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Thursday, October 14, 2004

Fire in sauna damages YMCA

An alert cleaning crew member was credited today with saving the Family YMCA from even more damage after a pre-dawn fire in the sauna in the men's locker room. James Hunter told the News-Argus that he smelled smoke and that...

Buyout will bring tax-revenue loss for Wayne County

Wayne County will lose about $143,000 in property taxes next fiscal year due to the tobacco buyout, a county official says. David Ward, county tax administrator, said the reduction is from property taxes on the tobacco allotment. "The loss is...

On your mark, get set ... vote!

An-NNN-nnnd we're off! Voting began today as the Wayne County Board of Elections opened its three one-stop polling places for the general elections. More than 25 people were waiting at the Wayne County Public Library for the 9 a.m. start....

Teen-ager hit by train -- injuries treated at hospital

A teen-ager walking on the railroad tracks along Royall Avenue was struck by a train engine Wednesday, a Goldsboro police report said. Xavier Raquel Coley, 16, of Central Heights Road was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital, where he was treated...

WCC students return good deed by helping flood victims in the west

It's time to repay some good deeds. Five years ago when Hurricane Floyd struck, more than 75 Wayne Community College students affected by the floods were assisted by strangers from the North Carolina mountains. Now, students and staff at Wayne...

Want to help?

Wayne Community College's yard sale to help people affected by flooding in western North Carolina will be held Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon at the college. Donations for the yard sale are still being accepted, and large items will...

Briefly

Bowles coming Erskine Bowles, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, will be at Wilber's Barbecue at noon Friday. He will be meeting with tobacco farmers to discuss the tobacco quota buyout and other issues. The public is invited. Ghost walk...

Public records

Murder charge A 25-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday by Goldsboro police and charged with the murder of her live-in boyfriend. Naisha Lattner was accused of fatally stabbing Keith Shinholster on Sept. 19 in their home at 108 Courtyard Circle. Police,...

Writer's workshop

Wayne Christian School's annual writer's workshop will be held on Thursday, with fourth- through sixth-grade students hearing award-winning author Bill Myers. Myers, a writer and director, will conduct two workshops and lead an assembly at the school. He is also...

Jury selection under way in Lane murder trial

Jury selection resumed today in the Wayne County Superior Court trial of Eric Glenn Lane, who was accused of murdering a 5-year-old girl. A small portion of the first panel of prospective jurors was questioned Wednesday afternoon by the state...

Labor commissioner candidate pushes for improvements

Democrat Wayne Goodwin says there are two reasons why he is running for state labor commissioner: 1. The labor commissioner should be more active in economic development. Goodwin says the current one, Republican Cherie Berry, is lax about that. 2....

Former city attorney given more time to consider retirement-pay appeal

The state is giving former Goldsboro City Attorney Harrell Everett more time to decide whether to appeal a decision denying him retirement benefits. Michael Williamson, director of the state retirement system, said that Everett had asked for a few more...