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Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Blighted

News-Argus/Barbara Arntsen Weeds and bushes thrive at this Kornegay Street house. The dilapidated condition of the building is helping to create a blighted area in Goldsboro. For more information see Councilmen want city to intervene in neighborhood....

Judge censured by court

The State Supreme Court has censured Superior Court Judge Jerry Braswell of Goldsboro for presiding over civil proceedings when he might have had a conflict of interest. Censure is one way that higher courts call attention to misbehavior on the...

City and county will match grant to save APV plant

Goldsboro and county officials have approved providing $300,000 to try to save 120 jobs. The Goldsboro City Council voted unanimously Monday to match a grant of up to $150,000 that economic development officials say will allow a company to...

Low turnout seen for primary

Candidates in Tuesday's runoff election spent their final day of campaigning by rallying supporters to vote and trying to buck predictions of low turnout. That might prove a futile task because negativity that has dominated races for two Republican...

Wayne Community College expects record enrollment

Wayne Community College officials are expecting record enrollment of more than 3,350 students this fall. That number tops the previous record of 3,311, which was set in 2002. At the end of registration Friday, 3,050 students were signed up and...

Councilmen want city to intervene in neighborhood

Goldsboro Councilmen Chuck Allen and Bob Waller ride down Slocumb Street, between Mulberry and Walnut, shaking their heads in dismay over the deteriorating and dilapidated houses. Many of the houses in the section barely show the luster of their...

Game Room denied consent for expansion

The City Council decided Monday against allowing a game room on Slocumb Street to expand. A council member cited concerns for children's safety. Last month Hilda Hill asked the council for a special use permit that would allow her...

Jones says he is fighting for veterans right to health care

U.S. Rep. Walter Jones said Monday in Goldsboro that he is fighting for veterans to get health benefits, but he does not expect the legislation to pass this year. Jones told the Wayne County Alliance of Retired Military that...

Briefly

Christmas parade set Entries are being accepted for the Goldsboro Jaycees Christmas Parade. The parade will be Saturday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. The theme for the parade is "Christmastime in Olde Goldsborough." The deadline for entries is Nov. 20....

Public records

Two women held in credit card scam Two Goldsboro women were arrested Monday and charged with stealing credit cards from shoppers' purses and then using the cards. LaPleasure Artis, 27, of West New Hope Road and Onea Hodge, 22, of...

Wayne County Schools hires new public information officer

The Wayne County public schools have hired Kristy Fair as the new public information officer. She replaces Stan Alleyne, who took a job with the Bumcombe County School System in Asheville. Ms. Fair most recently worked as a reporter with...

Girl Scout troops celebrate reunion

Today they are doctors, lawyers, business professionals and parents. They attribute their success to Girl Scouts. They say it gave them a variety of experiences that offered them opportunities they might never have had. Many of them have daughters...