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Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Counting the votes

News-Argus/Matt Shaw Wayne County Elections Board members -- from left, Joe Daughtery, Geoff Hulse and Chester Beverly -- review provisional ballots Monday night. For more information see Price, Gray win commissioner seats....

Price, Gray win commissioner seats

A count of Wayne County's provisional ballots shows that Atlas Price will keep his seat on the Board of Commissioners, and Bud Gray will join him as a new member. That means the Democrats will have a five-vote majority on...

Judge disbands jury in Lane trial

The first-degree murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane, accused of killing a 5-year-old girl, was stopped Monday before it was ever started in Wayne County Superior Court. Judge D. Jack Hooks of Whiteville stopped jury selection after determining that the...

Dump site planned Saturday for electronics

Ready to get rid of those old computers, televisions or other electronic gadgets? Instead of throwing them away, Keep Wayne County Beautiful is urging Wayne County residents to save them until Saturday. KWCB is holding its fall electronics recycling day...

Briefly

Flu-shot clinic The Wayne County Health Department has acquired another 600 flu vaccines and will offer a flu shot clinic next week. The vaccines will be available to individuals considered high risk. Clinic hours will begin Tuesday, Nov. 16, from...

It's official -- North Carolina to get Dell plant

RALEIGH (AP) -- Dell Inc. said today that it would build a manufacturing plant in North Carolina, employing 1,500 people within five years to produce desktop computers. The plant is scheduled to open in the fall of 2005 at a...

Zealy Receives WCC President's Award

Dr. James R. Zealy has been recognized for his work for his community, profession and the college with the Wayne Community College President's Award for Distinguished Service. In a ceremony honoring the retired Goldsboro dentist, Zealy was lauded by representatives...

Public records

Plot to rob store foiled; 5 arrested Five people were arrested Monday by Goldsboro police, foiling a plan to rob a store in the Pinewood Square shopping center on North Spence Avenue. Police had been investigating an alleged first-degree burglary,...

Nomadic volunteers help Faison flood victim rebuild

FAISON -- Methodist volunteers are in town this week building a house to replace Patricia Moore's home that was damaged in 1999 by Hurricane Floyd. She has been spending time with her son out of state, said Nelson Davenport, materials...

New, improved Boys and Girls Club opens in Mt. Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Multi-colored walls, game tables and "break-out rooms" welcomed dignitaries who came Monday to the dedication of the new Boys & Girls Club on Breazeale Avenue. The Mount Olive Boys & Girls Club is a satellite of the...

Duplin group concerned about trash contract

FAISON -- An environmental group will ask the Duplin County commissioners Monday why they voted earlier this month to pursue a 10-year contract with Waste Industries for landfill space. The county commissioners voted last week to not build a landfill...

'Homecoming' captures family life in '30s

Center Stage Theatre gave its audience a look at the trials and triumphs of a Depression-era family in its production of "The Homecoming." This is the drama that led to the creation of the television series "The Waltons." Cathy Stelly,...

'Chicken Soup' contributor gives motivational speech to base

An internationally known motivational speaker encouraged airmen at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base to look within themselves to find the keys to success. "Before we can make the team better we have to make ourselves better," said Dan Clark, one...