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Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Kids at the fair

News-Argus/Dennis Hill For parents -- and grandparents -- taking kids to the fair is a true act of patience. They want everything they see and don't understand it all costs money. It may require all your reasoning and child...

Little Bank robbed by armed man

An armed man wearing dark clothing, possibly camouflage, robbed the Little Bank on Center Street this morning in downtown Goldsboro. No one was hurt. Sgt. David Kelly of the Goldsboro Police Department said the man was black, wore a mask...

Wilkins named Principal of Year

Norwayne Middle School Principal Barbara Wilkins has been named the 2005 Principal of the Year for Wayne County public schools. The announcement was made during Monday night's school board meeting. An educator for more than 15 years, Mrs. Wilkins...

Eastern Wayne High School band members plead for new uniforms

School band uniforms that were tattered and held together by safety pins and paper clips were held up for the school board to see Monday night as parents and students from Eastern Wayne High School pleaded for new ones. Board...

Speed limit cut on Central Heights Road

If you're thinking about driving 45 on Central Heights Road, think again. The City Council reduced the speed limit Monday on a portion of the road from 45 to 35 mph, at the request of the state Transportation Department. The...

Up-to-date Pikeville electrical customers to get deposit refund

PIKEVILLE -- Town residents who have paid their electrical bills on time and had no returned checks for the past 24 consecutive months will receive a refund of their electrical deposit. The town board voted Monday to refund the deposits...

Tuesday and Wednesday fair schedules

Today is "Senior Citizens Day" at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. There is free admission for all people 60 years of age and above. It is also another "Bargain Day," which means there is $1 off gate admission for adults...

Duplin officials tour new farm center

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County officials got an up-close look Monday at the construction of a new agricultural building and 2,000-seat arena that they hope will generate pride and revenues for the county. Two groups of about 15 people each took...

Wesleyan college to offer new teacher program

Wesleyan College will offer another option for lateral-entry teachers to earn certification. Registration starts Wednesday for education classes being offered for teachers from kindergarten through high school. Classes begin Oct. 13. Classes will be offered in Goldsboro one night a...

Walnut Creek accepts bid on sewer plant work

The Walnut Creek Village Council voted Monday to accept T.A. Loving's bid of $1.6 million to complete the village's sewer plant project. Work on the project will include connecting to the Goldsboro sewage plant and repairing the village's aging and...

Briefly

Hazel memories sought Do you remember Hurricane Hazel? If so, the News-Argus wants to hear from you. On Oct. 15, 1954, Hazel hit Goldsboro head-on, causing millions of dollars in damage. Weather observers said winds hit 120 mph and were...

Public records

Fire deemed suspicious A home at 504 S. Audubon Ave. was damaged Monday night in a fire called suspicious by a Goldsboro fire official. A neighbor saw the fire and called 911. When firefighters arrived within four minutes, Assistant Chief...

Duplin officials seek emergency service bids

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County commissioners will seek proposals from private providers of emergency medical services. The board has been receiving complaints from residents and EMS workers that a county-owned ambulance service may be too costly. The board voted Monday...