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Sunday, May 1, 2005

Will it stay or close?

Sometime the Federal Bureau of Prisons will formally ask Congress for permission to close the prison camp at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. When is sometime? That’s what the camp’s 84 employees would like to know. “The decision could...

Budget proposal on city council agenda

City Manager Joe Huffman will present his 2005-06 budget proposal to the Goldsboro City Council at its meeting Monday night. The draft budget will be given to the council members during a briefing that will begin at 5 p.m. Huffman...

Voilunteers give up Saturday for cleanup

More than 150 volunteers braved Saturday's stormy forecast, speeding drivers, fire ants and poison ivy to clean nearly 36 miles of roadsides in Goldsboro and the county. If you want to see the results of the Spring Litter Sweep, however,...

Luminarias will honor cancer victims, survivors

A white paper bag containing a little sand and a candle might seem like a small way to remember someone who has died from cancer or to honor someone who is battling the disease, but when you put 6,000...

County advocates take stand against child abuse, neglect

America's children are being abused and neglected -- even in Wayne County, and the community has to come together to protect them. That was the message the Wayne County For Children Council was trying to get out at its Child...

Wayne Republicans seek marriage rule

The Wayne County Republican Party announced Friday it will take steps to ensure marriage in North Carolina remains a commitment between a man and a woman. Party officials plan to ask the county Board of Commissioners this week to support...

Dole staffer to assist BRAC Commission

Dole Staffer to assist BRAC Commission A member of Sen. Elizabeth Dole's staff will be assisting the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission, according to a spokeswoman for Ms. Dole. Christine Hill, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, will join...

Wayne students earn top honors at technology event

Student teams from four area schools captured top honors during the Technology Student Association state competition, held recently in Greensboro. Mount Olive Middle School was named top middle school chapter in the state, defeating 23 other middle schools and...

James Sprunt names building after former commissioner

KENANSVILLE -- James Sprunt Community College dedicated its newly finished technology center Thursday in honor of a former county commissioner and college trustee. Zettie B. Williams also has served as a member of the East Pointe Mental Health and Duplin...

Superior Court

Wayne County Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Billy Ray Faison, 47, Olivia Lane, breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods, not guilty. *Jeffrey Leon Harding, 34, South Virginia Street, possession with...

Public Record

Utility pole snapped in half A hit-and-run driver damaged a utility pole on Jackson Street Saturday morning, the Goldsboro Police Department reported. Around 6:45 a.m., a 2003 Dodge ran off the side of Jackson Street, hit the pole, which split...

MOC scholarship golf tournament this weekend

From staff reports MOUNT OLIVE - The 19th annual Handy Mart/Mount Olive College Invitational Golf Tournament, which provides more money for scholarships than any other single fund-raising endeavor at Mount Olive College, is scheduled for this weekend. To date, the...

Water service announcements

Water notes City residents may detect a slight difference in the taste of their tap water this week. Once a year, the state requires the city to convert its water system from chloramines disinfectant to a "free chlorine" disinfectant. That...