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Tuesday, March 2, 2004

One of two multi-plexes on hold

One of two multiplex movie theaters planned for Goldsboro suffered a setback Monday night when the City Council deferred making a decision on its site and landscape plans. All Star Entertainment is one of two companies hoping to build...

Pikeville residents protest proposed rate hikes

PIKEVILLE -- The town commissioners unplugged plans to raise electrical rates for out-of-town customers after hearing Monday from some angry people. But the town board is likely to vote next month for an increase and, as of now, town...

Students, staff shocked at teacher's death

The death of a Mount Olive Middle School teacher has sent shock waves through the school. Harriet Meek, 37, was killed Monday in a car accident around 7 a.m. at Elm Street and the Martin Luther King Expressway. Her...

Gold Dust Compost on sale soon

Goldsboro gardeners will soon be able to buy bags of the city's high-quality compost and mulch. Several nurseries in Wayne County will be selling bags of the material. The city will also sell from its compost plant, but there,...

SUVs may be limited in Mt. Olive parking

MOUNT OLIVE -- Fire officials say sport utility vehicles parked by the railroad tracks on Center Street are slowing down fire trucks. The town manager will ask downtown merchants their opinions about signs directing SUV drivers to park on...

Mt. Olive buying land for sewage treatment

MOUNT OLIVE -- The town has begun negotiations to buy land to start building a regional sewer system. The Mount Olive town commissioners voted Monday night after a closed session to allow the mayor to sign an option to...

Briefly

Anonymous gift The Foundation of Wayne Community College has received a gift of $10,000 to its Distinguished Faculty Fund from an anonymous donor. The money will be used for salary supplements, professional development and travel for faculty. "That's a very...

Saturday computer classes added at Wayne Community

Wayne Community College Continuing Education has added two computer courses to its Saturday spring lineup. Introduction to Microsoft Office 2000 will be held March 13 through June 26 from 9 a.m. until noon in Room 220 of the Magnolia...

Public records

Body found The body of a 61-year-old man was found Monday in a field near the 1600 block of Courtyard Circle, a Goldsboro police report said. The man was identified as Willie West Weatherspoon of 2202 Courtyard Circle. He was...

Princeton board approves tower

PRINCETON -- The Princeton town board has approved a permit for a 340-foot-tall commercial communications tower, over the objections of a neighboring landowner. Jewel Chestnut asked the board for permission to construct the tower on his property in the...

Barber to retire

Raymond Howell says he "got the barber notion as a teen-ager." That was in the 1930s, during the Great Depression. Armed with hand clippers, he cut the hair of his father and three brothers -- his first customers. News-Argus/Brent Hood...