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Wednesday, December 22, 2004

N.C. Guard soldiers to return

Around 250 National Guard soldiers based in Goldsboro will be returning home from Iraq soon, although the exact day is unknown. The 230th Support Battalion is part of the 30th Heavy Separate Brigade, which sent nearly 5,000 soldiers to Iraq...

Violators of junk car rules may face financial penalties

The Wayne County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to toughen the junk-car ordinance with civil and criminal penalties. As of Jan. 1, the county will be able to issue citations to people who refuse to comply. The fines will start at...

Stocking Fund total nears $39,000

More than 600 children were treated to gifts of fruit, candy, toys and clothes at the annual Empty Stocking Fund party Saturday. It was the 93rd straight year that generous donations from the community have made the party possible. Santa...

Boy Scout executive seriously injured in accident

Thomas Millisor, the Wayne County Boy Scout district executive, was flown to Duke hospital Tuesday where he is listed in critical condition after a traffic accident on U.S. 70 East near Princeton. Millisor was traveling east near U.S. 70 Business...

Juror writes letter, pays fine, for causing problems in the Eric Lane trial

Wayne C. Harrison, 71, of Pikeville was fined $500 and ordered by the court to write a letter of apology for his actions during the Eric Lane murder trial. Harrison, a prospective juror in the trial, had spoken to other...

Fremont board denies zoning request

FREMONT -- The Fremont town board and Planning Board denied, in split votes Tuesday night, a rezoning request for a vacant building. The property owner complained and threatened legal action after the votes. "My civil rights have been violated, and...

Public records

Mistrial declared in house burning The Wayne County Superior Court trial of a man accused of burning down his home for insurance money ended Tuesday with a divided jury. The defendant, Kent Peter Larsen, 67, of Daughtry Lane, Pikeville, will...

Wayne commissioners waive landfill fees for Memorial building demolition

The charred remains of the Wayne County Memorial Community Building could be heading to the landfill by mid-January. The county commissioners cleared the way Tuesday for the building's debris to be put in the landfill at no charge. The board's...

Gateway reviews suggestions sites for bus shelters

The Goldsboro Wayne Transportation Authority received a list of proposed sites for bus shelters Monday, but still needs permission from some of the property owners. Paul Larson suggested the following locations: Seymour Homes public housing, Kmart, Piggly Wiggly on Lionel...

Fremont board approves new sidewalks

FREMONT -- The Fremont town board has approved a new design for sidewalks in the first block of East Main Street at a $25,000 price increase. Town Administrator Kerry McDuffie said during Tuesday night's monthly meeting of the Town Board...