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Thursday, December 2, 2004

Schools agree to meet with commissioners

Some Wayne County school board members hope meeting with the county commissioners will be a good first step toward ironing out their differences. But one school board member said she hopes it will not be a repeat of previous meetings...

Rules being planned to boost housing standards in Wayne

Wayne government officials are considering setting minimum housing standards that could include prohibiting mobile homes built before 1976 being brought into the county. The board has also been asked to consider standards for conventional housing after an emergency services official...

Boling says it plans to keep operating

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Boling Furniture Co. is not going to close. Operations Manager Johnny Bullins said Wednesday there's no truth to a rumor that the plant will close next week. Business is a little soft, and the company has...

Speaker to focus on city preservation

A commitment to preservation combined with forming public-private partnerships is key to maintaining downtown Goldsboro and the area's historic landmarks, says a developer from Washington, D.C. "Goldsboro is a model for other cities; it has held on to its Main...

County plans cooking oil recycling

Wayne County has started a new program to help people out with some holiday "leftovers." This week, the county began a recycling program for used cooking oil. Two barrels have been set up at the county landfill to collect the...

Public records

Woman's death being investigated The death of a 26-year-old mother of five remains under investigation today by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. The body of Misty Ann Holmes was found Wednesday night in her home at 401 Little Dove Lane,...

Briefly

Smith elected chairman Lehman Smith is the new chairman of the Board of Education. He has been the board's vice chairman for the past year and was nominated Wednesday night to move into the leadership role to replace outgoing Chairman...