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Monday, July 19, 2004

Getting ready

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Wayne County Elections Director Gary Sims loads voting equipment into a car this morning. Equipment and supplies were being transported to polling places today. For more information see Time to vote....

Seven Springs woman killed, man then turns gun on himself

LaGRANGE -- A young Seven Springs woman was murdered Sunday by her former boyfriend who then turned the weapon on himself in a moving car, Lenoir County authorities said today. Debra Howell Best, 19, of 3523 N.C. 111 South, Seven...

Two principal changes are recommended

Dr. Steven Taylor, Wayne County schools superintendent, has announced that he will recommend principal changes in two schools. Keith Wright will be recommended as principal for Eastern Wayne Middle School and Dexter Evans will be recommended as principal for Southern...

Time to vote

More than 1,000 Wayne County residents chose to vote early in Tuesday's primary elections. When one-stop early voting concluded Saturday, the Wayne County Board of Elections had collected 1,027 ballots. The Goldsboro library, with 737 voters, was the most...

Taste of Wayne comes earlier this year

Wayne County residents should hone their tastebuds early this year. The 14th annual Taste of Wayne will be held Aug. 31, not in September as in the past. The feast is the annual kickoff to the United Way's campaign...

Employees suggestions sought in city cleanup

The Goldsboro City Council is considering implementing an employee suggestion program as part of its quest to clean up the city. Councilman Bob Waller suggested the idea during a work session last week. "Maybe we could give an award...

Bill changing school year is approved

Next summer's vacation will end later for most Wayne County students, thanks to legislation passed early Sunday morning by the N.C. General Assembly. In one of the concluding acts of the 2004 session, the Legislature voted to require local...

School supplies drive is on

Sudie Davis says her heart goes out to parents who can't provide things their children need for school. "I recently had one mother call me, looking for ways to get school supplies for her children," she said. The woman...

Zoning hearings scheduled at city meeting tonight

Two public hearings scheduled for tonight's city council meeting concern amendments to Goldsboro's still unfinished zoning ordinance. The council is soliciting comments on the "demolition by neglect" and "noise overlay district" additions to the ordinance. The council and the...

Wilson challenges Guy for Duplin board

Snodie Wilson of Kenansville is challenging L.S. Guy of Faison for the Democratic nomination to represent District 1 seat on the Duplin Board of County Commissioners. The challenger Wilson says if he's elected he will strive to bring more...

Public records

Drug charges A 42-year-old man from Goldsboro has been arrested by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad and charged with two felony drug trafficking offenses. Jonathan William Brock of Colonial Drive was placed in the Wayne County Jail in lieu of...

OPINION -- Confused?

There was a suggestion recently that the national elections in November might be postponed in event of a terrorist attack in the United States. The idea surfaced after intelligence reports of "chatter" that might indicate something big was in...