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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Breaking ground

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Mayor Al King leads the Goldsboro City Council and other dignitaries in breaking ground for the new City Hall annex at the corner of Center and Mulberry streets on Tuesday. From left are Grimsley Hobbs of Partin...

Winter weather advisory issued

Wayne is among counties that were placed under a winter weather advisory this afternoon when snow began falling in neighboring counties. According to the National Weather Service in Raleigh, a band of heavy snow was moving east across the...

Three schools without heat Tuesday

Power outages Tuesday and today caused three county schools to be without heat, with students at one school dismissed early today. In all three schools -- Northeast, Eastern Wayne Elementary and Norwayne Middle -- instruction continued Tuesday, and students were...

Petition seeks removal of Superior Court judge

PIKEVILLE -- A group of people angry over the way Judge Jerry Braswell handled the appointment of magistrates is trying to raise a petition to get him removed from office. About 30 people gathered Tuesday night at the Masonic Lodge...

4th Fighter Wing jets part of inaugural ceremonies

Four jets from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will perform a fly-by today at the presidential inauguration events. President Bush will take the oath of office Thursday but the fly-by will be held today because the airspace will be restricted...

Benefits accrue to Wayne Community College attendees, study finds

*A person who attends Wayne Community College will earn an average of $3,129 a year for every year of full-time study. *For every dollar that a student invests in attending WCC, he will get back $4.45 in higher future earnings...

Little River's Mike Aycock named 'Fireman of Year'

As veteran firefighter Mike Aycock listened to the speaker at Tuesday night's annual Wayne County Firemen's banquet, he began to get a little suspicious. The speaker was describing the firefighter who had been chosen as Fireman of the Year and...

City approves money to renovate Paramount Theatre exterior

The Goldsboro City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to spend $64,800 to repair the exterior of the Paramount Theater. Goldsboro assumed ownership of the theater in 1993, after extensive interior renovations. The outside walls of the Center Street theater consist of...

Public records

Motel fire deemed suspicious A suspicious, predawn fire caused about $21,000 in damages today to a room at the Knights Inn, the former Ramada Inn, at 802 W. Grantham St., a Goldsboro fire official said. Assistant Fire Chief Ray Boyette...

Officials break ground for City Hall addition

Bundled against the cold, a small group of officials and Goldsboro residents broke ground Tuesday for the new addition to City Hall. Mayor Al King led the ceremony, tossing a shovelful of earth with a gold-plated shovel as members of...

Slozak bid formal farewell to City Council

Goldsboro City Manager Richard Slozak bid a formal farewell to the City Council and city staff Tuesday during his last council meeting as city manager. Slozak retired from the city in December but has been working this month on an...

Consultant firm sought to develop countywide land-use plan

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to seek an outside firm to help develop a countywide land-use plan. The board voted unanimously to ask consulting firms to submit their qualifications for working on the project. The commissioners will...