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Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Budget raises rates for sewer 15 percent

Goldsboro's proposed new budget contains no tax increases, but sewer rates will go up 15 percent. Under the proposal, long-term employees would receive longevity pay. And the city attorney will be paid $30,000 more for legal fees. Of that...

Opponents speak out against Goldsboro zoning requests

Opponents of two zoning requests -- one on Patetown Road and one on Salem Church Road -- spoke out Monday at Goldsboro City Council hearings. Residents of the newly annexed area protested the Salem Church Road request, saying it...

Goldsboro officer's son shot to death

SNOW HILL -- The 21-year-old son of a Goldsboro police officer was fatally shot Saturday night, and a suspect was arrested about 12 hours later. The victim was identified by authorities as Raymond Earl Parker Jr., 21, of 313...

Suicide suspected in death of airman

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) -- An airman from Tennessee and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina who died of non-hostile injuries in Iraq is believed to have committed suicide, the Defense Department said. Senior Airman Pedro I. Espaillat Jr.,...

Pipe collapse causes pothole

A street cave-in at the corner of Ash and William streets was probably caused by the collapse of a storm sewer pipe, said city General Services Director Joe Sawyer. The storm sewer system transports rainwater via pipes under the...

Local groups rally on Brown anniversary

The 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Supreme Court decision to end segregation was celebrated Monday night, along with a challenge to continue the legacy. A public rally, held at Greenleaf Christian Church and attended by an estimated 200 people,...

Briefly

No ties, no problem Goldsboro city councilmen enjoyed their first night of freedom from ties during Monday night's council meeting. Two weeks ago the council passed the annual ordinance allowing themselves and city employees to give up ties at work...

Public records

Break-ins cleared The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says it has cleared several residential break-ins in the southern part of the county with the arrest of a teen-ager. William Allen Jackson Jr., 17, of O'Berry Road, Mount Olive, was charged with...

Council honors youth group

A record number of high school seniors from the Goldsboro Youth Council were recognized Monday by the City Council. The 24 students representing various high schools in the area received over $400,000 in scholarships. Previously the highest number of...

Workforce Investment Act Out-of-School Youth Program banquet

A college program that helps high school dropouts remove some of the obstacles to education recently recognized some of its outstanding participants. Wayne Community College honored students, teachers and community partners for 2003-2004 during a Workforce Investment Act Out-of-School Youth...

Parents protest at Warsaw school

WARSAW -- The day before end-of-grade testing was to begin, about a dozen relatives of students attending Warsaw Elementary School waved picket signs and shouted slogans. The protesters on Monday said they wanted the school to hire a full-time...

Man walks to draw attention to obesity

Some people might think it's crazy to walk 1,200 miles, but Gary Marino undertook the "million calorie march" to stop the madness of obesity. "This walk was my idea," he said. "I spent more than 20 years battling weight,...

Busier-than-usual Atlantic hurricane season expected

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters are predicting an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. At a news conference Monday in Houston, Texas, NOAA officials said the season outlook is for 12 to 15 tropical storms, with six to eight systems becoming...

Boys & Girls Club will extend hours to meet summer crowd

The hours have been extended at the Boys & Girls Club for this summer to accommodate increased membership. Members between ages 6 and 18 can come to the club between the hours of noon and 6 p.m. Hours used...

Correction -- Relay for Life

The article in Sunday's print edition on the Relay for Life left out some information, due to a computer malfunction. The News-Argus apologizes for the error. Here are the passages from the article that were missing: Helen Bennett, 64, was...