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Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Commissioners approve zoning restrictions around base

The Wayne County commissioners approved an ordinance Tuesday restricting population density and establishing a noise overlay zone around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The ordinance will affect about 26 square miles of land. New homes won't be allowed in areas...

Road issues bring input, no decisions

A request to close a county road in order to expand the Mount Olive Airport drew opposition Tuesday at the Wayne County Commissioners' meeting. The commissioners didn't make a decision. "Don't close Kelly Springs Road." said Willie Ray Starling, "Close...

Mount Olive turns attention to fire hydrants

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive town officials are trying to figure ways to improve its fire-hydrant system, including where to install new ones. The town's volunteer firefighters say they want hydrants everywhere they can get them. Proximity to a hydrant...

Goldsboro High and Brogden Middle win Knowledge Bowl

Goldsboro High and Brodgen Middle schools emerged the winners at the Knowledge Bowl held recently at Dillard Middle School. Sponsored by the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base African American Heritage Committee, the event was designed to further educate youth on...

Public records

Charges These people were charged by Goldsboro police: *Antonio Montrell Moore, 20, of North Pineview Avenue, assault on a female and assault on a law officer, resisting arrest, failure to appear, injury to real property, trespass, no bond. *Henry Calvin...

American Red Cross heroes campaign kicks off

Local "heroes" came together Tuesday to kick off the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross' annual fund-raising campaign. This year's Heroes Campaign will run through March 31. A "hero" is someone who vows to raise at least $1,000...

Neuse River Senior Games scheduled for April 25

The Neuse River Senior Games will begin April 25, and registration forms are available at the Duplin County Senior Center at 213 Seminary Street in Kenansville. Senior citizens in Duplin, Lenoir, Greene, Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties are eligible to...

Briefly

A legendary goof One legend of the Wayne County Courthouse was even stranger once it was recounted in Tuesday's newspaper. During Monday's Wayne County Reads event, Claud Ferguson told the story of how a bullethole appeared in a stained-glass window...

Dillard celebrates Wales Day

The Irish have St. Patrick's Day. The Welsh have St. David's Day. March 1 marks the celebration of the patron saint of Wales, a day for Welsh all over the world to celebrate their culture. So Josie Whysall, the media...