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Wednesday, June 2, 2004

Cooling off

News-Argus/Dennis Hill The summer season arrived last weekend for children and adults who enjoy the Mina Weil Pool, which opened for the season on Saturday. Mina Weil Park is located off of South John Street. The pool is open...

Goodman pleads guilty, will resign city seat

Goldsboro City Councilman Bill Goodman has pleaded guilty to obtaining property by false pretenses and will resign his council seat, his lawyer said. He was sentenced in Wake County Superior Court to between five and six months in jail, suspended...

County extends development moratorium around base

Developers will need to wait before they can break ground for new homes around Seymour Johnson's flight lines. The Wayne County commissioners voted Tuesday to extend the moratorium on new subdivisions and mobile home parks another 90 days. The...

Annexation lawyer says suit wil be filed soon

Goldsboro can expect to be served with an anti-annexation lawsuit within the next couple of weeks, says the lawyer hired by the group fighting the city's latest annexation decision. In April the council voted to annex property on the...

Goldsboro makes plans to improve blighted areas

City Council members want a list of Goldsboro's blighted areas, so the city can create a plan to clean up the neighborhoods. The topic came up during a budget workshop Tuesday, while City Manager Richard Slozak gave an overview...

Woman defends actions at graduation

A Dudley woman arrested Friday night after being denied entry into graduation ceremonies at Spring Creek High School says she was disappointed but not disorderly about not being allowed inside to see her nephew graduate. School officials say the...

Commissioner questions budget items

The Wayne County commissioners began work Tuesday on the county's proposed $101 million budget for next fiscal year. Most of the commissioners did not express opinions about the budget, which had been prepared by County Manager Lee Smith and...

Eureka introduces proposed budget

EUREKA -- The Eureka town board released its proposed budget Tuesday, which includes no tax increases. But it does include a 5 percent pay raise for town board members, as well as money to hire a town manager. The...

Wayne Community College holds orientation

The Wayne Community College Basic Skills Department will hold orientation for its next session of English as a Second Language courses on Friday. The orientation will begin promptly at 1 p.m. in Room 127 of the Pine Building on college's...

Briefly

Delmus' Hardware closed Delmus' Hardware will have to be closed until the extent of damage to the building can be determined, said Ed Cianfarra, Goldsboro's chief building inspector. On Monday, a car crashed into the store while the driver was...

Public records

Apartment fire Unattended cooking was blamed Tuesday for a fire that damaged an upstairs apartment at 605 Courtyard Circle, Goldsboro fire officials said. No one was injured. The resident, Shashonda Williamson, escaped the fire but said she did not hear...

Mobile mammography comes to Wayne

Wayne County women will soon have greater access to breast cancer screenings through a new mobile mammography program set to begin this summer. Goshen Medical Center Inc. was one of eight agencies across the country selected by Avon and the...

Eureka residents concerned about sewer situation

EUREKA -- Town residents expressed their concerns Tuesday about the sewer situation with Fremont, and some suggested disbanding the town if the problem cannot be solved. Fremont officials have said their meters are registering three times more waste than...