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Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Annexation opponents take fight to City Hall

Opponents to the city's proposed annexation packed City Hall on Monday, filling not only council chambers but spilling over into two other board rooms. More than 300 people showed up, many waving anti-annexation signs. News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Mayor Al King...

Criticism of school board answered

School board members say they are upset by innuendoes and misinformation about the school system that is coming from disgruntled community groups. Ever since the Wayne County board announced its $82.5 million construction plan two weeks ago, the school...

Woman killed in wreck; son hospitalized

A 36-year-old woman from Goldsboro was killed Monday night in a collision at Pikes Crossroads, the intersection of N.C. 581 and Pikeville-Princeton Road, the Highway Patrol reported. The victim was identified as Antonia Venise Procter of 501 S. Harding Drive....

Wayne youth to present livestock at annual event

About 80 young people will be showing off their prized possessions this year at the 56th Annual Wayne County Junior Livestock Show and Sale. The event will be April 13-14 at the Wayne Regional Fairground's livestock arena. It is sponsored...

No Pikeville rate increase for out-of-town residents planned

PIKEVILLE -- Out-of-town residents do not have to worry about an increase in their electrical rates for the time being. The town board voted unanimously Monday to absorb the 1.2 percent rate hike. Mayor Tony Medlin established a committee...

Developer's letter to city intended to put rumors to rest

In a letter to Goldsboro City Council members, developer Bill Lane tried Monday to put rumors about his involvement in a proposed annexation to rest. Lane summarized the events surrounding the development and growth of Lane Farms and Lane...

Princeton town board agrees to penalty for sewer violations

PRINCETON -- The Princeton town board agreed Monday night to pay a state-imposed $1,892 penalty for three recent sewer plant violations caused by excessive rain. Mayor Don Rains said the town had been notified in a letter from the...

Public records

Fire damages home A fire today heavily damaged a one-floor home at 114 Sandy Drive. Goldsboro police are investigating, a fire official said. "It looked suspicious," said Assistant Fire Chief Ray Boyette, who noted that the owner had been away...

Briefly

Lighthouse update The Lighthouse of Wayne County has temporarily closed its thrift store, Etcetera, at 205 E. Walnut St. The organization will continue to accept donations of cleaning supplies, toys, office supplies and toiletries, but asks that any other donations...

Princeton police cars run up high gas bills

PRINCETON -- Rising gas prices are affecting the Princeton Police Department, says Chief Eddie Lewis. Lewis told Monday night's monthly town board meeting that the town's gas bill for two police cars was $446 in March. He said his...

Wayne County Democrats to hold caucus April 17

The Wayne County Democratic Party will hold its presidential preference caucus at the county courthouse Saturday, April 17, even though John Kerry has locked up the nomination. The statewide caucus is being held because the primary elections were delayed...

Mount Olive approves alley improvements

MOUNT OLIVE -- Rick Kraft's design to improve an alley beside his studio downtown is approved, but not without much discussion and a split vote. Kraft addressed the town's concerns about access to James Street for emergency workers and...