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Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Baby Owl

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Hootie, a barred owl found Saturday, has found a home with wildlife rehabilitator Judith Wilt. For more information see Barred owl finds shelter with wildlife expert....

Vote on base zoning may be delayed

The Wayne County commissioners are considering postponing a vote on a proposed zoning ordinance around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base until next year. Commissioner Atlas Price also suggested extending the building moratorium in the area around the base until January...

Eastern Wayne chosen as model school

Eastern Wayne High School has been chosen one of six model schools in the nation making progress in closing achievement gaps, particularly among students of different racial and economic lines. The Education Trust, a national non-profit research and advocacy organization...

Early voting will gain in popularity, says state election board official

Election precincts will become less important and more voters will cast ballots ahead of Election Day, says the executive director of the state Board of Elections. Gary Bartlett spoke Tuesday to the Goldsboro Rotary Club. Bartlett said that changes in...

New EDC worker to provide help for existing firms

The Wayne County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the hiring of an additional employee for the county Economic Development Commission. The new employee will work with existing businesses and industries in Wayne County. The board has not yet agreed on...

Barred owl finds shelter with wildlife expert

Hootie, a barred owl found off Corbit Road in the Hood Swamp area Saturday, has found a home with state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator Judith Wilt. Named by the people who found it, Hootie, whose gender is unknown, is...

Dangerous dogs getting out of hand in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town Manager Ray McDonald says he will ask the Mount Olive Town Board to toughen the town's dog ordinance, and he's warning the public that the current ordinance will be more strictly enforced. McDonald said the town...

Briefly

Eureka meeting moved The Eureka citizens meeting scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. will be held at the Eureka Fire Department. Residents are invited to discuss the petition to dissolve the town's charter. State Rep. Louis Pate Jr. from District...

Public records

SUV hits building A car washer on Tuesday mistakenly pushed the gas pedal, instead of the brake, on a specially equipped car, resulting in about $18,000 in damages, a Goldsboro police report said. The car struck a sport utility vehicle...

Fremont financial condition improving, auditor says

FREMONT -- Fremont is taking the right steps to get back on a sound economic footing, says the town's financial auditor. Ray Pittman of Pittard, Perry and Crone made the comment Tuesday night during his annual report to the town...

Aviation critical to economic development, says Perdue

KENANSVILLE -- Aviation is critical to economic development in eastern North Carolina, says Lt. Governor Beverly Perdue. Ms. Perdue spoke Tuesday at the Duplin County Airport. The airport was the site of a meeting of the state Aeronautics Council. The...

Clarification

A headline in Tuesday's News-Argus said parents at North Duplin High School were upset by a "closing plan." No plan to close the school has been adopted. The closing is mentioned in the proposed plans that are under consideration by...