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Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Fun with newspapers

News-Argus/Brent Hood A group of Mount Olive College basketball fans, known as "The Sixth Man," pulls the old "looking at the newspaper" trick as the Barton Bulldogs are introduced before the basketball game Monday night. In retaliation, a group...

Annexation approved

The Goldsboro City Council passed a resolution Monday declaring its intention to annex land near Salem Church and Buck Swamp roads. The area includes Ashby Hills, Fallingbrook Estates, Morgan Trace, Buck Run, Pineview Acres, Tarklin Acres and Canterbury Village...

School board under pressure

The Wayne County school board is facing pressure from all sides to put a bond referendum on the table to fund construction projects. But don't count on it to pass unless there is something for everybody. Groups from Grantham...

Bryan takes seat

The Goldsboro City Council got a new member Monday and said good-bye to a councilman who has served 16 years. After months of waiting, Jimmy Bryan was sworn in Monday night as the new District 1 City Councilman. Bryan's...

Princeton gets sewer money

PRINCETON -- The town of Princeton, which has been fined numerous times because of sewage spills and other problems, accepted an offer of almost $1.6 million Monday night in federal money for sewer plant construction and sewer line repair....

Confederate T-shirts

Three Southern Wayne High School juniors appeared before the school board Monday night to voice their concerns over the Confederate flag on clothing being banned. One of the three received a three-day suspension last month after refusing a request...

Too soon to school

Saying that the school calendar is "beginning to get out of whack," school board Vice Chairman Lehman Smith set off similar comments from fellow board members on Monday night. The board approved the proposed 2003-2004 school calendar submitted by...

Election director moving

After a decade of working for the Wayne County Board of Elections, almost to the day, Suzanne Southerland is leaving to take a position as director of the Duplin County Board of Elections. She is scheduled to begin her new...

Briefly

Jobless rates drop The unemployment rate fell slightly in Wayne County in December. Around 2,649 county residents, or about 5.1 percent of the workforce, were unemployed in December, according to the Employment Security Commission. That's a decrease of about 144...

Public records

Investigations Wayne County law-enforcement officers are investigating these reports: *A total of $2,494 worth of building supplies was stolen between Jan. 13 and Monday from a yard in the 2100 block of U.S. 70 West, sheriff's deputies said. The property,...

Subdivision approved

The land that could be the site of a future movie theater in Goldsboro made it through one hurdle at Monday night's City Council meeting, but there are still obstacles ahead. "All we're doing tonight is subdividing the land,"...

Pikeville sewer update

PIKEVILLE -- The town board learned that the construction of its sewer plant should begin by this summer. Tyndall Lewis of McDavid Associates, the town's engineer, recommended Monday that the plant's capacity be expanded from 99,000 to 140,000 gallons...

Hospital diversity

Two dozen health care workers from across the state are meeting in Goldsboro this week to learn about bridging the diversity gap. For four days, representatives from four hospitals will gather information to pass on to their cohorts at...

Financial aid forms

Individuals who plan to attend college in the 2004-05 academic year and their families can get assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA forms on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Wayne...

Eureka swearing in

EUREKA -- The town board has officially sworn in all of its members and is ready to move forward at full capacity. Mayor Pro-Tem Randy Bass was sworn in as mayor, and Shirley Hobbs, a write-in candidate from the...

City assistant leaving

After only a little over a year in Goldsboro, Joi Flowers is leaving her post in the city manager's office and heading to Tennessee. Ms. Flowers took the position of assistant to the city manager in November 2002, but is...

Bloodmobile schedule

The February Bloodmobile schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross is as follows: Feb. 6: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Community Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for active-duty military, dependents and retirees. Feb. 10:...

Auto inspection classes at WCC

Wayne Community College Continuing Education will offer two courses on motor vehicle safety and emission inspection three times in the next three months. Cost for the courses is $50 each. The two-session class "Auto Safety and Inspection" will be held...