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Monday, August 23, 2004

First blooms

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Ruth Pelt of Saulston Road shows off the blooms on her angel trumplet plant. She said it is the first year the plant has bloomed....

'Voter-less bonds' get city backing

Goldsboro City Council members are supporting an amendment to the state's constitution that would allow local governments to issue bonds without a vote from the people. Leslie Coman, vice president of governmental affairs for the North Carolina Citizens for...

New drug court planned to help families reunite

Wayne County officials are planning a new court program to help negligent parents break out of addiction and reunite with their children. Pending federal funding, Family Drug Treatment Court will begin in early 2005. County officials will work intensively...

Grant awarded to help prisoners' children

A federal grant to help provide mentors for children of prisoners has been awarded to the Wayne County Youth Outreach Program. The three-year grant, worth $300,000, is provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for...

Argument ends in murder; one charged

A 30-year-old Goldsboro man was gunned down Sunday night, and Goldsboro police have charged a man with the murder. LaTerance Gooding of 200 Hilda Place was shot during an argument in a parking lot in the 1100 block of North...

Early dismissal Tuesday

Students in Wayne County public schools will be dismissed early on Tuesday for teachers to attend workshops. This is one of 12 days set aside for student early dismissal. Additional minutes have been added to the school day to make...

Baseball clinic set to help stop abuse

Bats will be swinging and baseballs will be flying at the third annual Take Me Out to the Ballgame baseball clinic. It will be held Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Eastern Carolina Athletic Park, or...

Public records

Driver charged after car theft A driver sped from a parking lot Saturday night in a stolen car, crashed into another auto and injured the other driver, was chased by witnesses and police, then slammed into a phone booth and...

Briefly

More at Four has openings The Wayne County Partnership for Children has added 92 More at Four, bringing the total of children served to 414. That equals a 29 percent increase from last year and a 766 percent increase from...

Litter vac is coming soon

Getting that trash vacuumed up from the sides of city streets is still a few weeks away, but the machine that will do the job has arrived. Joseph Sawyer, city general services manager, said the litter vacuum was delivered...