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Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Code enforcer

News-Argus/Matt Shaw Wayne County code enforcement officer Julian Nelms is on the lookout for signs in mobile home parks that identify lot numbers. The county is now reviewing 203 rental parks for compliance with its ordinance. For more information...

Base ads $800 million to economy

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base affects nearly 15,000 employees and contributes $800 million to the state's economy, according to a new study. The study was prepared for the N.C. Advisory Commission on Military Affairs, which makes recommendations to the...

Clean Water Grant to aid base

The N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund gave preliminary approval Monday to a $2.3 million project to restore wetlands near Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The proposal is to buy 500 undeveloped acres, nearly all of which is in...

Inspecting mobile home parks

People may think of mobile home parks as dirty, nasty, even dangerous. They have had good reason, Julian Nelms figures. Last week Nelms, Wayne County's code enforcement officer, drove through some parks and pointed out why some have a...

Mapping county vision

Wayne County officials spent three hours Monday defining a vision for public schools, economic development and quality of life issues for the area. And they all agreed that it would be difficult to move forward without public involvement and...

Mockingbird panel

Organizers of "Wayne County Reads" hoped to get people reading and then talking about what they read. So far so good. Around 80 people came to Wayne Community College Monday night for the panel discussion of "To Kill A...

Talking trash

Goldsboro City Council members spent some time during a zoning review meeting Monday talking trash, and trying to get something done about it. Councilman Bob Waller wanted to know if there was something enforceable in the existing ordinances that...

New MRI scanner

Wayne Memorial Hospital has received conditional approval from the state for a second MRI scanner. William Paugh, hospital president, told the board of directors today that the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services approved the request for a...

Briefly

New election dates Following Monday's postponement of the primary elections, the Wayne County Board of Elections has a new schedule for this year. The filing period for local and state candidates opens at noon Monday, April 26, and closes at...

Public records

Man wanted for crimes A 40-year-old man with relatives in Wayne County is wanted by authorities in Berks County, Pa., after being tried and convicted in absentia of several aggravated sexual assaults and sentenced to 21 to 42 years in...

United Way incentive

United Way has added something new to its 2004 campaign -- a chance for donors to win a brand new car. As a campaign incentive this year, Goldsboro Chrysler Dodge Jeep has donated a Dodge Dakota, worth about $15,000,...