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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Wayne's new shelter may cost 1.2 million dollars

Wayne County may spend as much as $1.2 million on a new animal shelter, which would be built to last, officials say. The animal control advisory committee asked the county commissioners Tuesday to build a 10,000-square-foot shelter on Clingman Street...

Yard sale will raise money for Duplin County kennel

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin Animal Rescue Team is planning a yard sale to raise money to help renovate a kennel that is being used to hold unwanted animals. The kennel is at the home of Michael Quinn's home outside Kenansville....

Air Force officer has praise for Wayne County schools

Col. Leonard Coleman, commander of the 4th Mission Support Group at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, applauded the Wayne County school system's efforts to accommodate military families during a tour of two schools on Tuesday. "Anytime you talk to a...

Second gas leak forces evacuation in Goldsboro

A severed gas line kept city employees out of their downtown offices Tuesday for more than an hour. Construction workers accidentally cut a gas line, just before 1 p.m., while doing foundation work on the new city hall building. City...

Public records

Chase ends in multiple charges An alleged drunk driver led Goldsboro police on a 20-minute chase Tuesday night after she allegedly damaged a car in a grocery parking lot. Penny Gayle Jervis, 43, of 4th Street, Smithfield, faces multiple charges,...

Golden "A"s awarded by health department

Schlotzky's Deli again captured the top award for restaurant sanitation given by the Wayne County Health Department. The award is based on scores given during the year's health inspections. The "Golden A" awards, presented annually to restaurants and foodstands that...

Barbecue king's widow observes 100th birthday

Irene Griffin celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, crediting her longevity to "not smoking, not drinking and eating right." Mrs. Griffin, the widow of the late restauranteur Lloyd Griffin, worked part-time for years as a cashier in her husband's well-known...

Briefly

Future millionaire? Melinda Murphy Sink, a 1976 graduate of Eastern Wayne High School, has been chosen as a contestant for "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," a television game show hosted by Meredith Vieira. The segment will air on Thursday...