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Sunday, December 5, 2004

Woman charged, charity's toys recovered

A new computer system and confidential calls to Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers led to Friday's arrest of a woman on a charge of stealing from a Toys for Tots collection box in Goldsboro, police say. The computer system enabled Goldsboro...

Threat note at school investigated

Investigators don't know if a "hit list" found Friday morning in the girl's bathroom at Rosewood High School was a joke or not, but they are treating it as a serious matter. Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders said the letter...

City to consider Slozak extension and anti-begging law

City Manager Richard Slozak may stay on as city manager for another month, or more, while the Goldsboro City Council continues its search for a new manager. The council will also consider passing a panhandling ordinance. Last month several councilmen...

How far should school anti-smoking rules go?

Advocates for tobacco-free schools presented their case Friday in Wayne County in the hopes that the local school system would join others that have adopted the stringent policy. Suzanne DePalma, director of the Tobacco Free Schools program for the N.C....

Parade day is a hit

People all over Wayne County came out for the annual "parade day." Each December, four Wayne area towns hold their processions on the same Saturday, making for a parade lover's smorgasbord. Mount Olive's parade started the festivities at 10 a.m.,...

Jackson donation heats up Stocking Fund

The vice president of Jackson & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning, Lyman Smith, said the company is a family-oriented business that cares about the community. That care translated into a $3,000 donation to the Empty Stocking Fund on Friday. The...

Community Crisis Center to hold fund-raiser

Goldsboro's Community Crisis Center will embark this week on a campaign to raise $131,000 to pay off its debts. The center is a Christian mission whose primary aim is to convert and rehabilitate the homeless and addicted. In addition to...

Volunteer Wayne

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151, extension 336, or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Court News

Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Christopher John McAdams, 29, St. John's Church Road, first-degree statutory sex offense, 288 to 355 months (appealed); indecent liberties with a child (two counts), 19 to 23 months...

Briefly

Daedalians to visit base The Air Combat Command Daedalians will visit Seymour Johnson Air Force Base on Thursday to evaluate the 4th Fighter Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron. The squadron is in the running for best in the command, and the...

Public Record

Inmate charged Lacy Donnell Price, 25, of East Walnut Street was charged Friday with breaking, entering and larceny and shoplifting by Goldsboro police Investigator Neal Lynch. The charge stemmed from an investigation into a residential break-in that occurred in December...

New county commissioner to be sworn in

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners will swear in a new member Monday and elect officers for the next year. At 9 a.m., the commissioners will take their oath of office for the next four years. Roland "Bud" Gray, a...

Duplin school board appointment challenged

KENANSVILLE -- Bob Kornegay says he's going to challenge the appointment of Johnni Blackwell-Fennell to the school board, which was made by the county Democratic Party. Kornegay, a former Duplin County commissioner, believes Mike Davis should get the appointment. Johnni...

Mt. Olive runway closes in on road

MOUNT OLIVE -- Time is drawing near for a decision about what to do with the north end of the airport's runway extension project, which is just feet away from hitting Kelly Springs Road and will eventually cross it. Mount...