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Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Bridge work

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Construction of the bridge over Little River at N.C. 581 started last spring and is expected to be finished by November. It includes construction of a detour bridge, shown below. It is part of an overall $1.5...

Agency directors shout in anger

Eastpointe's board of directors argued bitterly Tuesday night for more than 30 minutes over a plan to preserve mental health employees' jobs. The exchanges became personal, with Director Jack St. Clair accusing some directors of unethical behavior, before the...

Fremont hires town administrator

FREMONT -- The town administrator of St. Pauls was hired Tuesday night to for the same job in Fremont. Kerry McDuffie, 32, accepted the Fremont town board's offer of a starting salary of $41,983 to succeed Tom Barnes. McDuffie...

Click it or ticket

Watch out -- law enforcement officers will be stopping more cars than usual during the next couple of weeks. The first of four special statewide traffic enforcement programs is under way -- just in time for the first summer...

TransPark import-export firm loses contract

KINSTON (AP) -- An import-export firm hired to run a foreign trade zone by the Global TransPark lost its contract after endorsing a political move to take power from the TransPark's governing board. TransPark officials signed a contract last October...

Leadership Wayne County class graduates

A new class of Wayne County leaders graduated Tuesday from a nine-month program and now say they are ready to use what they learned to help the community grow. "Our time here and what we do with it is...

Public record

Investigations The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating the following crimes: *Someone reportedly stole a $400 guitar and its case from a church at 2091 Big Daddy Road, Pikeville. The guitar's owner, Derek Alan Seymour of N.C. 111 North of...

Briefly

Offices closed The city will observe the Memorial Day holiday Monday. All sanitation collection services scheduled for Monday will be collected Wednesday, June 2. Wayne County government offices will also be closed on Monday. Wrong time for flag helpers A...

Mount Olive sewer money arrives just in time

MOUNT OLIVE -- A check arrived Tuesday for $2.45 million to begin building a regional sewer system in the Mount Olive area. Mount Olive's bond counsel has sold the $2.45 million bond-anticipation notes to Southern Bank, and Mount Olive...

Gateway asked to participate in pilot program

The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority was asked Monday to join a pilot program aimed at making rural public transportation more efficient. "We would be using advanced technology to provide better transportation at a reduced cost," said Jim Daughtry, a planner...

Crime Stoppers helps in clearing 17 cases

Seventeen cases, including a murder, were cleared with arrests in April by authorities after anonymous calls to Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers. The murder was cleared with the arrest of Marcus Dominique Moore, 24, of Denmark Street. He was charged...

Camp Exploration deadline extended

The deadline to apply to attend Camp Exploration, Wayne Community College's summer enrichment program for rising eighth- and ninth-graders, has been extended to Friday, June 4. The day camp will be held June 7-11 on campus. The cost is...