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Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Theater taking shape

News-Argus/Dennis Hill The walls of a new theater complex are going up off the U.S. 70 bypass. Group III Management of Kinston is the general contractor for the project. United Entertainment Corp. is the owner of the future 12-screen...

No county tax increase in proposed budget

Wayne County homeowners will avoid a property tax increase for the first time in three years under the proposed 2004-2005 county budget. County Manager Lee Smith formally presented his $101 million budget proposal to the county commissioners this morning....

Tears of pride, sadness, mark service

Scenes of U.S. military personnel defending their country flashed upon the screen while patriotic music played in the background. Tears of pride and sadness rolled down the faces of some of those watching the video. Others cheered when pictures...

Cooking fire damages home in Goldsboro

Unattended cooking was blamed today for a fire that heavily damaged a duplex apartment at 715 Devereaux St., a Goldsboro fire official said. No one was injured, but two occupants needed oxygen, Assistant Fire Chief Ray Boyette said. Heavy fire...

Local Scout receives rare national award

MOUNT OLIVE -- Eagle Scout Stevie Lewis has received a national scouting award, one of only two given in the last 30 years in the Tuscarora Council. The William T. Hornaday badge is the oldest conservation award in America,...

North Duplin Elementary school recognized for crisis preparation

CALYPSO -- The attorney general has recognized North Duplin Elementary School for taking proactive measures to address a crisis on campus. Previously, the attorney general had recognized two schools in Wayne County -- Goldsboro Middle School and Spring Creek High...

Summer school begins at Eastern Wayne High, sessions at other schools to follow

Summer school began today at one high school, and others will follow suit next week. Eastern Wayne High School has scheduled its summer session from June 1-11 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Southern Wayne, Goldsboro, and Charles B....

Tobacco film recalls early days

FREMONT -- Tobacco farming has left filmmaker Cynthia Hill a lot of fond memories --and some conflict. The Pink Hill native, who now lives in Durham in a converted tobacco warehouse, knows that tobacco is a product that sickens...

Tuesday briefly

Military display A special military display has been set up at the main post office on William Street. The display, which will be at the post office for the next month, is in remembrance of war heroes. The memorabilia was...

Public records

Victims of fire 'lost everything' "We lost everything we had," said Robert McKinzie. McKinzie and Jeffrey Taylor, two senior airmen at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, had scrambled from their rental home at 106 Belfast Ave. and then watched as...

Student's artwork featured on billboards

A Norwayne Middle School sixth-grader's artwork was recently featured on four local billboards designed to increase public awareness of child abuse and neglect prevention. Shelby Briggs won the second-annual poster contest sponsored by Wayne County's For Children Council, a local...