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Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Movie theater race tightens

The race between two movie theaters intent on locating in Goldsboro is tightening. The City Council approved a subdivision plan for the site of a proposed 12-screen theater off the Martin Luther King Expressway, near the Best Western Motel...

Grantham break-ins

Two employees at Grantham Supply saw a couple walking Tuesday behind the store with bags and went outside to check on them. The couple ran away. Ted Grantham, also a Grantham volunteer fire chief, chased and caught the man,...

Perdue states military's importance

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue speaks Tuesday with Troy Pate, co-chairman of the N.C. Advisory Commission on Military Affairs, at the Goldsboro Rotary Club meeting. Not everyone in North Carolina understands the importance of the state's military bases,...

Metal detectors at school not related to attack

Metal detectors were set up at the entrances to Spring Creek High School today, but officials say it was not in response to a girl being cut with a razor blade. A 15-year-old girl was cut Tuesday with a razor...

Bell seeks re-election

Wayne County Commis-sioner John Bell announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election in District 3. Bell is proud of the board's accomplishments in the past four years, which include the creation of a countywide emergency medical services system. Bell "I...

County begins discussion of animal shelter

A modern, sanitary and safe animal shelter probably would cost as much as $1 million, Wayne County officials say. County Manager Lee Smith believes the animal control task force, which requested the million-dollar budget, was close to the cost...

Landfill location still unknown

Somewhere around the middle of Duplin County a new landfill is going to be built. Nobody will know exactly where until engineers finish their investigation of five potential sites, county officials say. First, they have to get permission from...

Briefly

Oh, deer! Pat Nunn of Goldsboro says she thought Friday the 13th was the day you're supposed to see a black cat, but instead she saw two deer crossing in front of her while she was on Berkeley Boulevard. She...

Rallies rescheduled

Two public rallies to discuss community high schools in Grantham and Mount Olive canceled due to Tuesday's pending weather will be rescheduled. A date has not been set for the Grantham rally, and the public forum in Mount Olive...

Public records

Teacher dies LA GRANGE -- A sixth-grade teacher at Frink Middle School was killed Sunday in a traffic collision on U.S. 117 in southern Wilson County. Shonté Nicole Edmundson, 24, of LaGrange, was making a left turn onto Church Loop...

Honor Farfour, but uphold city policy

The man known as "Mr. Tennis" throughout the state will be honored by the Goldsboro City Council, but city policy prohibits the council from naming city tennis courts after him. In October, the Goldsboro Tennis Association sent a letter...