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Wednesday, August 4, 2004

National Night Out

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Goldsboro Mayor Al King addresses the crowd Tuesday at the annual National Night Out program at Herman Park. Others include, from left, Sheriff Carey Winders, SBI Special Agent-in-charge Dennis Honeycutt, and SBI Director Robin Pendergraft. For more...

County denies school request to appropriate money for supplemental pay

The Wayne County commissioners denied a $762,924 request Tuesday from the Board of Education. They also said they would not appropriate the money until the board increased supplements for all classroom teachers. The commissioners want the supplemental pay to...

Wal-Mart coming to Mount Olive?

MOUNT OLIVE -- A large shopping center, perhaps a Wal-Mart, is coming to Mount Olive, says the mayor. The Mount Olive town board accepted a petition to annex about 20 acres at the intersection of U.S. 117 and N.C....

Shower doesn't dampen National Night Out

A late-afternoon shower Tuesday forced the cancellation of the entertainment, but it did not dampen the spirits of those who attended the annual National Night Out program at Herman Park. "It was a wonderful turnout," said Goldsboro police Cpl....

EDC says grant would save 120 jobs at APV

The Wayne County Economic Development Commission presented its case Tuesday on why the county should grant $300,000 to a company to help it buy the APV Baker plant. The purchase could save the county 120 jobs, EDC officials said....

Former flood victim seeks relief from sagging floor

James Potter walks gingerly into the back bedroom of his mobile home, hoping that the sagging floor won't suddenly collapse under his weight. Moving to one side of the "soft spot" that is centered around the bedroom door, Potter...

County establishes farm districts to warn land buyers

The Wayne County commissioners approved an ordinance Tuesday that allows owners of agricultural land to petition to place their land in agricultural districts. The Voluntary Agricultural District Ordinance outlines the revised program that has been developed since last summer...

Commissioners want further study of noise levels for base zoning

The Wayne County commissioners continued their discussion Tuesday about new development rules in high-noise areas around Seymour Johnson. The sticking point is how much should new construction reduce noise. The commissioners decided that the Planning Board should study the...

Duplin continues negotiations on garbage-hauling contract

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Manager Fred Eldridge is negotiating a contract with Waste Industries to haul the county's garbage, while an engineer looks for a place to put a county-owned landfill. Eldridge said he has made a number of...

Seven Springs wrestles with rising sewer fees

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The town will decide on Aug. 11 how much to charge new customers to tap on to the sewer system. The Seven Springs town board, which held a special called meeting Monday to discuss the matter,...

School system joins military coalition

The Wayne County public school system will soon be a card-carrying member of the Military Child Education Coalition. The school board voted Monday night to join the organization dedicated to forming partnerships between military installations and school systems. Nancy...

Public records

Perjury A woman who claimed to be someone else during a court hearing has been arrested by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged with perjury. Shuquitta Nicole King, 22, had been accused of identity theft and fraud after buying...

Armed robbery indictment handed down

A 41-year-old Goldsboro man has been indicted by the Wayne County Grand Jury on three charges stemming from an armed robbery at a motel. James Kevin Jones of Higgins Street was indicted on charges of breaking and entering, assault...

Center opens to help Hispanics acclimate to new home

A community center designed to provide assistance and information to the rising population of Latino residents opened its doors this week. The Hispanic Community Development Center, at 1462 Arrington Bridge Road in Dudley, has been two years in the...

Briefly

Preschool slots open The Wayne County Partnership for Children has added 92 slots for the state's preschool program. That will bring the total number of children served to 414, a 29 percent increase from last year. The More at Four...