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Sunday, October 31, 2004

Early voting in county shatters record

Polls open Tuesday in Wayne County. Is there anyone left who hasn't voted? When one-stop early voting closed Saturday, nearly 20,600 county residents had already made their choices for president, governor and county commissioner. That equals a 34-percent turnout before...

First 'Feast in East' whets appetite for more

As the first "Feast in the East" neared its end Saturday night, organizers may not have been in Hog Heaven, but they were close. "It's gone extremely well," said Steve Hicks, director of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, as...

Frightful fun fills downtown Goldsboro

Halloween got off to a boo-ti-ful start Friday during downtown Goldsboro's annual Boo-It celebration. A host of colorful characters, from pumpkins to witches, superheroes and fairies, flitted across the pedestrian plaza on Center Street. From 4 to 5 p.m., the...

County keeps A+ bond rating

Wayne County received some good news last week that could save the county thousands, even millions, as it finances future projects. Standard and Poor's, one of the financial firms that rates local governments for lenders, notified the county Thursday that...

Goldsboro City Council to vote Monday on rezonings

The Goldsboro City Council will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of city hall. The council will vote on the following: *A request by Austin Scott to rezone the east side of Rosewood Road between Glenn Drive...

Jury selection to continue Monday in Lane murder trial

The search for four more jurors in the first-degree murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane will resume Monday morning in Wayne County Superior Court. About 90 people have been interviewed since Oct. 13. Only about 50 are left in the...

Public Record

Weapons seized Weapons were seized from students at two schools last week, but school officials did not press criminal charges against either student. An 8-year-old was found to be carrying a pocketknife at Meadow Lane School Thursday afternoon, according to...

Briefly

Museum event The Wayne County Museum will have a "Handmade Specialty Event" on Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Baked goods, natural handmade crafts and silk flower arrangements will be for sale at the museum, and proceeds from...