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Thursday, July 1, 2004

County considers paying $300,000 to save APV jobs

Wayne County may give a $300,000 grant to try to keep open a Goldsboro factory that employs about 260 people. The county commissioners have called a public hearing for 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, to consider whether to offer...

Man gets life in fatal shooting

The story was as old as time. It involved one woman and two Goldsboro men. One man was dead, and the other has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for his murder. Gary Anthony Williams of Olivia...

Duplin board raises taxes to pay for EMS

KENANSVILLE -- Property owners in Duplin County will pay 2.5 cents more on the tax rate following the approval Wednesday of the county commissioners' new budget. The tax increase will be used to pay for phasing in countywide ambulance...

Respected teacher says politics caused her to leave Wayne

A respected high school science teacher says she is leaving the Wayne County public schools because of politics in the school system and her unwillingness to compromise her integrity. Julie West has been at Southern Wayne High School for...

Eureka finds little relief in meeting with Fremont to resolve sewer issues

EUREKA -- Eureka and Fremont officials tried Wednesday to determine the best way to correct sewer billing problems that have been causing headaches for Eureka officials for months. Eureka residents have voiced their concerns about the high sewer bills...

Sex-case jury deadlocks

A 37-year-old defendant, charged with 11 sex offenses against a young girl, left the Wayne County Courthouse on Wednesday a free man. Donald Robert Deaver of Dobbersville Road was acquitted on one charge, three charges were dismissed, and the jury...

Walnut Creek annexes 205 acres

No increases in sewer or water bills and no increases in taxes. That was the decision Wednesday by the Walnut Creek Council when it approved its new budget. The budget totals $865,200 and will include a 4 percent pay...

Briefly

Mt. Olive 4th of July An article in Wednesday's issue of the News-Argus placed the Mount Olive Jaycees' fireworks and the Exchange Club's celebration in Westbrook Park on the same day, but they're on different days. The fireworks display begins...

Public records

Clerk, pizza man report robberies A convenience store clerk and a pizza delivery man were robbed Wednesday, Goldsboro police reports said. The store clerk at the Spur gas station at 2000 N. William St. said that at about 9:30 p.m....

Pendergrass arrested

Farm organizer charged with trespass Blake Pendergrass, organizer for the Farm Labor Organizing Committee in Dudley, was arrested while trying to organize farm workers in Nash County. Pendergrass and a student intern, Francisco Heredia, were meeting on June 25 at...