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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Large shops planned for Berkeley Blvd.

Plans are under way for a large shopping center on Berkeley Boulevard. The development would have 137,764 square feet of floor space and 551 parking spaces. The Goldsboro Planning Department has received site plans for "Goldsboro Commons" to be built...

County considers housing code for rural areas

Wayne County officials are considering whether to adopt minimum housing standards for the first time in rural areas. Talks are still in the preliminary stages, but if the county does so, it will gain the ability to condemn dilapidated housing...

Parents to get report cards on schools

Report cards on how the schools are doing were mailed this week to parents across the state, including those in Wayne County. This is the fourth year for the state-generated report card designed to serve as a snapshot of how...

Fremont board approves radio station tower

FREMONT -- Fremont now has its own radio station. But the station, WFWC-LP, broadcasting on 99.3 FM from the Fremont United Methodist Church, will have an expanded listening audience in a few months for its programs of church services, music...

Fremont to apply for $620,000 grant

FREMONT -- The Fremont town board agreed to seek a $620,000 grant to remove dilapidated homes on Black Street. The town's share would be $35,000 over three years. David Harris, the town's grant project manager from R.S.M. Harris Associates of...

Duplin has full EMS staff

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin Emergency Medical Services Director Curtis Brock has hired the rest of the employees needed to provide countywide emergency medical service. The county has 34 paramedics, 17 EMTs at intermediate level and four basic EMTs. "We have our...

Secretary of Air Force resigns

Secretary James G. Roche today submitted his resignation as Secretary of the U.S. Air Force. Roche had advised Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in early October of his intention to complete his service at the end of the first Bush administration....

Briefly

Sirens on base Residents and others near Seymour Johnson Air Force Base have been hearing lots of noise. But it's nothing to be alarmed about. The base is conducting training exercises, said 1st Lt. Tana Stevenson with the base's public...

Public records

Robbery Goldsboro police Investigator Dale Foster has charged Dwayne Lee Hardy of Goldsboro with robbery with a dangerous weapon. These charges are in reference to a robbery in the 300 block of Brownrigg Street on Nov. 2. Three people were...

Teachers get grants for innovation

Lauri Drosendahl's home school has expanded along with her family. She began teaching when her first child turned 4. Rachel is now 14 and has seven siblings, the youngest being a year old. This morning, Mrs. Drosendahl was presented one...

Local digest

Hospice to hold open house Home Health and Hospice Care Inc. will hold an open house Thursday in Goldsboro. The event will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 2402 Wayne Memorial Drive. State Sen. John Kerr and...