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Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Team gets new van

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit The Wayne County sheriff's underwater recovery team now has a van for its equipment. Sheriff's Maj. Billy Anderson, left, supervises the team. The used van is a converted ambulance, donated by Wayne County Emergency Services, represented by...

County manager gets four-year contract

The Wayne County commissioners agreed Tuesday on a contract for County Manager Lee Smith, his first since taking the job two years ago. The four-year deal does not change Smith's salary, currently $92,000, or his benefits, although it does...

County departments cooperate to help sheriff's dive team go mobile

The Wayne County sheriff's dive team can now store its equipment and ride in style. The dive team has been given a surplus ambulance by Wayne County Emergency Services. "We donated the van to the Sheriff's Office with the...

Mabry named one of 10 correction officers of the year

Donald Mabry, an intake officer at Neuse Correctional Institution in Goldsboro, has been named a state Department of Correction officer of the year. Mabry and the nine other officers nominated were honored last week. Mabry, a native of Rocky Mount...

Fremont to work with Eureka on sewer overcharges

FREMONT -- Fremont town officials will work with Eureka to find out why Eureka's sewer bill is three times higher than its meter shows. Dr. Mike Acquesta, the contracted engineer for both towns, had told the Eureka town board...

Royall Avenue will get spruce-up from Appearance Commission

Soon crepe myrtle trees will line parts of Royall Avenue, if the Appearance Commission has its way. The group is hoping the railroad company, which owns the right-of-way between William and Bane streets, will waive the annual leasing fee...

Fremont board approves new sidewalks

FREMONT -- Construction of new sidewalks on the first block of East Main Street in Fremont will not begin for three or four weeks. The work was supposed to be completed last December as part of the $435,000 downtown...

Jones bill would delay base closing process for two years

The House Armed Services Committee has approved a bill that would delay the base-closure process for two years. And in the Senate, a proposal has been put forth to make the closing process only for U.S. bases in foreign countries....

Public records

Drive-by shooting A Goldsboro teen-ager in a car at Wayne Memorial Drive and Royall Avenue was wounded Tuesday during a drive-by shooting, a Goldsboro police report said. Perez Donovon McDuffie, 17, of Fourth Street was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital,...

Duplin still looking for school consultant

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County still hasn't found a consultant to advise what to do about overcrowding and racial imbalance in the schools. The Duplin school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to find a more "scholastic oriented consultant" to make...

Briefly

Bowles to speak to farmers in Fremont Erskine Bowles, a candidate for U.S. Senate, will be in Fremont on Saturday to discuss a federal tobacco buyout. Hundreds of tobacco farmers from across the state are scheduled to be at the...