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Thursday, May 27, 2004

School's out!

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit It's a last-day-of-school tradition at Rosewood Elementary. The faculty queues up in front of the building facing the school buses -- just before the buses haul away the children for the last time -- and entertain their...

Schools get instant messaging system

Wayne County public schools will spend $200,000 a year for the next three years on a service designed to improve emergency preparedness and communication with parents. The school system signed a contract this week with Honeywell Building Solutions to...

Armed man holds off police for 7 hours

A seven-hour standoff ended peacefully before dawn today at a Goldsboro apartment complex with the arrest of a resident on a charge of possession of a stolen handgun. A robot from the State Bureau of Investigation's SWAT team was...

City receives complaints about bad housing

Some tenants in Goldsboro are living in substandard houses, with problems ranging from rotted out floors to holes in the roofs. And though the city is trying to help, relief is slow, because housing codes allow landlords up to...

Mount Olive plans to hold public meeting

MOUNT OLIVE -- Residents can find out how downtown Mount Olive has grown over the last year at a meeting on June 22. The time and place of the public meeting will be announced by the group that has...

Walnut Creek proposes budget holds line on taxes, sewer rates

The Walnut Creek Village Council's proposed budget recommends no tax hikes or increase in sewer rates. It will give a 4 percent pay raise for employees. There are also plans to build a restroom for the boat recreation area...

Crop circles found in Dudley

DUDLEY -- Kerry Smith ventured outside Wednesday to mow the grass near his uncle's house and stumbled upon something quite peculiar. In front of his uncle's house is a four-acre wheat field that has been in his family for...

Public records

Drug charges Four people were arrested Wednesday by Wayne County authorities and charged with felony drug offenses. *Lafonte Tyon Moses, 28, of Odell Street was charged by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad with possession with intent to sell and deliver...

Briefly

New council member The Walnut Creek Village Council unanimously elected Kathy Daniels to complete the term of former council member Jack Best. Best left last month to serve as a Wayne County commissioner. Mrs. Daniels was not present at Wednesday's...

Bowden votes to incorporate

WARSAW -- A group of residents in the Bowdens community in Duplin County have voted to form a town. About 40 people voted unanimously Tuesday night during a meeting at the Bowdens Presbyterian Church. The incorporation movement began when...