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Thursday, February 17, 2005

Grant to buy land near base gets tentative OK

Goldsboro and Wayne County may receive almost $6.5 million to buy land south of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's runway. The N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund tentatively approved the grant at its meeting Monday in Asheboro. The trustees will...

Kerr asks that parole be denied

State Sen. John H. Kerr has written the state Post Release Supervision and Parole Commission asking that convicted murderer Garfield Noah Prevette not be paroled. Kerr told Commissioner Charles Mann that "a number of people in the Goldsboro community" had...

Fire damage at Family Y is repaired

The men's locker room in the Goldsboro Family Y reopened Tuesday morning -- four months and a day after a fire damaged the facility. Kriquette Davis, the Family Y's associate executive director, said the general contractor for the repairs, R.N....

Four families to get better homes through block grant

Four Wayne County families living in substandard housing may soon live in a better home, if the county gets the federal funding it expects. The county is eligible for $400,000 in scattered-site housing grants, once it finds participants that meet...

Public records

Brothers charged Three teen-aged brothers, including twins, were arrested Wednesday by the Wayne County sheriff's detectives and charged with two felony offenses in a home invasion and aggravated assault. Josh Scott Lane, 19, Preston Lee Lane, 17, and Justin Allen...

'Jump Rope for Heart' raises more than 50,000 dollars for Heart Association

Students at area elementary schools have raised more than $50,000 for the American Heart Association this month by jumping rope. "Jump Rope for Heart" raises money through sponsors who donate money based on the number of students who participate. The...

Beautification project at Mount Olive Middle to honor late school officer

MOUNT OLIVE -- Technology students at Mount Olive Middle School have undertaken a beautification project to honor the memory of a beloved teacher killed a year ago in a car accident. There already is a bench in front of the...

Briefly

New company formed A new company formed from 11 Deans Specialty Foods plants, including the one in Faison, is expected to have sales of more than $700 million this year. Sam Reed, former president and CEO of Keebler, will...

Clarification

An earlier story reported that a man was arrested on charges of resisting arrest and delivering cocaine on James White Court. A resident of that street wanted it clarified that he was arrested there only because he was chased there...