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Monday, February 14, 2005

Hearing Tuesday at 6 p.m. on development around base

Property owners around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base can voice their opinions Tuesday evening on proposed changes in how they can develop their land. A public hearing on the issue will be held at 6 p.m. in Courtroom No. 1...

Mount Olive man killed in Duplin wreck

KENANSVILLE -- A Mount Olive man was killed Sunday morning when his pickup truck overturned on a hunting reserve in northern Duplin County. Benjamin Riggle, 27, died about 9:25 a.m., when his truck flipped after hitting a deep rut on...

Sports memorabilia auction set for March 8

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its second annual sports memorabilia auction March 8 at Lane Tree Country Club. Proceeds from the auction will be used to benefit the Red Cross. The Outback Steakhouse is...

Butterfield questions need for Social Security changes

The Social Security system isn't in crisis or even in need of major repairs, U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield said Saturday night in Goldsboro. "You've heard a lot of talk every day recently about the so-called Social Security crisis," Butterfield said....

Dole, state representatives meet with BRAC deputy director

WASHINGTON -- A delegation of North Carolina officials were to meet today with Phil Grone, the deputy undersecretary of Defense for installations and environment. Grone oversees the Base Realignment and Closure process and is "a key decision-maker," according to Sen....

Public records

Five injured in accidents Five people were injured and damages were estimated at $39,600 in seven recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, lawmen reported. *Both drivers were injured and damages were estimated at $10,000 in a two-car collision at 11:30...

More than half-a-million in grants awarded to Wayne County

Wayne County has been approved for two state grants, totaling $650,000, to help with sewer and water projects. Sen. John Kerr said the formal announcements will be made soon by the North Carolina Rural Economic Center. Wayne will get $350,000...

Opinion - The unveiling

It was back in the late 1950s. I was taking part in a managing editor's seminar at Columbia University in New York. One afternoon, the focus shifted to the most memorable stories participants had covered. One of the fellows had...