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Friday, October 22, 2004

Schools to cut unfilled jobs to pay teachers

The Wayne County public school system says its decision about where to cut $876,802 from in its budget to pay for teacher supplemental pay raises was made easier because of unfilled job vacancies this year. The proposed cuts were presented...

Judge mulls sending annexation plan back to city

A judge said Thursday he is considering requiring that Goldsboro redo its controversial annexation after concerns about the process were raised this week at trial. Closing arguments in the annexation lawsuit were completed Thursday. Superior Court Judge Kenneth Crow said...

Manager list to be narrowed

The Goldsboro City Council spent this morning in closed session, narrowing down a list of candidates for the city manager position. The board met with Jim Mercer, owner of the Mercer Group, who is heading up the city's search for...

Senator speaks of base changes during Burr visit

Next year will be "the mother of all military base closures," a U.S. senator predicted Thursday while in Goldsboro. U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, believes a record number of bases will be shuttered...

Ballantine hopes to continue win streak

Introduced Thursday afternoon as "a man who has never lost an election," Patrick Ballantine grinned and let out a whoop. "Let's keep that going!" he said, and the 30 people in Wayne County Republican headquarters cheered. Ballantine, though, will need...

'When Pigs Fly' nears completion

Two pink papier-mâché pigs decorated the table in the board room at the Arts Council of Wayne County's art center. They -- like several others -- had been made by local high school students under the supervision of their instructors...

Knott seeks to replace Roy Cooper

Several politicians have used the North Carolina attorney general's office as a step to another office. Joe Knott says that needs to change. "I think the office needs an attorney, not a politician," Knott said during a campaign stop Thursday...

Family Y asks members to be patient in wake of fire

The Goldsboro Family YMCA is asking members to be patient. Repair of the damage from a recent fire is going to take longer than originally thought, says Assistant Executive Director Kriquette Davis. "We wanted to try to open the general...

'Walk to Remember' to be held this weekend

A "Walk to Remember" will be held this weekend as a way for loved ones to acknowledge the loss of a baby. Gethney Hill, director of nursing services in the prenatal unit at Wayne Memorial Hospital, said the event will...

Public records

Robbery attempt A Wayne County business owner was assaulted Thursday night during an attempted robbery and his car was broken into, a Goldsboro police report said. Ki Bong Kim, 51, told officers that the suspect put a box cutter to...

Filling jury box for Lane trial drags on

The state accepted eight new jurors Thursday to fill vacancies and passed them to the defense for questioning in the Wayne County Superior Court trial of Eric Glenn Lane. When the lengthy session ended at 6 p.m., defense lawyers Edwin...

Briefly

Hackett clarification Wayne County Board of Education candidate Joe Hackett said that he supports teacher supplements as well as staff training. Hackett disputed a News-Argus story published Thursday on the Mount Olive candidate forum quoting him as saying schools are...