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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

About 5,000 residents to receive buyout

Forty residents in Wayne County will receive $500,000 or more spread out over the next 10 years due to the passing of the tobacco buyout. In all, about 5,000 Wayne County residents will be receiving payments. The uses for the...

34.9 million approved for base

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is scheduled to receive $34.9 million for construction projects in next fiscal year's defense budget. The bill approved last week by Congress appropriates $2.3 million for a new security forces squadron building for the 916th...

One-stop voting starts Thursday in Wayne

The Wayne County Board of Elections has unanimously approved the staff for the one-stop polling places, set to open Thursday. Meeting Tuesday evening, the Elections Board named senior supervisors and their assistants for the three polling places. The board tweaked...

Flu doses coming; doctor sees unncessary panic

North Carolina health officials will obtain about 70,000 doses of the flu vaccine over the next two weeks, offering some relief after the recent announcement that production at a vaccine manufacturer was shut down. State Health Director Leah Devlin said...

Lane ruled competent for trial

Eric Glenn Lane is competent to be tried for the murder of a 5-year-old girl. Judge D. Jack Hooks of Whiteville ruled today in Wayne County Superior Court that the defense had not met its burden of proof by the...

Ballree thinks teen mother just young and unaware of surrender program

MOUNT OLIVE -- Police Chief Emmett Ballree thinks a Guatemalan teen-ager charged with abandoning her newborn was just "19 and scared. She had no family here." Gloria Vasquez, 18, of Cleveland Drive in Mount Olive, was charged with murder...

'Ideas and information' exchanged at county forum

Around 80 people came to the Dillard Alumni Cultural Center Tuesday night to learn about city and county organizations. The Advocates of Wayne County organized the forum and although turnout was light compared to what was hoped, most attendees agreed...

Briefly

Boo-It Downtown Downtown Goldsboro is gearing up to celebrate Halloween with its annual Boo-It celebration set for Friday, Oct. 29. Every year downtown merchants pass out treats to little costumed trick-or-treaters who approach their store. With over 40 participating merchants,...

Director of county's exceptional children's school program named winner for southeast region

The director of Wayne County public schools' exceptional children program has been named Outstanding Director of the Year for the southeast region. The North Carolina Council of Administrators of Special Education recognized Ms. Ray during its annual conference recently in...

Public records

Golf clubs stolen A set of golf clubs, a golf bag, golf accessories and a camera were stolen Tuesday from a garage in the 100 block of Cedar Creek Drive, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. The thief...

Parker in running for state appeals court

Bill Parker, a former Goldsboro resident, is making a run this fall for the N.C. Court of Appeals. Parker is challenging Linda McGee of Hickory, a sitting judge, for her seat. The race is nonpartisan, but Parker has been endorsed...

DA waiting on results of SBI investigation

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne County District Attorney Branny Vickory is waiting for the State Bureau of Investigation to submit a report about alleged wrongdoing by three police officers. A probable cause hearing was set for Tuesday in Wayne District Court...

Library essay winner announced

Last month the Wayne County Public Library hosted an essay contest in honor of National Library Card Sign-Up month. Participants in the contest had to tell "Why My Library Card is the Smartest Card Ever!" Among the over 100 essays...

Missoula brings old favorite to life

Audiences of all ages will get a fresh look at an old favorite Saturday when Missoula Children's Theatre and 59 Wayne County students present "Beauty Lou and the Country Beast: A Sagebrush Fairy Tale." "Beauty Lou and the Country Beast"...

Eight vie for Supreme Court position

Though eight people are vying for the state Supreme Court Justice position, you don't see dramatic television spots or flashy campaign advertisements for the job. Instead, most of the candidates are campaigning the old-fashioned way, visiting towns and shaking hands....