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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Leaves get more attention than litter with vacuum

Goldsboro is using its custom-made litter vacuum machine as a traditional leaf collector. And unless the city gets specific complaints, the trash lining the sides of the road will have to stay there until spring. "During this time we're only...

Wayne public schools ready to launch new $200,000 emergency call system

Wayne County public schools are ready to use a new $200,000 a year emergency call system, which officials say is designed to improve communication with parents. The school board approved the Honeywell Instant Alert System several months ago. A contract...

Three Wayne residents honored at farm-city event

Three people were honored Monday during the annual Farm-City Banquet. Inductees into the Agriculture Hall of Fame were the late Michael E. Regans and David John Overman. And, Deborah M. Ballance was named Outstanding Woman in Agriculture. Inductees into the...

Rouse named new president of James Sprunt College

KENANSVILLE -- Dr. Lawrence L. Rouse, former dean of student services at Johnston Community College, is the new president at James Sprunt Community College. On Jan. 4, he will replace Dr. Mary Wood, who is retiring. "He has great qualifications...

Duplin will get helicopter flights for some patients

KENANSVILLE -- If you're seriously injured in Duplin County after mid-December, a helicopter could be heading toward you at the same time as the nearest ambulance. The program is called auto-launch, and it is designed to get people fast to...

Passenger in serious condition

LaGRANGE -- Beatrice Bryant of Herbert Street in Goldsboro was listed in serious condition this morning at Pitt Memorial Hospital, recuperating from injuries from a car crash Friday that took the life of one woman. Florence White of Marvin Street,...

Public records

Drug charges A 20-year-old Goldsboro man was arrested Monday night during a traffic stop by Goldsboro police and charged with three felony drug offenses. Demetrius Montray Kornegay of Devereaux Street was charged with trafficking in cocaine by possession, by sale...

Briefly

Trash, office schedule Goldsboro city and Wayne County government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Schools will be out Wednesday through Friday. Trash pickup scheduled in Goldsboro for Thursday or Friday will be picked up...

Schools schedule two concerts

Wayne County public schools will hold two holiday concerts this year to accommodate the crowds. Performances will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 30, and Thursday, Dec. 2, both at Dillard Middle School at 7 p.m. The choral showcase, which began...

State transportation department travel update

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the N.C. Department of Transportation says it is working to ensure that motorists are safe during their travels through the state. Most work zones on interstate and U.S. routes will be inactive during the Thanksgiving...