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Tuesday, September 21, 2004

City hopes new rules will prevent demolitions

Two more houses in inner-city Goldsboro were condemned Monday, but the City Council is hoping a new ordinance and federal grants may help restore blighted neighborhoods and prevent further demolitions. Many of the houses on South Kornegay Street and nearby...

Impass ends over teacher pay

The Wayne County Commission-ers voted today to release $760,000 to the school system, in effect, accepting the compromise on teacher supplements. The decision ended the three-month stalemate with the Board of Education on teacher supplemental pay. The school board approved...

Secretary candidate stumps for others

N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall came to Goldsboro on Monday night to encourage the Wayne County Democratic Women to vote this fall and not just for her. "In 45 days we'll have the election of our lifetimes," she said....

Artist catches prize with her 'Netted Fish'

The fish rise up, their mouths pointed toward the mouth of the pottery on which they appear. Behind and around them are nets with patterns that cover the pottery the same way the scales cover the fish. "It's rather amusing...

Red Cross offers new course for caregivers

Those caring for a loved one in their home have an especially difficult task. To make that task a little easier, the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross is offering a new program -- the "Family Caregiving Course."...

Public records

Bad drug deal A man says he was buying drugs Monday and three men ordered him from his car and drove it away, a Goldsboro police report said. John Dewitt Clark, 35, of Lake Ridge Drive told officers that he...

Gateway manager considers transit service improvements

More changes are coming to the county transportation system, which should be welcome news to riders. Some city bus routes may soon run on a half-hour schedule, and rates for rural riders may drop in the next year. Bus shelters...

City Council approves two sewer extensions

The Goldsboro City Council decided Monday to install pipes to two of the three streets listed for sewer service, but took a third street off the list after most of the residents opposed the plan. Requests for sewer service on...

Briefly

Spay and neuter assistance The Wayne County Humane Society will have its spay/neuter clinic on Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at the Wayne County Public Library. The clinic is an application process to offer financial help to low- and...

Local Scout receives scholarship

Cameron Helms Easley, son of Roger and Lynn Easley of Goldsboro, has received a $1,000 scholarship from the William Harding Scholarship Fund. He is attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This award was given to Cameron for...

School menus

Following are breakfast and lunch menus for Wayne County public schools for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 1. Monday -- Breakfast: Blueberry pop tart. Lunch: Salisbury steak with rice and gravy, sausage pizza, golden corn, steamed broccoli, chilled mixed fruit,...

Corrections

An article in Monday's News-Argus about a teacher resource center to be established at Wayne Community College failed to mention that the $10,000 grant for the center was awarded by the School of Education at East Carolina University and the...