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Thursday, October 28, 2004

Teen charged with robbing bank

A Goldsboro teen-ager was arrested Wednesday by Goldsboro police and charged with last week's holdup of the New Century Bank. Octavius M. Broadhurst, 17, of East Maple Street was charged with felony armed robbery. He was placed in the Wayne...

Boy's recovery from brain injury progresses

CALYPSO -- A boy who was hit by a truck while crossing the street in August is back home today. Eight-year-old Benjamin Story came home to Calypso on Oct. 20, eight weeks and two days after a helicopter had taken...

Trick or treat is Friday

Friday is the night for Halloween trick-or-treating in Wayne County. Recommended times for trick-or-treating in Golds-boro, Mount Olive and Wayne County are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Calypso has designated 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Faison has no recommended...

Farmers have questions about tobacco buyout

MOUNT OLIVE -- The recently passed tobacco buyout has spawned many questions from farmers. David Rouzer, senior adviser to Sen. Elizabeth Dole, tried to answer some of those questions Wednesday before 125 farmers at Oak Wolfe Fire Department. "This has...

Ballantine to visit again

Patrick Ballantine, Republican candidate for governor, will be at two campaign stops in Goldsboro on Saturday. He will hold a breakfast "meet and greet" at Madison's Restaurant, 413 New Hope Road, at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and then appear at the...

Feast in the East schedule set

Eastern North Carolina barbecue and entertainment will be on display during the first Feast in the East Festival held Friday and Saturday at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Here is the schedule for this weekend's events. Friday, Oct. 29 *Noon --...

Jury selection plods along

A new method designed to speed up jury selection in the murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane produced no new jurors Wednesday. The state did question numerous people in Wayne County Superior Court for the five remaining seats. The prosecution...

WATCH joins diabetes initiative

WATCH has been chosen to participate in a state program to help improve the care of patients with diabetes. Kathy Johnson, family nurse practitioner with WATCH, told the board of directors Wednesday that the state is working with health care...

Walnut Creek to maintain speed enforcement

The Walnut Creek Village Council said Wednesday that it had no intentions of slacking off on the enforcement of speed limits. The council's comments were in response to a concern voiced by a village resident who asked that the speed...

Briefly

Halfway mark United Way of Wayne County is almost at half of its fund-raising goal of $1,332,000, reports Donnie Barnes, campaign chairman. A total of $659,530 has been raised, which United Way officials say will improve the lives of 13,190...

Public records

Two hurt in wreck Two drivers were injured and damages were estimated at $15,000 in two recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, the Highway Patrol reported. *Damages were estimated at $7,500 in a three-truck collision at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday at...

HOG toy run planned

The Harley Owners of Goldsboro (HOG) and United Way of Wayne County have teamed up for the 7th annual HOG Toy Run. It will be held Nov. 6, beginning in Smithfield and ending in Goldsboro. Motorcyclists who want to participate...

Geoff Hulse honored

Geoff Hulse, a criminal defense lawyer for 19 years, has received the highest award given by the 8th Judicial District Bar Association for his tireless work in the community. Hulse received the Tommy Jarrett Citizen Lawyer of the Year Award...