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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Buyout wil bring millions to Wayne

Wayne County farmers and quota owners should be receiving around $134 million spread over 10 years thanks to the passage of the tobacco buyout, and many are pleased with the results. "I'm tickled to death, it was more than I...

Fair attendance was up, manager says

A few power outages did not darken the spirits of fairgoers during this year's 10-day celebration of Wayne County's agricultural heritage. Milton Ingram, who completed his 20th year as fair manager, said it was a very successful fair with paid...

Teen mother charged with infant's death

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Guatemalan teen-ager was in the Wayne County Jail this morning charged with murdering her newborn son. Mount Olive police initially charged Gloria Vasquez, 18, of Cleveland Drive with concealing the birth of a child. The baby...

Black caucus voter rally attracts more than 200 people

"Wake up! Speak up! Vote up!" rang out repeatedly Monday night as the Get Out To Vote Rally was held at Mt. Zion Disciples Church. Nearly 220 people turned out Monday night to hear from U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield, State...

Dry lake at Cliffs of the Neuse part of routine maintenance

SEVEN SPRINGS -- It may look a little odd, but there's no need to worry about the empty lake at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. It happens about once every 10 years. It's all part of a routine...

Competency hearing scheduled for man on trial for girl's murder

A competency hearing to determine if Eric Glenn Lane is fit to stand trial for the murder of a 5-year-old girl was scheduled for this afternoon in Wayne County Superior Court. The hearing had been scheduled for Monday, but Judge...

Memory Walk scheduled for Saturday

A successful conference for family and caregivers of Alzheimer's patients led to the expansion of this year's Memory Walk fund-raiser, which will be held this weekend. The first Neuse Regional Alzheimer's Memory Walk will be on Saturday morning at Herman...

Warsaw to hold 84th consecutive Veterans Day Celebration

WARSAW -- This year will be Warsaw's 84th consecutive Veterans Day Celebration. Warsaw's Veterans Day celebration has made it into the updated encyclopedias, and it will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, in downtown Warsaw with the Veterans...

Duplin waived tipping fees for clean up

The Duplin County commissioners waived the tipping fees for cleanup projects for the Big Sweep, and 235 residents took advantage of the deal. They delivered over 106 tons on Oct. 2, including 30 tons of garbage, 40.5 tons of construction...

Briefly

N.C. teacher of the year North Carolina's teacher of the year will speak at Mount Olive College on Oct. 25. Lizbeth Alfaro will address members of the Prospective Teacher's Association in the Hennessee Room of the Lois K. Murphy Regional...

Couple wins stereo competition loud and clear

MOUNT OLIVE -- Elva and Devon Garner bring home trophies every time they compete in "the world's loudest sport," and it's not car racing. It's competitive car-stereo playing, and for 30 events in a row, Garner has not been beat....

Public records

Drug arrests Five people were arrested Monday by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad at a Goldsboro motel and charged with felony drug offenses. Jondre Terrell Spencer, 25, and Abraham Aaron Forte, 23, both of Crossbow Drive, Pikeville, and Terrell Mack...