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Sunday, July 10, 2005

Rail route news expected

Transportation officials will announce next week their preferred route for Raleigh-to-Wilmington passenger train service. The N.C. Department of Transportation has scheduled meetings Monday with the press and local officials in Goldsboro and Fayetteville. A third briefing will be Tuesday in...

Mount Olive police hunting for suspect in June shooting

MOUNT OLIVE -- A man wanted in connection with a shooting death is still evading police. Mount Olive Police Chief Emmett Ballree said the longer Richard Lee Swinson, 26, evades police, the guiltier he looks. Ballree said he expects to...

Re-enactors, visitors brave heat at Waynesborough's Summerfest

If you think Saturday was hot enough, here are two words for you -- wool underpants. The Civil War re-enactors at Summerfest were keeping it real, which for some meant wearing era-appropriate clothing, even where the public couldn't see. "We...

Mount Olive College will add new campus in Washington

MOUNT OLIVE - Mount Olive College plans to open its sixth location in the Washington area as early as October. President Dr. William Byrd said the college is finalizing negotiations on a site located on Highway 264, west of Washington...

He's found new thrills ...

When former state Sen. Henson Barnes retired from his Goldsboro law firm a decade ago, he intended to spend the rest of his days admiring the view from his home on White Lake. That lasted about four days. "Well, I...

Event at park conveys gratitude to military

Turnout for Saturday's Military Appreciation Com-munity Event at Herman Park was not what organizers had hoped or Mayor Al King thought was appropriate. About 200 people were gathered around the gazebo at 11 a.m. as local dignitaries paid tribute to...

Pikeville resident's thoughts on self-confidence appear in national teen magazine

Brittany Harper of Pikeville appears in the August issue of Teen People. She was asked to give an interview after she submitted e-mailed comments about a subject the magazine planned to cover. The topic was body image and self-esteem, and...

Tuition to increase 4 percent at WCC for fall semester

Tuition to attend Wayne Community College has increased 4 percent. The college announced Friday that starting with the fall 2005 semester, the credit hour charge for residents will increase from $38 per credit hour to $39.50. The maximum a resident...

Teachers work to strengthen literacy skills

Wayne County Public Schools K-8 teachers are taking steps to strengthen literacy skills by building reading communities. One way this is being done is through providing re-sources to instruct children in the classroom. By establishing classroom libraries, teachers and students...

Energy co-op awards scholarships to 35

Thirty-five high school seniors from Wayne, Duplin and Lenoir counties have been awarded scholarships totaling $15,750 from the Tri-County Electric Member-ship Corp.'s employee-funded scholarship program. A banquet was held to recognize the students and their parents on May 1. "Our...

Public Record

Sex offender charged again The Wayne County Sheriff's Office arrested a Goldsboro man Friday and charged him with taking indecent liberties with a child. Tony Curtis Goff, 43, of Grayston Drive, was placed in the Wayne County Jail under $50,000...

Military Appreciation Day downtown Thursday

Downtown Goldsboro will celebrate Military Appreciation Day on Thursday. Downtown merchants will offer special deals for military personnel, and the band Liquid Pleasure will perform as part of Center Street Jam. "Our board decided they wanted to do something to...

County commissioners to consider August hearing on E911 phone surcharge

County commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 11 a.m. Monday in the commissioners meeting room on the fourth floor of the Wayne County Courthouse. The commissioners are expected to set a public hearing for Aug. 2 on the...