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Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Swearing in

News-Argus/Barbara Arntsen Judge Joseph Setzer, left, administers the oath of office to Don Chatman, the new councilman representing District 3. For more information see Former City Planning Director sworn in as councilman....

Start of school brings life to summer's empty halls

Lucy Lawrence, Jessica Willing and Heather Creameans have been friends since second and third grade. Today, the first day of sixth grade, they reunited outside Greenwood Middle School and discovered another thing they have in common. "We all have...

Scores improve at some schools, drop at others

Northeast Elementary School squeaked past three-year standout Northwest Elementary as the highest performing public school in Wayne County, according to the state's accountability program. Charles B. Aycock High School joined Eastern Wayne High as a "school of distinction." But...

Wayne County School Board to protest the No Child Left Behind program

Disturbed by some of the results that a federal law is producing in Wayne County public schools, the school board has decided to lodge a protest. The concern is that the federal No Child Left Behind law is causing...

Military Affairs Commission distributes cards to dispel rumors of Seymour Johnson closing

The Military Affairs Commission is distributing these informational cards about the base realignment and closure process, and about Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, to citizens, civic groups and elected officials. Jimmie Edmundson, chairman of the commission, said the group is...

Two cited for cursing at Goldsboro City Council meeting

Two members of a group trying to open a new Montessori school in Goldsboro were cited for cursing at the City Council meeting Monday, while another member of the group was ordered to pick up trash she threw on...

Former City Planning Director sworn in as councilman

The Goldsboro City Council welcomed Don Chatman on Monday as its newest member. He becomes the third former city official to serve on the current council. Chatman, the city's former planning director, said he hadn't planned to end his...

Duplin Economic Development Commission turned into advisory board

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County commissioners took four months to appoint eight members to the county's Economic Development Commission and then debated Monday whether the board should be called a commission or an advisory board. The commissioners had tabled...

Briefly

Vulture hit jet A vulture caused an F-15E Strike Eagle to crash May 6 near Callaway, Va., investigators reported Monday. Investigators determined that a large black vulture was sucked into the right engine, causing it to fail and starting a...

Public records

Princeton nabs 25 in U.S. 70 campaign PRINCETON -- Princeton police issued 25 citations last week during a Johnston County crackdown on speeders and aggressive drivers on U.S. 70 and Interstates 95 and 40. Police Sgt. William M. Seawell was...

Princeton town board annexing businesses

PRINCETON -- The Princeton town board has begun annexing several businesses at the intersection of U.S. 70 and Edwards Road. The board also wants to annex five homes. Mayor Don Rains said the proposed annexation would increase the town's...

Pikeville board applying for grant

PIKEVILLE -- The town board decided Monday to apply for a $40,000 grant from the North Carolina Rural Center to alleviate drainage problems. The funding would be for planning, preliminary engineering and applying for a construction grant to deal...

Alex churns up coast, does little to Wayne

MANTEO -- Hurricane Alex picked up strength and speed as it spun along the coast of North Carolina today, but most storm-hardened residents of the Outer Banks didn't bother to board their windows Little, if any, impact from the...