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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Sisters oppose stepbrother's release

Sisters Tammy Gurley, left, and Holly Moore oppose parole for their stepbrother, Terry Weeks, who fatally shot their mother and stepfather in 1985. For more information see Sisters fight double-murderer's parole....

Sisters fight double-murderer's parole

Two sisters whose lives were changed forever 20 years ago when their mother and stepfather were murdered want to make sure the killer remains in prison. Holly Moore and Tammy Gurley will state their case Monday to the state Post-Release...

County honors fallen heroes at holiday ceremony

Young people might not see Memorial Day as anything other than a chance for a long weekend, said the speaker at a ceremony held Monday at Wayne Community College. But for those who have served their country, the day represents...

County will ask resdients for 10 cents more in taxes

County Manager Lee Smith presented a proposed 2005-06 budget to commissioners today that includes a 10-cent increase in the property tax rate. Commissioners got a preview of the budget, which calls for a tax rate of 76 cents per $100...

Bill targets electronics disposal

A bill pending in the Legislature might help provide a way to safely dispose of obsolete electronic equipment. That's something a local environmental organization has been working toward for years. For the past two years, Keep Wayne County Beautiful has...

Public records

School damaged Vandals inflicted an estimated $1,266 worth of damages between Sunday and Monday at Spring Creek High School, according to a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. A chain-link fence around a greenhouse was cut, holes were...

Briefly

Flag ceremony set for June 14 Don't throw away that faded flag. Take it to a flag retirement ceremony at 5 p.m. on June 14 at the American Legion Post 11 on U.S. 117 South of Goldsboro. Flags are not...

Norwayne honors memory of student who died last year

One of the awards presented at Norwayne Middle School this spring honored the memory of a student who died a year ago in a trailer fire. Michelle Darden, a sixth-grade teacher at the school, said that she and Stephen Frederick...

Faith Christian students sweep scholastic shoot-out

Faith Christian Academy students made a clean sweep during the third annual scholastic shoot-out competition, held recently at Dillard Middle School. Sponsored by Smart Choices for Youth, formerly Wayne County Youth Outreach, and Coca Cola, students in sixth, seventh and...