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Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Indictments returned against Dudley teens

Three teen-agers have been indicted by the Wayne County grand jury on charges of murdering a man near Dudley. The three are accused of the fatal shooting of Billy Joe "B.J." Gregory on Oct. 15, 2004, in his home at...

One crash victim remains critical

The condition of one Charles B. Aycock High School student involved in an accident Monday evening at the intersection of N.C. 581 and Nahunta Road has improved, but the other student remains in critical condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital...

Students try out governing

It's difficult to direct a county government, said students who spent Tuesday sitting as a temporary board of commissioners. Sometimes, they said, it's hard just to get board members to get along. Students from six Wayne County high schools spent...

Commission will keep teacher scholarship

Wayne County Commis-sioners decided Tuesday to continue funding a scholarship program designed to lure top students back to the county to teach. Commissioners initiated the county-funded teacher scholarship program in 2000, but they have recently been wondering about its effectiveness....

Building plan keeps North Duplin open

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Education adopted a building plan Tuesday night that keeps North Duplin High School open and maintains existing school district lines. Board members approved the $42 million plan unanimously. Previous proposals had called for...

Public records

Assistant chief reports fire Assistant Fire Chief Gary Whaley was driving up South Center Street to the downtown headquarters station Tuesday and said he saw smoke a block away. “It just didn’t look right,” Whaley said today. “I went...

Mount Olive College commencement Saturday

From staff reports MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College will graduate around 300 students at its 51st spring graduation exercises Saturday. Ceremonies begin at 2 p.m. in College Hall. Commencement speaker will be Dr. Thomas R. Morris, a retired Goldsboro...

Farmers market could open in same location

The city of Goldsboro will open the farmers market, most likely in the same location and on a scaled-back schedule. During a work session Monday, City Council members agreed to allow the farmers to use the parking lot of the...

Schools recognize secretaries

The Wayne County Association of Educational Office Professionals held its annual installation banquet this week, presenting several awards and installing officers. A $500 scholarship was awarded to Christopher Campbell, a senior at Eastern Wayne High School. Campbell plans to pursue...

Center Street Jams begin Thursday

Jam begins The Band of Oz will perform Thursday at the first Center Street Jam of the year. The beach band has been performing since the 1960s and continues to do 200-300 shows a year across the Carolinas. It has...