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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Turnout at on-stop voting sites is larger than expected

Wayne County residents are enthusiastic about their right to vote. Or maybe they're ready for this election to be over. Either way, the one-stop early voting is proving to be far more popular than county officials had hoped. At the...

Allen says schools over-reacted

Goldsboro Councilman Chuck Allen said Monday that he didn't think Friday's decision by school administrators to postpone a high school football game was wise. "It upset me that they canceled the game, but didn't call the Police Department," Allen said....

Developers starting to look at Pikeville

PIKEVILLE -- Several developers have shown an interest in building apartment homes throughout the town, which would increase the population and tax base. "This is going to be a great opportunity for Pikeville to grow," said Mayor Herb Sieger. "This...

Democrats try to rally their supporters

With two weeks to go before Election Day, Wayne County Democrats were in high spirits Monday night. About 200 people turned out to the party's rally at the Wayne Center to eat barbecue, hear from state and local candidates, and...

Thunderbirds to fly at base's air show

The U.S. Air Force's Thunderbirds will be making their only appearance in North Carolina this year at the annual Wings Over Wayne Airshow at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The event will be Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4...

City moves to buy land near base

The Goldsboro City Council picked two land appraisers and passed a budget amendment Monday as part of the effort to protect land surrounding Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. A $1.7 million grant, designed to restore acres of wetlands and protect...

Gateway seeks administrator to act as go-between for authority and Applebus

The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority decided Monday to advertise for an administrator and also voted to buy three buses over the next two years. City Manager Richard Slozak said that the system is using three buses to run four routes. "Our...

Briefly

March of Dimes walk The WalkAmerica fund-raiser is taking place Saturday at Herman Park to help the March of Dimes combat premature births. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m. The number of premature births...

Complaints aired about Duplin County employee salaries

KENANSVILLE -- People are complaining about what county employees are making. Duplin Sheriff Blake Wallace marched his deputies into the meeting of the county commissioners Monday to complain about what the new administrative secretary is making in the economic development...

Public records

Crime of the Week The fatal shooting of Billy Joe "B.J." Gregory of 201 Hazelwood Drive near Dudley on Friday night has been chosen by Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers as its latest "Crime of the Week." Gregory was shot once...

Rosewood rezoning opposed

Though neighbors opposed a rezoning request for their neighborhood Monday night, they still had kind words for the man requesting the change. Austin Scott asked the city to rezone the east side of Rosewood Road between Glenn Drive and Moss...

Duplin paramedics move to intermediate care level

KENANSVILLE -- While state inspectors were approving intermediate level emergency care in Duplin County on Monday, the county commissioners were coming under pressure to advance to paramedic level. The county's EMS has been operating at a basic level. But as...

Jury selection continues in Lane trial

The defense will resume today its questioning of prospective jurors in Wayne County Superior Court in the first-degree murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane. The defense got its chance to interview 12 jurors individually Monday, after the state ended its...