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Monday, October 11, 2004

New look for Goldsboro City Hall

The Goldsboro City Council has released a drawing of the new City Hall building. The new building will be constructed on the corner of Center and Mulberry streets with much of it running along the 100 block of East...

Senate expected to pass buyout

The Senate is expected today to pass the tobacco quota buyout, a deal that many farmers here have been waiting to get for years. The agreement, which has also passed the House, offers a $10.1 billion buyout of the tobacco...

Unregistered voters swamp election office

More than 1,000 Wayne County residents registered to vote or updated their registrations Friday, the last day to do so before the Nov. 2 election. The last-minute rush forced the Board of Elections to set up tables outside to serve...

Emmy the dog helps collar men for break-in

Emmy the search dog helped Wayne County sheriff's officers find two suspected criminals in the bushes. Two others were also charged with the same crime, of breaking into a pawn shop at Mar Mac. Deputy Charles Schaeffer said he saw...

Waller worked to reach remote flood victims

Seeing destroyed houses and knowing there had been a loss of life -- that was the hardest part of helping the victims of the flooding in western North Carolina, says Chuck Waller. Waller, 44, director of the Wayne County Chapter...

Second inmate in less than month dies

A 41-year-old Wayne County Jail inmate died Sunday night of what was believed to be natural causes, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. This was the second man to die in the jail in less than a month. The victim...

City Hall drawings approved

Goldsboro City Council members approved a final drawing for the new City Hall last week. The council has also decided to bid the project through a single-prime process. That means the city will pick only one contractor for the entire...

Fair winners announced

Here are the winners from Friday and Saturday at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair: Friday Open Junior Beef Heifer Show: *Grand Champion Animal -- Michelle Batten, Selma *Reserve Champion Animal -- Rossie Blisson, Buies Creek *Showmanship (First Place) -- (Ages...

Public records

Man wounded A 31-year-old man was wounded Saturday night, and another man was arrested within minutes and charged with the shooting, according to Goldsboro police reports. The two men live at Casey's Trailer Lodge at 1700 S. Slocumb St., where...

Local digest

United Way hits 33 percent United Way's 2004 campaign has reached 33 percent of its goal. Donnie Barnes, campaign chairman, reports that $429,200 has been raised. The amount will improve 8,584 lives in Wayne County, say United Way officials. This...