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Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Price overtakes Keck, Kerr wins

Incumbent Atlas Price overtook Hal Keck in the last five precincts reporting Tuesday night after trailing the challenger through the first 80 percent of the vote count for the at-large seat on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. With all...

News-Argus election coverage tonight

The News-Argus will post results of local races on the Web site tonight as they become available from the Board of Elections. Look for them here....

Board defends game cancellation

School board members said Monday night they stand by the decision to cancel Goldsboro High School's homecoming game after rumors surfaced about possible violence. Several took issue with comments made by the Goldsboro City Council criticizing the decision, and one...

Duplin cancels landfll plan

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County has abandoned plans to build its own landfill. Wayne Sullivan of Municipal Engineering was going to test the soil at some possible landfill sites once the crops were off the fields this fall. The potential sites...

Schools make cuts to give teacher raises

The Wayne County school board has approved budget cuts of $876,802 to pay for teacher supplement raises. No personnel, remediation or supplies had to be sacrificed from the school system, school officials said. And Eastern Wayne High School students will...

Council to buy former Super 10 site for parking

Goldsboro councilmen agreed Monday to pay $50,000 for downtown property that would provide more parking for citizens. The Center Street property, belonging to J. Eustace Bizzell, was the site of the former Super 10 store. That store, at 134 N....

Two vacancies left on Lane jury

Two more jurors were seated Monday in Wayne County Superior Court in the first-degree murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane, leaving only two vacancies. The two men, a truck driver and a brick mason, were among 100 people who have...

Goldsboro's bids on sewer come in high

The Goldsboro City Council agreed Monday to take $1.9 million from its utility fund to pay for sewer improvements along New Hope Road. The council expects to repay the loan next spring when it sells sewer bonds. Those bonds were...

Briefly

Salvation Army Christmas The Salvation Army will take applications next week from families who want to take part in the annual Christmas program for food and toys. Senior citizens will also be allowed to apply for food. People should come...

Calypso and Mt. Olive reach sewer agreement

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive will provide routine daily maintenance on Calypso's sewer system when it goes on line. The two towns entered a one-year agreement Monday in separate meetings. The agreement says the town of Mount Olive will maintain...

Mount Olive runway to be extended sooner

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive will be able to start the second part of its runway extension sooner than expected. The airport runway will proceed north this fall rather than next spring. Mount Olive town commissioners approved another contract to...

Public records

Arrested thrice Two men were arrested for a third time in about four months by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad and charged with a felony drug offense in their home. Antoine Lamar Silvers, 20, and Alajahwan Silvers, 17, both of...

Princeton considers new town hall

PRINCETON -- Princeton wants a new town hall to replace a building that town officials say is outdated and has a leaky roof. Town Commissioner Larry Withrow says the town has three options -- renovating the current building on South...

New businesses coming to Pikeville

PIKEVILLE -- The town should have two new businesses in Cornerstone Plaza within the next few months. A Pizza and Sub restaurant is planned to open after the owner receives approval from the Wayne County Health Department, said Lonnie Graves,...

Phipps family continues call for murder investigation

KENANSVILLE -- The family of a man who was shot to death nine years ago asked Duplin County commissioners to support their call for a federal investigation into what they call a cover-up. Monday morning was the second time Victoria...

Family Support Center renamed

A man who devoted 40 years of service to the personnel and families of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was honored and remembered Monday by his family, base officials and local officials. The Family Support Center at Seymour Johnson was...