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Sunday, June 5, 2005

Commissioners plan trip to Hawaii

Four members of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and the board's clerk are planning to attend the annual convention of the National Association of County Commissioners next month in Honolulu, Hawaii. The trip will cost Wayne taxpayers about $10,000....

Drug court to help families reunite

Wayne County will soon launch a new court program that is intended to get parents off drugs and alcohol and reunite them with their children. Funded by a federal grant, Wayne Family Treatment Court will begin in July. It will...

Aycock graduate still battling back after two crashes

Amanda Thigpen is starting to get a little stir crazy having to sit around all day while her classmates are enjoying their last summer before college. Family and friends are more patient, painfully aware that only a month ago she...

Their league of dreams

Gary Phiffer put his arms around Ezekiel Gonzales and showed him how a real ball player holds a bat. The field was muddy, and the National Anthem was an afterthought. The players didn't always know where to run or why...

Bureau still intends to close prison camp

The Federal Bureau of Prisons is proceeding with plans to close the federal prison camp at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, although the Seymour Support Council is still hoping for a reprieve. The proposal to close the local camp and...

Council aims to complete budget Monday

The Goldsboro City Council plans to finish the city's 2005-06 budget Monday night. The council has made several changes since the budget was proposed last month, but it still is based on a 65-cents property tax rate, up 5 cents...

Horse clinic at fairgrounds to benefit Relay for Life

A "Horse 'N' Around for A Cure" horse clinic will be held June 25 and 26 at Wayne County Fairgrounds. It will start at 10 a.m. both days. The event is intended to raise money for Relay for Life. Experienced...

Public record

Underwear stolen Two juveniles were caught Friday stealing six pairs of underwear and a woman's girdle, worth $85, from Belk Department Store. According to the police department, the two suspects were observed concealing the items inside their clothing. Once they...