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Sunday, June 19, 2005

Where tax dollars come from and where they go

In any household budget, there some items that are up for debate, others that are not. You might have leeway in how much money you spend on clothing or entertainment but the electric bill has to be paid in full,...

Where our education dollars go

This is not your parents' reading, writing and arithmetic. Today's schools deal with miles of paperwork and requirements that come with three-ring binders full of directives and deadlines, but not enough money to provide the materials, staff and facilities to...

A Father's Day story

Jeff Howell and his daughter, Jennifer, live in a quiet residential area of Hood Swamp. But quiet is a relative term when you are hearing-impaired most of your life. But for Jeff and Jennifer, the life they are used to...

Zoning changes on county agenda

Wayne County Commis-sioners will discuss Tuesday a request to change the zoning within the protected area around Seymour Johnson Air Force base. The commissioners passed an ordinance in March restricting population density and establishing a noise overlay zone around the...

Jury set for Lane murder trial

The trial of Eric Glenn Lane for the first-degree murder of a 5-year-old girl will start Monday in Wayne County Superior Court -- maybe. The third and final alternate juror was accepted Friday by the state and defense to complete...

Henson Barnes to be honored by N.C. Bar

Henson Barnes, who retired from his Goldsboro law practice in 1997, will be inducted into the N.C. Bar Association Hall of Fame. Barnes will be inducted Thursday night during the association's annual meeting at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville....

Council to review plans for 300-foot tower

The Goldsboro City Council will review plans Monday night for a 300-foot-high communications tower that could soon loom over U.S. 70. Wayne County has asked the city for a conditional-use permit that would allow the tower to be built at...

Wayne Uplift celebrates anniversary

From staff reports Wayne Uplift Resources Association celebrated its 10th anniversary Thursday with an open house and ceremony at the organization's resource center on Edgerton Street. About 50 people attended, including former and current association board members, agency partners and...

Volunteer Center opportunities

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151 ext. 336 or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Superior Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Matthew R. Mansfield, 18, Tilghman Drive, attempted armed robbery, 46 to 65 months. *James Dean Elswick, 35, North George Street, second-degree burglary, breaking and entering and fleeing to elude arrest,...

Sunday Briefly

Paramount meeting is set for Thursday A community meeting Thursday will try to capture what citizens want in the new Paramount Theater. Architects from Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee want to talk with representatives of local artistic, musical and community...

Seventy local piano students evaluated

Seventy piano pupils from the Goldsboro District participated in the National Fraternity of Student Musicians, sponsored by the National Guild of Piano Teachers, Teacher Division of the American College of Musicians, of which their teachers are members. Adjudicator, Mrs. Ouida...

Public records

Crimes The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating the following crime: *George King of East Mulberry Street told police Friday night that someone broke the window glass to a shed at his home and took a chain saw, shop vacuum...

Mount Olive Court

These cases have been heard in Mount Olive District Court: *Florence Davis, 42, Herring Street, Mount Olive, obstruction of officer, 10 days. *Johnny Edwards, 55, Pollock Street, Mount Olive, driving while license revoked, 45 days suspended, 12 months unsupervised probation,...

Military news

Army Reserve Pvt. Joshua T. McKown has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and...

Host families sought for student exchange program

The North Carolina 4-H program is seeking families to host foreign exchange students for a month this summer and for 10 months beginning this fall. Families are needed to host Japanese exchange students, ages 12 to 15, for four weeks...

Horse clinic planned for weekend

A "Horse 'N' Around for a Cure" horse clinic will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. It will start at 10 a.m. both days. The event will raise money for Relay for...

Families sought to host exchange students

Your family can share the American way of life with a teenager from another country by hosting an exchange student. The STS Foundation is looking for families in the Duplin County area willing to open their hearts and homes to...

Ex-dentist sentenced for child porn

A former dentist at Caswell Center in Kinston was sentenced to 22 years in prison by a federal court in Georgia for engaging in sexual activity with a child and for possession and distributing child pornography. Guilford Watson, 56, of...

Wayne County District Court

Wayne County District Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Joyce Faye Wagner, 28, Price Road, Seven Springs, communicating threats, not guilty. *Mitchell Leodus Bright, 53, South Slocumb Street, larceny (three counts), 120 days. *Jonathan Paul...