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Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Tracking a wanted man

Bobby Williams photo Wayne County sheriff's deputies, above, execute a search warrant Monday at the home of Billy Ray Thompson on Hack Drive near Durham Lake Road. They had chased the man who is wanted on felony, misdemeanor and...

MOC awarded 5.68 million dollar building loan

Sen. Elizabeth Dole has announced that the Mount Olive College Foundation will receive a $5,685,000 federal loan to help with the construction of three campus buildings. The money will come from money the U.S. Department of Agriculture makes available for...

Lt. Gov. Perdue tours Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue toured Seymour Johnson Air Force Base on Monday and met with Col. Mike Holmes, commander of the 4th Fighter Wing. She said she is looking for ways to show North Carolina's support for its military bases....

Bill gives annexation areas a say in the process

A bill in the state House would give residents of areas under consideration for annexation a say in the process. Republicans Nelson Dollar of Wake County and Trudi Walend, who represents Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties, are the primary sponsors...

Courthouse tales keep audience rapt

Almost 150 people listened Monday in the old superior courtroom at the Wayne County Courthouse as local lawyers told tall tales from the county's legal past. Geoff Hulse, Charlie Gaylor Jr., Tom Brown and Assistant District Attorney Claud Ferguson wove...

Public records

Man charged with murder A 19-year-old man from Winston-Salem was arrested Monday night by Goldsboro police and charged with the fatal shooting of a man in a restaurant parking lot. Shawn Naurice Holmes was charged with the murder of LaShonnie...

Bowden plant has new owners

WARSAW -- The former Georgia Pacific plant in the Bowdens Crossroad community of northern Duplin County has new owners -- a Wayne County logging company that plans to hold equipment auctions at the site. Georgia-Pacific sold all of the buildings...

City Planning Commission recommnds zoning changes to allow new subdivision, two businesses

The Goldsboro Planning Commission agreed Monday night to support several zoning and other requests that are headed to the City Council. All of the issues have been non-controversial so far. Should no opposition surface, they are all likely to be...

Briefly

Lecture on France Fe Finch, a foreign language instructor at Wayne Community College, will lead a noontime lecture and discussion on "France as Part of the European Community" on Monday, March 14, at the college. The event will be held...