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Sunday, July 31, 2005

Torrential rain floods Mount Olive streets

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive business owners and residents were cleaning up Saturday after a torrential downpour on Friday night dumped an estimated four-to-six inches of rain in less than two hours on the city. There were no reports of...

Farm family honored

WAYNE COUNTY -- Bryant Worley's father had a saying, "God needed a caretaker, so he made a farmer." And five generations later, Bryant and his wife, Debbie, are still taking that message to heart ... and one step further. The...

National Night Out is Tuesday

The National Night Out program in Wayne County brings together residents from neighborhoods and subdivisions and gives them the opportunity to meet law-enforcement officers and to see their equipment close up. The county's 13th annual National Night Out program will...

Public hearing Tuesday on 911 phone surcharge

From staff reports Wayne County commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday morning on a proposal to increase the surcharge for 911 emergency telephone service. The commissioners are pondering an increase of $1 per month, from 85 cents to $1.85...

Sales Tax Holiday begins Friday

Vacations will soon be ending and thoughts will turn to books and teachers and shopping for school supplies. As summer slips into fall, parents can ease the transition by purchasing school items tax-free this coming weekend. North Carolina's fourth annual...

City council to consider zoning request

From staff reports The Goldsboro City Council will consider the rezoning of property on Wayne Country Day Road to permit a medical office at its meeting Monday night. The council will meet at 7 p.m. at City Hall after a...

Arts Council discusses ways to raise money

When you think of the Arts Council of Wayne County, a number of topics may come to mind: visual art, classes for children and adults, assistance to area arts groups, special projects and programs, and, of course, the big art...

Wayne Superior Court

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Clarence Jerome Smith, 21, Frank Street, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 10 to 12 months. *Travis Devone Darden, 18, Everittsville Road, Dudley, larceny from the person, five...

Student news

Two area students have been awarded scholarships by the N.C. Association of Convenience Stores, which assists store employees and families. The students, schools and sponsoring stores are Emily Benton of Mount Olive, a student at East Carolina University, sponsored by...

Public records

Stolen car yields drugs, 2 arrests An investigation of an abandoned vehicle on Friday led to the arrest of two men and the discovery of drugs by the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. When deputies...

58 More at Four slots are added

The Partnership for Children of Wayne County has added 58 More at Four slots for the upcoming programming year. That brings the total of children served to 468, a 14.2 percent increase from last year and an increase of 867...

Military news

Lt. Col. George R. Farfour, a Goldsboro native, was recently selected for a National Defense Fellowship. The National Defense Fellowship program is the highest and most prestigious honor within the Air Force's Senior Developmental Education Program. Only 25 senior officers...

Wayne District Court news

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Erma Lee McNair, 69, Baler Drive, failure to stop for stopped school bus, not guilty. *Aimee Clark, 25, North Jefferson Avenue, stalking, not guilty. *Mohssen Almojadid, South Slocumb Street, communicating...