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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Walking in Wayne

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Dan Barrett, candidate for governor, is walking all over the state and came to Goldsboro on Tuesday. He and his supporters are walking on U.S. 70 West this morning: From left, front, Dave Meador, Barrett, Neal Jurney...

Fremont hikes taxes 15 cents to meet deficit

FREMONT -- Fremont residents will pay 30 percent more in property taxes in a budget approved Tuesday night by the town board. But the board cut a proposed 25 percent increase in sewer rates to 20 percent and eliminated...

Mt. Olive downtown project boosted

MOUNT OLIVE -- The face of downtown Mount Olive will continue to change for another year. The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has granted funding for two state officials to continue working another year with Mount Olive's Small Town Development...

Mental health agency delays plan to move employees

MOUNT OLIVE -- Eastpointe mental health officials have tabled a controversial plan to spin off a nonprofit agency after realizing it could lead to a cut in state funding. Eastpointe Director Jack St. Clair has called for at least...

Barrett burns shoe leather to make his point

Dan Barrett has been to Wayne County several times on what he hopes will be his journey to the governor's mansion. But this is his first visit on foot. Barrett is walking across North Carolina, greeting supporters, motorists and...

Court overturns judge; couple can sue over house

A Wayne County couple will get another chance to sue a local contractor and the county's building inspector over construction problems with their home. The North Carolina Court of Appeals vacated a decision made in October 2002 by Judge...

Fireworks over Wayne County

The weekend of July 4 will be filled with action from one end of the county to the other, with fireworks planned for Saturday night in Mount Olive and Pikeville and for Monday night in Goldsboro. *Berkeley Mall will sponsor...

Three county schools receive honors

Three Wayne County public schools have received honors from the national conference of Technology Student Association. Students from Eastern Wayne Middle, Eastern Wayne High and Norwayne Middle schools were among 4,000 TSA members across the country attending the annual conference...

Town responds to alley lawsuit

MOUNT OLIVE -- The town's lawyer says he had hoped a disagreement over an alley downtown had been resolved. "But apparently not," said Mount Olive Town Attorney Carroll Turner Tuesday afternoon, shortly after learning that Rick Kraft filed a...

Public records

Gunshots hit cars A home and two cars were damaged early today by gunshots and another car was set on fire near Dudley, according to reports filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Wiley Sebastian Mozingo of Brentwood Drive told...

Pikeville introduces new commissioner

PIKEVILLE -- The town board has a new commissioner who hopes to use his managerial experience to run the town more like a business. Johnny Weaver, 56, is a Pikeville native and worked for R.G. Barry Corp. in Goldsboro...

Briefly

Surprise tornado Although there was nary a drop of rain, wind or thunder in Wayne County on Tuesday, a tornado was seen near LaGrange. According to reports from the National Weather Service, the tornado caused minor damage to a mobile...