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Friday, December 17, 2004

Biodiesel plant picks Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- A multi-million-dollar biodiesel plant will be built in Mount Olive next year, state and county officials announced today. Atlantic Bio-Energy will employ about 24 people initially and would hire an additional 20 if and when a planned...

New president to head Home, Health and Hospice

Home Health and Hospice Care Inc. has appointed Nicholas "Dean" Lee as its president. Lee will be responsible for overseeing the management of 3HC, which includes the Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro. Lee has nearly 20 years of leadership...

Money keeps coming in for Empty Stocking Fund party

"Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow will find it hard to sleep tonight. They know that Santa's on his way ... " to the annual Empty Stocking Fund Party. Santa and the children will be guests at the party...

Injunction keeps Doll House closed, at least temporarily

A preliminary injunction was issued Thursday in Wayne County Superior Court against the owner of The Doll House on U.S. 70 east of Goldsboro because of alleged prostitution. The action keeps the establishment closed, at least temporarily. During a brief...

Couple accused of manufacturing methamphetamine

Wayne and Duplin sheriff’s investigators say they shut down a methamphetamine manufacturing operation and arrested two people in the Scotts Store area of north Duplin County. Rita Lea Lee and Davey Brock Gainey were charged with several crimes, including...

Friend of the handicapped dies of cancer

Carol Bender's legacy to Wayne County is a new building where the mentally and physically handicapped people of this community can work. Mrs. Bender died Thursday. She had been the director of the Wayne Opportunity Center for 14 years. Mrs....

Public records

Students fighting MOUNT OLIVE -- Several Southern Academy students have been charged in juvenile petitions for fighting this week, a Wayne County sheriff's official said today. Wayne County Sheriff's Deputy Keith Hartzog, an officer at the school, was assaulted Tuesday...

Coalition formed to ensure safety of children

A new group hopes to take the lead in teaching children to be safer and to prevent injuries. Wayne County Partnership for Children is forming a Safe Kids Coalition, with hopes to become affiliated with the national organization. The group...

Briefly

Two billionth dollar A Wayne County health organization has received nearly $500,000 from the Duke Endowment over the years. And just recently, it got the endowment's "two billionth dollar." The Duke Endowment gave its two billionth dollar as part of...