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Sunday, July 3, 2005

Annexation vote set for Tuesday

County residents who want to influence Goldsboro City Council's vote concerning a proposed annexation will run out of time Tuesday. The council is expected to vote on the proposal to annex nearly 475 acres and about 370 homes in neighborhoods...

Schools to challenge county for money

The Wayne County Board of Education is contesting the amount of money allocated by county commissioners for current expense for 2005-06. School board members will meet with commissioners Tuesday at 3 p.m. to discuss the issue. State law permits local...

Commissioners to hold school money

Wayne County School districts will get a 5 percent increase over last year's budget, but they won't be able to spend it. Instead, the county commissioners will put the money, totaling $801,000, into a reserve account earmarked for the schools....

Alternate replaces missing juror in Lane trial

One of the three male jurors in the Eric Lane murder trial was excused Friday, and the first alternate, a female, took his place. Lane, 34, is accused of kidnapping, raping, and killing, 5-year-old Precious Whitfield in 2002. If convicted,...

Gray to pay air fare to Hawaii

Wayne County Commis-sioner Bud Gray will pay out of his own pocket for his airline ticket to attend the annual convention of the National Association of County Commissioners in Honolulu in July. Clerk Marcia Wilson will pay for her entire...

Duplin to consider raising hotel occupancy tax to 6%

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin commissioners will hold a public hearing at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on increasing the hotel occupancy tax by 3 percent. The rate now is 3 percent of the hotel bill, and the county commissioners are thinking about raising...

Park dedicated in Pikeville

PIKEVILLE -- About 100 people helped dedicate the park on the grounds of the old Pikeville School Saturday during the town's eighth Independence Day celebration. The dedication of Minnie Dees Park on School Street kicked off a full day of...

Sunday Briefly

Waynesboroough celebration planned Waynesborough Historical Village is making plans for next weekend's Summerfest celebration. The annual event is a chance for visitors young and old to go back to the 1800s and enjoy the simple pleasures of the "good old...

Volunteer 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...

Student News

Jason Sutton represented Spring Creek High School at the 2005 Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) on June 9-12 at North Carolina State University. Sutton joined other students from across the state, each nominated as ambassadors by their high schools...

Public Record

Faces charges Goldsboro police charged Maurice Andrew Williams, 23, of Pleasant Pines Drive, Dudley, with resisting an officer and larceny after an A Street man said he robbed him. Steven Tyrone Barnes said he was robbed while he was in...

Princeton July 4 program begins at 11

PRINCETON -- The Princeton Area Minister's Association will present a July 4th program to honor local heroes, public servants and military veterans on July 4 at 11 a.m. at the Postal Service office Princeton. Local dignitaries will present the program...

Leadership Wayne applications sought

For the past 15 years, a program has been quietly working to change the face of leadership in the Wayne County area. Approximately 350 individuals who come from diverse backgrounds - health care, education, financing, law enforcement, manufacturing, human services,...

Businesses prepare for big July 4 weekend

The new owner at the Best Western Goldsboro Inn said Friday afternoon his hotel wasn't filled with holiday travelers yet, but by the end of the day, it would be. Ash Patel, who bought the Best Western at 801 E....