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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

School issues lead to long session for Wayne boards

Efforts between the school board and county commissioners to study school problems took several twists during a two-hour meeting Tuesday, but no decisions were made. Several school board members said they were reluctant to have a consultant, hired by the...

Goldsboro Milling's $2,000 gift, others, boost Stocking Fund

Generous gifts, including $2,000 from Goldsboro Milling, $500 from the Continental Society, $303.50 from Com-munity Support Ser-vices and $400 from local churches, brought the Empty Stocking Fund total to $29,324.50 -- just $3,675.50 away from the $33,000 goal. Continental Society...

Wayne County sees record cotton yield but quality is only average

Wayne County has possibly the highest cotton yield this year it has ever had, but farmers are seeing only average quality. Bob Pleasants, county extension agent, said farmers are mostly through with harvesting cotton, and most reported outstanding yields. The...

Kerr receives award for youth club service

State Sen. John Kerr of Goldsboro has received a national award for service to the Boys & Girls Club. Kerr has been a member of the Wayne County club's board of directors for the past 30 years, and on Tuesday,...

U.S. 117 traffic light at Dudley meant to be temporary, overpass planned

DUDLEY -- A stoplight recently installed on U.S. 117 is only meant to be temporary, says a highway traffic engineer. But temporary could be a long time. Andy Brown, engineer for the N.C. Department of Transportation, says an overpass is...

King breakfast, other festivities, set for January

Goldsboro will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday in January with a special play and the annual breakfast. The holiday celebration will start with the Kuumba Ensemble's "The Rumble in My Voice Production" at the Paramount Theater on Sunday,...

Briefly

Generous kettle givers Holiday shoppers have been generous so far this season with the Salvation Army's kettle drive. As of Monday night, the Army had collected more than $49,000, Capt. John Leidy said Tuesday. That's far ahead of last year's...

Public records

Nine people injured in county collisions Nine people were injured and damages were estimated at $66,810 in 12 recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported. *A driver was injured and her car was demolished in a two-vehicle wreck at...

Planning board recommends improving county's appearance through new housing rules

The Wayne County Planning Board recommended on Tuesday that mobile homes built before 1976 be prohibited from moving into the county's rural areas. The board also called for minimum appearance standards for manufactured homes. The standards deal with siding, skirting,...

Correction

The name of an award recipient at Wayne Memorial Hospital was incorrectly printed in Monday's paper. Mark Renfroe, manager of the clinical engineering department, received N.C. Biomedical Association's manager of the year award, not Brad Renfroe. The News-Argus apologizes for...