Lighthouse to open new store

The Lighthouse of Wayne County will open its new thrift store, The Beacon of Hope, on Nov. 1. The new store will be located at 223-1 W. Walnut St. It is called The Beacon of Hope because that's exactly what...

Goldsboro Fire Dept. report

The Goldsboro Fire Department put out four major structure fires, causing an estimated $122,000 in damages, in September. The fires were among the 193 calls that the department answered, Chief Bobby Greenfield said in his monthly report. The fire that...

Faison to charge for use of tower

FAISON -- R2 Communications is closer to an agreement with the town to use its water tower for a wireless Internet antenna. Rich Kaiser had been trying for more than a year, off and on, to get an agreement with...

Warsaw EMS goes on line

WARSAW -- An emergency call came in to Duplin County's first 24-hour paid emergency medical services station around 8 a.m. Friday while the staff was celebrating its grand opening. The call was to downtown Warsaw. The Warsaw station, Station One,...

Sunday Briefly

Waynesborough events The Waynesborough Historical Village has two events for October: a barbecue fund-raiser and a ghost tour. The open house and barbecue fund-raiser will be on Oct. 16 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It is $5 per plate,...

Student news

Hanan Idilbi, a native of Goldsboro, was recently awarded the Public Interest Service Scholarship at American University Washington College of Law. The Public Interest Public Service program awards full-time tuition, three-year scholarships on the basis of academic and personal accomplishments....

Rep. Joness honored

WASHINGTON - North Carolina Farm Bureau officials Friday honored Third District Congressman Walter Jones with their Friend of Farm Bureau Award. The Farm Bureau honors members of Congress for their voting records on issues critical to North Carolina farmers....

Public records

Man surrenders in fatal stabbing A 31-year-old Goldsboro man was stabbed fatally before dawn Saturday, and another man was arrested and charged with the crime, a Goldsboro police report said. The victim was identified as Rudolph Guion Jr. of 1804...

Military News

Hugo Gonzalez Navy Seaman Apprentice Hugo A. Gonzalez, nephew of Gaspar Gonzalez of Goldsboro, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Gonzalez completed a variety of training which included classroom...

District Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Samuel Edward Fraley Jr., 18, Norwayne School Road, Fremont, harassing phone call, not guilty. *Randy Sewell, 49, Evergreen Avenue, injury to personal property, dismissed. *Derrick Lamont Coley, 29, Cardinal...

Faison to hold Market Day

The town of Faison built a shed by the railroad tracks and opened a produce market to keep up with increasing demands for fruits and vegetables. In the late 1920s, more and more farmers were bringing in produce. Northern buyers...