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Tuesday, June 22, 2004

A day in the garden

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Sally Burgess, 82, hoes while her husband, Fletcher, 88, uses a hand plow in their garden at 131 Grady Road off of U.S. 70 West near Princeton on Monday afternoon. The couple have dozens of vegetables and...

City and county to buy land to protect base

Goldsboro and Wayne County officials want to begin negotiations to buy land off the northern end of Seymour Johnson's runway. The N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund has given preliminary approval to a $2.3 million project that would acquire...

Residents in targeted annexation area file court petition to block city

A group of residents fighting Goldsboro's plan to annex an area north of the city has made good on its promise to take legal action. The group filed a "petition for review" last week in Wayne County Superior Court. It...

Council hires Finan as new city attorney

The Goldsboro City Council voted Monday night to appoint Timothy Finan as the new city attorney. Finan's pay and most other benefits are the same as his law partner, Harrell Everett. He will not receive contributions to a retirement...

Break-ins solved

Reports from several citizens have helped Wayne County sheriff's deputies make arrests for numerous thefts, including the break-in of 17 vehicles in Rosewood. The vehicles were broken into between Friday and Saturday, and some property was stolen, deputies said....

County orders schools to raise teacher pay but refuses to budget additional money for the increase

In an unusual move, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners today voted to require the school system to raise the supplemental pay for teachers but turned down the schools' request for additional money to pay for the increase. The county...

Mother of slain Chek 'n Go employee suing company officials

A woman whose daughter was murdered in a check-cashing store in Goldsboro is suing the store's corporate office and the victim's supervisor for more than $10,000. Joyce Kornegay, who is administering the estate of her daughter, Latisha Kornegay, filed...

Gateway read to turn keys over to Apple Bus

The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority is ready to turn over the keys, as of July 1. Paul Larson, an official with Apple Bus Co., told Gateway's board Monday afternoon that his company is prepared to assume management of the public...

Girl, 7, helps drive grandfather to hospital in frightening ride

It's not unusual for Bryonna Brantley ride along to pick her mother up from work at Wayne Memorial Hospital. What's not typical is for the 7-year-old to navigate her grandfather's truck to get there. She had been out shopping...

Briefly

Recruiting Girl Scout leaders Women are invited to a presentation at the main branch of the Wayne County Public Library to hear about what Girl Scout volunteers do. The speaker will be Sue Thomas, the membership specialist for Girl Scouts...

Public records

Motorcycle theft The larceny of a motorcycle on Thursday from the 100 block of Rocky Court has been solved by Wayne County sheriff's officers with the arrest of three 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old. Carl B. Rhue Jr. had reported the...

Duplin residents protest proposed tax increase

FAISON -- Residents told the Duplin County commissioners during a public hearing Monday night to cut the budget or hire a private ambulance service but don't raise their taxes. The county has said it would have to raise taxes...

Princeton town board keeps tax rate but raises sewer, water rates

PRINCETON -- Princeton residents will have the same 52-cent tax rate but will pay about 10 percent more for water and sewer during the new fiscal year. The Princeton town board approved the figures for the next budget on...

Potter's Wheel rebuilding after fire

MOUNT OLIVE -- A fire destroyed a pallet plant earlier this year, but the wheels never stopped turning. The plant lost $450,000 in February when a fire burned down the 4,000-square-foot pallet shop at the Potter's Wheel, a drug...

Fur Bowl attracts crowd

A crowd of 114 people attended the Wayne County Humane Society's first Fur Bowl, on Saturday at AMF Boulevard Lanes. "We had people waiting to get on the lanes," says Suzanne Tyler, membership chairman. The event ran from 11 a.m....