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Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Line forms early for flu vaccine

When Health Director James Roosen arrived to work at 7:30 this morning, he estimated 400 people were standing in line for the flu vaccine. The Health Department an-nounced last week there would be a free flu clinic today from 8...

Minchew to retire at end of second term

Marshall Minchew an-nounced today that he will not seek a third four-year term as Wayne County clerk of court. He said he will retire when his current term ends in December 2006. "This was not an overnight decision," Minchew said....

Feast in the East set for this weekend

Wayne County residents and visitors will get a chance this week to pig out on the stuff that helped make the place famous -- pork barbecue. It will be offered at a festival celebrating that most succulent of local products,...

Early voting takes off in Wayne -- 11,000 so far

Wayne County residents are going to the one-stop polling places at nearly three times the rate of North Carolinians as a whole, elections officials say. As of this morning, nearly 11,000 county residents had voted via one-stop. That equals nearly...

Public records

Man charged in store holdup A store employee in the Little River Shopping Center was robbed Monday, and a man was arrested quickly by Goldsboro police and charged with the crime. The clerk told police that a black man entered...

Two more jurors selected to hear Lane murder trial

Two more jurors were seated Monday in Wayne County Superior Court in the first-degree murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane. The two women joined three other women and a man who were seated last week. The 33-year-old Lane is on...

Crime Stoppers -- Tips lead to 8 arrests on felony charges

Eight fugitives, including a man wanted on numerous felony charges, have been arrested by authorities after anonymous calls to Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers. The Crime Stoppers police coordinator, Sgt. Dot Ardes, told the agency's monthly board meeting that a probation...

Briefly

It's 1st through 4th floors Visitors should no longer be confused by the numbers of the floors at the Wayne County Courthouse Annex. It now will be as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4. The bottom floor will no longer...

WAGES weatherization program -- it's no longer putting plastic over windows

The focus of WAGES' weatherization program has changed drastically since the days of putting plastic on the windows for insulation. Its primary goal continues to be reducing energy costs, but has expanded to include educating the public on how to...

Postal machine cuts lines

The Goldsboro Post Office on William Street has a new automated postal center to help shorten waiting lines. The new machine has been in the post office for over a month, and last week, postal officials demonstrated its capabilities to...

Halloween safety tips

Wayne County roads and Goldsboro streets will be filled Friday night with little ghosts, goblins and witches going door to door trick-or-treating. The county and its municipalities -- Goldsboro, Mount Olive, Fremont, Pikeville, Walnut Creek, Eureka and Seven Springs --...

Spooky things to do in North Carolina

RALEIGH -- Looking for a scary weekend vacation in North Carolina? From the "Boo-ridge Mountains" to the "creepy coast," there are lots of terrifying travel destinations to choose from: Mountains *Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train -- Boone, 1-877-TWEETSIE Weekends, Oct. 1-30....

Candidates discuss issues in Grantham Grange forum

About 45 people showed up to hear candidates during a political forum held by the Grantham Grange. Grange President Bobby Crawford dispensed with the business during the Grange's regular meeting Monday night in the Grantham fire station. The Grange has...