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Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Young entrepreneurs

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Lauren Rupentus, 4, and Nash Snitker, 11, decided to earn money for Father's Day gifts by selling lemonade on Cashwell Drive. Business was good Monday afternoon, they said. An intense advertising campaign and a reasonable price seemed...

Grace period declared over for mobile home park compliance

Wayne County plans to prohibit mobile home parks that don't meet minimum standards from adding or replacing homes. Beginning July 1, parks will need to be in compliance with the county codes before the Planning Department will issue new...

No applicants yet for Goodman seat

Applicants for the vacancy on the Goldsboro City Council aren't exactly beating down the doors: No one has yet applied for the position. But there is still plenty of time for qualified candidates to surface, because the city is...

Farmers to get their day at Aycock

FREMONT -- Life was different when there were no grocery stores to buy soap or department stores to buy clothes. Visitors can learn more about farm life in the 1800s at the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace on Saturday when...

Duplin County manager defends proposed budget

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County manager released a statement Monday defending his budget proposal, which calls for a tax increase and an annual fee to pay for emergency medical services. County Manager Fred Eldridge says people are confused about...

Calypso adopts budget

CALYPSO -- The town board adopted the new budget Monday night after an uneventful public hearing. Nobody from the public came. There was no increase in taxes or fees. The town's property tax rate remains at 47 cents on each...

Eureka holds budget hearing

EUREKA -- Town residents joined board members Monday as they discussed how to best balance the upcoming budget. The entire budget is $122,742 and includes a pay raise of $5 a month for commissioners and the mayor. Other expenditures...

Nyaho performs free concert

Pianist William Chapman Nyaho will perform in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on June 29 in the Hoffler Building Auditorium at James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville. Nyaho, known for his neoclassic style, will perform again during the lunch...

Public records

Three hurt in wrecks Three people were injured and damages were estimated at $10,950 in three recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, the Highway Patrol reported. *A driver was injured and damages were estimated at $6,000 in a car-truck collision...