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Sunday, October 17, 2004

Helms visits county to rally support for Burr

Former Sen. Jesse Helms took center stage at a political rally Saturday in Wayne County, urging a crowd of several hundred to vote for Rep. Richard Burr. A frail Helms had to be helped onto the stage. He told the...

In Goldsboro stop, Bowles says Burr impeded better buyout

Tobacco farmers narrowly escaped economic disaster when Congress passed the tobacco quota buyout last week, U.S. Senate candidate Erskine Bowles said Friday. "We were looking at another 30 percent cut in the quota next year and that would have been...

Possibility of violence prompts homecoming game delay, closure

Relatives of Goldsboro High School freshman Treme' Boone traveled from Maryland this weekend hoping to see the quarterback play in the big homecoming football game. But they could only cheer him on from outside the gates because school officials learned...

Dudley man killed by gunshot wound

A 24-year-old Dudley man was shot and killed Friday night in a residence on Hazelwood Drive. Wayne County emergency personnel and deputies responded to the call around 8 p.m., and found Billy Joe Gregory in a mobile home with a...

Annexation case on way to court

Goldsboro's annexation opponents are headed to court Monday, almost six months to the day since the City Council voted to annex their land. In a 5-2 vote, the council decided on April 19 to annex the east and west sides...

Jury selection continues in Lane trial

Twelve jurors were seated Friday -- but probably only temporarily -- in the first-degree murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane in Wayne County Superior Court. Lane was accused of raping, kidnapping and murdering 5-year-old Precious Whitfield on May 17, 2002,...

Good deeds to fill county on Saturday

Food and supply drives, home construction, stuffed animals for domestic violence and fire victims, letters to deployed military -- these are just some of the many projects Wayne County residents will be doing Saturday for the 13th annual Make A...

Duplin agent touts virtues of bees' product

FAISON -- Honey and mankind go back tens of thousands of years, and people are still finding ways to use it. Trudy Smith, family and consumer education agent with the Duplin Cooperative Extension Service, told seniors gathered Friday at the...

Faison parade to commemorate farm market history

Faison will celebrate a piece of farming history on Saturday. Faison's Market Day will start at 10 a.m. with a parade down N.C. 403 and an opening ceremony at 11 a.m. downtown. The parade will begin about a mile west...

Public record

Accident An Indiana woman was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital Friday night because of injuries sustained in an accident on Highway 70 West. According to police reports, Michele L. Chappelaw, 50, of Indiana, was attempting to cross over the east...

County works with state to help minority students

State consultants are working with Wayne school leadership teams to explore ways to raise achievement for minority students. Assistant principals, curriculum coordinators and parent facilitators from the public schools attended the all-day workshop Thursday at Goldsboro High School. Dr. Willette...

Council to consider rezonings

The Goldsboro City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday to consider the following items: *A public hearing regarding a request by Austin Scott to rezone the east side of Rosewood Road between Glenn Drive and Moss Hill Drive from...

Woman finds niche in helping preschoolers with special needs

WARSAW -- A woman who works with small children says many parents don't know it's abnormal to be able to speak only three words at age 3. Amanda Bostic, coordinator of preschool services for the Duplin County Schools, was one...