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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Judge considers moving Lane trial

When a jury is assembled again to hear the murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane, the panel might come from another county or the trial might be moved from Goldsboro. Judge D. Jack Hooks of Whiteville suggested Tuesday to the...

Three stores robbed in one night

Gunmen have robbed two convenience stores and a drive-in restaurant in Wayne County, escaping with small amounts of cash, according to reports filed with authorities. An armed man robbed The Pantry at 1908 U.S. 117 South and two clerks before...

It's over! -- No election outcomes change

The Wayne County Board of Elections and Elections Director Gary Sims read the final numbers back and forth to each other Tuesday morning, double-checking for any error. The totals in race for the commissioners' at-large seat never varied. It was...

New movie theater to open Nov. 19

Goldsboro's new 12-screen theater will open next week, just in time for the Thanksgiving blockbusters. Late last year United Entertainment Corp. announced its intentions to build a movie theater at the same time that All Star Entertainment said it was...

Parade to honor veterans

A parade Thursday to honor and remember all of the men and women who have fought for the United States will involve many area organizations. The annual Wayne County Veterans Day Parade will be at 11 a.m. beginning at the...

Torhunta Scout District presents top award

Wayne County Boy Scout leaders Jill Sneed and Bruce Kearney have received Torhunta District's Award of Merit. It is the highest honor a Boy Scout district can give to its volunteers. Cub Scout Pack 22 provided the opening and closing...

Commissioners set septic-tank finder's fee

Wayne County inspectors will now find most septic tanks and drainage fields for a flat $50 fee. The county commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to offer the new service. The work will be done by the environmental health inspectors on request...

Byrd and student to trade places

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dr. J. William Byrd, president of Mount Olive College, will trade places with a student next week. They'll make the switch on Wednesday, Nov. 17, as part of the college's buildup to Alumni Weekend. Byrd will don...

Briefly

Holiday closings Wayne County schools and government offices will be closed Thursday in honor of Veterans Day. Public school teachers will have a workday. The Wayne County landfill and county dump sites will also be closed. Normal government and school...

Barber to speak at Greensboro march

A Goldsboro pastor will be one of the featured speakers during the 25th anniversary Truth and Reconciliation March in Greensboro this weekend. The event is to remember the shooting of Communist Worker Party members by Ku Klux Klan members. The...

Public records

Drug charges A 12th person sought in a two-month undercover drug campaign was arrested Tuesday by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad. Valerie May Hinnant, 32, of Pou Street was charged with possession with intent to sell cocaine, sale cocaine and...

Calypso board member resigns

CALYPSO -- Dick Lewis has resigned from the Calypso town board. Lewis was elected to the town board in November 2003 following a two terms as mayor. He could not be reached for comment this week. Last week, he resigned...