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Sunday, November 7, 2004

Review of ballots to begin Monday

The Wayne County Board of Elections plans to begin its review of 2,424 absentee ballots at 9 a.m. Monday. The board's chairman, Geoff Hulse, said Friday morning that the election staff had already researched 600 of the ballots. Work continued...

Tennis courts to be named after Farfour

A year-long quest to honor the achievements of John Allen Farfour will come to fruition on Nov. 21 when the tennis courts at Herman Park are named after him. In October 2003, the Goldsboro Tennis Association sent a letter to...

Aycock student sings with Clay

Casey Sutton called her marketing teacher a "Clay Aiken psycho" because of her avid following of the American Idol singer. But it paid off when Tammy Vail marketed the Charles B. Aycock High School junior right on stage with Aiken...

Lane trial takes another bizarre turn

The first-degree murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane took another bizarre twist in Wayne County Superior Court on Friday. One day after a prospective alternate juror was questioned about prejudicial comments in the jury room, the 33-year-old Lane spent most...

Winkie Lee column -- Farewell to a friend

It does not matter how much you try, you cannot be fully prepared for the death of someone you care about. The call came on Tuesday morning. After a brave battle with cancer, my friend Ed Hogan had died. He...

Reporter has fun in the C-17

It was like riding roller coaster that dropped so fast it put your stomach into your mouth and then stopped so quickly that you felt like your body was being left behind. These sensations were part of a practice fight...

Wine tasting for Habitat

The 10th Annual Benefit Tasting of Wines and silent auction will be held Saturday to help Habitat for Humanity build a house. The wine tasting is sponsored by Healthabit Natural Foods and Wines and Billie's Restaurant. This year's event will...

Wayne men & women in the military

Charity McPhail Petty Officer 2nd Class Charity McPhail is serving aboard the Navy's newest sea warrior, USS Chung-Hoon, homeported in Hawaii. The sailor, who enlisted in the Navy after graduating from Goldsboro High School in 1996, is among the ship's...

Where to volunteer

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151, ext. 336, or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Helping the folks in Haywood County

HAYWOOD COUNTY -- Clouds block the stars and moonlight, and the mountains make a black ridge against the sky. Little can be seen beyond the headlights on the dirt driveway. All week we had heard that leaves would be at...

Sunday Briefly

Veterans Day Parade The annual Wayne County Veteran's Day Parade will be Thursday at 11 a.m. It will begin at the 200 block of South Center Street. It is being sponsored by the Wayne County Veterans and Patriots Coalition. Applications...

A review of Milo Batista concert

Oh, to have the energy and lung power of Milo Batista! The musician and his family entertained a Wayne County audience Thursday night at Dillard School when Wayne Community Concerts presented the second performance of its 2004-05 season. Batista played...

Public Record

Indecent liberties Bobby Lee Boseman, Courtyard Circle, was arrested Saturday by Investigators Dale Foster and Trey Ball of the Goldsboro police department's criminal investigation division. Boseman was charged with indecent liberties with a child and second-degree kidnapping. He is accused...

Eight earn Detention Officer Certification

Eight students have successfully completed detention officer certification training at Wayne Community College and passed the state certification exam. Blair Pate, Regina Pearson, and Milagros Diaz, all of Goldsboro, David Grady of Grantham, Kari Darden and Ray Johnson of Wayne...

District Court news

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Jamaine Mills, 28, North Carolina Street, injury to personal property, 34 days. *Danny Fowler, 42, Simmons Street, larceny and possession of drug paraphernalia, 30 days. *Altron Lanier Hayes, 21,...

Council to interview candidates

The Goldsboro City Council will interview five candidates for the city manager position this week. City Manager Richard Slozak will retire Dec. 30, after working for the city for 33 years. The interviews will begin Monday and conclude Friday, and...

Hiking the Applachian Trail

He had felt something was missing. There had to be more to the world than stores, law offices and skyscrapers. So he hiked 2,174 miles on the Appalachian Trail. Larry Filion Jr., who lives in upstate New York, is the...