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Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Log truck crash

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit This is the scene in Fremont this morning after the driver of a logging truck lost control and ran into the carport of a house on U.S. 117. For more information see Log truck hits home in...

Rhodes appeals unfairness

Goldsboro Councilman J.B. Rhodes said Tuesday, before what may have been his last council meeting, that he has filed an appeal to try to keep his political seat. Rhodes received the written order from the state Friday that declared...

Log truck hits home in Fremont

FREMONT -- The driver of a logging truck that ran into a house on U.S. 117 in Fremont this morning was being treated in the emergency room of Wayne Memorial Hospital at press time. Fremont Police Chief Ben Reid said...

Farmers hope for a leaf buyout

MOUNT OLIVE -- A buyout, a cut in quotas and tough competition from other countries were hot topics at the annual meeting of tobacco farmers in the area. The future of a tobacco buyout depends on whether it will...

Studies for annexing northern area OK'd

The Goldsboro City Council agreed Tuesday to spend $250,000 on studies connected with annexing areas northwest of town. Several subdivisions are under consideration, including an area where residents had wanted to form their own town called "Northbrook" in an...

City gets good news on its audit report

What once was thought to have been a $1.7 million loss for Goldsboro has turned into a $400,000 gain. City Council members received the good news Tuesday from Dean Horne of the accounting firm of Pittard, Perry & Crone...

City street closing

Opinions were decidedly mixed about the proposed closing of a street near Salem Church Road during Monday night's City Council meeting. Bryan Alley and Angila Sutton, adjoining property owners, have petitioned the city of Goldsboro to close Sunset Lane. The...

Gardner is fireman of the year

Not only has Kenneth Gardner tried to keep Wayne County's roads safe as a state Highway Patrol trooper, but he also has tried to protect property and lives in the Pikeville-Pleasant Grove fire district as a volunteer firefighter. For...

Briefly

Condron remembered The Wayne County commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday to memorialize Bill Condron at the Borden Building, soon to be the home of mental health services. A plaque with his name and picture will be hung in the Bill Condron...

Public records

Thieves take cash, jewelry from 5 homes About $11,007 worth of property, including jewelry and entertainment equipment, and $5,135 in cash were stolen from five homes, according to Wayne County Sheriff's Office reports. *A safe with $4,500 and jewelry, valued...

Golden A awards

Calling area restaurants with the highest sanitation grades the "valedictorians" for 2003, Ben King of the Health Department applauded winners of the Golden "A" awards on Tuesday night. There were ties in two categories this year, bringing the number...

Eastpointe official says Wayne receiving same care

The merger of four county mental health agencies has not limited Wayne County residents' access to services, Eastpointe officials said Tuesday. However, the state's reform of its mental health system still has many unknowns, Director Jack St. Clair told...

Duplin considers creating county EMS

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County commissioners were surprised Tuesday to learn that all of the members of the volunteer Kenansville EMS squad planned to resign next month. This prompted the commissioners to add a new item to the agenda:...