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Thursday, January 20, 2005

More snow on the way overnight

Wayne County's snow lovers had the best of both worlds Wednesday. They got to see a dusting of the white stuff covering cars and grassy areas without the nasty road conditions that plagued Raleigh and other areas north and west...

Heat restored at Wayne schools; officials await next wintry blast

Heat has been restored in all the county schools, but now students may be given Friday off if tonight's snow forecast comes true. Eastern Wayne Elementary, Norwayne Middle and Northeast Elementary schools were without heat on Tuesday because of electrical...

Council ponders raise for employees

Three members of the Goldsboro City Council said this week that they aren't ready to give city employees a cost of living raise, but they agreed to consider the matter again in February. City Manager Richard Slozak recommended giving employees...

Counterfeit operation discovered

MOUNT OLIVE -- Police say they have broken up a counterfeiting ring and that a suspect involved in it may have had a hand in robbing a Mexican restaurant earlier this month. Mount Olive Police Lt. Tommy Brown said he...

City in good financial shape, manager says

Goldsboro City Manager Richard Slozak gave the City Council a parting piece of good news before his retirement on Friday: The city is in great financial shape. The six-month financial analysis, presented Tuesday by Slozak and Finance Director Richard Durham,...

County reserves increased in 2004

Wayne County has reversed a trend of spending its savings, commissioners learned this week. For a second straight year, the county was able to increase its unreserved fund balance for the general fund. That term refers to the county's savings...

Sensory garden created at Edgewood School in memory of autistic student

The memory of an autistic child lives on at Edgewood School in a garden that was created to give other children a chance to enjoy the sensory experiences that he loved so much. Chad Comer was a 6-year-old student at...

Public records

Arrest made after holdup A man with a gun robbed a fast-food restaurant on Berkely Boulevard on Wednesday night of an undetermined amount of money. Police arrested a suspect 25 minutes later. An assistant manager at the Sonic Drive-In at...

Republican precinct meetings to be held in February

The Wayne County Republican Party has scheduled several of its annual precinct meetings. These meetings are now set: *Precinct No. 23 (Goldsboro Wesleyan), 6:30 p.m., Feb. 1 *Precinct No. 20 (First African Baptist), 7:30 p.m., Feb. 1 *Precinct No. 2...

Fremont Town Board decides to participate in block grant program

FREMONT -- The Fremont town board has agreed to participate in a second scattered-site Community Development Block Grant program. The board made the decision during Tuesday night's monthly meeting at Town Hall. The program will be administered by Wayne County....

Democratic chairman to speak at MOC business breakfast

MOUNT OLIVE -- Barbara Allen, chairman of the state Democratic Party, will be the featured speaker Thursday, Jan. 27 at Mount Olive College's Business Breakfast Briefing. The breakfast buffet will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Hennessee Room of the...