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Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Visiting Pelican

News-Argus/Bonnie Edwards Program Manager Ray Jackson with the California Institute of Technology gets ready to launch the Pelican, a retrofitted Cessna 337 that is used in military exercises to simulate the actions of a remote-controlled Predator aircraft like those...

Budget hearing brings out few speakers

Wayne County's budget hearing drew only a handful of speakers, none of whom asked for major changes. Although more than 30 people attended Tuesday's hearing, only five spoke. The county commissioners will begin their 2004-2005 budget discussions next Tuesday....

Squad spots large field of marijuana

Wayne County authorities on Tuesday snuffed out one of the largest marijuana growing operations in the county. A total of 270 small marijuana plants were seized by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad in woods off...

Fremont residents may face bigger bills

FREMONT -- Fremont residents will have to dig deeper in their wallets -- maybe much deeper -- if the town's proposed budget is approved. The town's new administrator, Kerry McDuffie, presented a balanced budget on Tuesday night that called...

Pelican turns Predator

KENANSVILLE -- A "Pelican" landed Thursday afternoon at the Duplin County Municipal Airport to take part in a two-week military exercise. The Pelican, which is really a Cessna 337 plane, is equipped to act like a Predator. The Predator...

Study takes pulse of county's health

The Health Department is putting the finishing touches on a four-month checkup on Wayne County's health. The state mandates that a community health assessment be done every four years. "The whole idea behind community assessments is for folks involved...

City water quality meets requirements

Keep drinking. That's the underlying message in Goldsboro's annual water report, issued recently in the monthly water bills. Goldsboro's drinking water met, or exceeded, all water quality tests in the past year as required by law. The city's primary...

Steps taken to insure money spent by Seymour Johnson AFB stays in Wayne

Steps are being taken to help ensure that more money spent by Seymour Johnson Air Force Base personnel stays in Wayne County. Around 300 base personnel met face-to-face Tuesday with 43 company representatives hoping to learn more about how...

Briefly

Wrong Duplin tax Duplin County Manager Fred Eldridge said his statement earlier this week about the new budget was misread, and the increase needed to implement paid emergency medical services would be 7.5 cents, not 75 cents. Emergency medical service...

Wing commander speaks at fundraiser

The strong connection between Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and Wayne Community College was at the forefront Tuesday during a dinner and auction to raise money for college scholarships. Brig. Gen. Rick Rosborg, 4th Fighter Wing commander at Seymour...

Public records

Man captured Horne FREMONT -- A Fremont man wanted by authorities for two years on outstanding drug violations was arrested Tuesday by Fremont police after a brief vehicle and foot chase. Timothy Robert Horne, 24, of East Washington Street was...

Princeton gets grant for town park

PRINCETON -- Princeton has been awarded a $152,000 grant to build its town park. Now all the town has to do is match the grant within three years. The grant will come from the state Parks and Recreation Trust...

Eureka sewer bill seems to be correct

FREMONT -- Eureka's $16,000 sewer bill from Fremont appears to be correct, and Eureka has several problems that it did not know. That was the conclusion of a study of the sewer systems of both small towns. Dr. Mike...