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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Rebuilding Paramount?

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit The City Council is considering options for rebuilding the Paramount Theater, destroyed by a fire this past weekend. Center Street in front of the theater will remain closed util officials are confident that the front wall of...

City Council hoping to rebuild Paramount

Goldsboro officials want to rebuild the Paramount Theater, possibly even saving and restoring its front wall, if it's not prohibitively expensive. "We need to be committed to building it back on the same spot if it's at all possible," said...

Fog-related accident ties up traffic at 70 - 111 intersection

Local officials blamed weather conditions for a series of automobile accidents this morning. Fog covered the highways of Wayne County, reducing visibility for drivers. As drivers approached the intersection of N.C. 111 and U.S. 70 East, the thick gray mass...

Large crowd protests possible restrictions around base

More than 100 people packed the Goldsboro City Council's chambers for hearings Monday night, many coming to protest parts of the proposed unified development ordinance. Eleven people spoke against the ordinance, primarily how it would restrict development in high noise...

Hospital to require up-front payment of insured patients' portion of bill

The signs in doctors' offices that say "Payment is due at time of service" will soon be appearing at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Starting today, "co-payments" will be collected from insured patients upon arrival for any procedures scheduled in advance. Co-payments...

Stagestruck tickets on sale now

Stagestruck is selling tickets for "Peter Pan" beginning today at the Arts Council. Tickets, which cost $12, may also be purchased at the door. Performances will be Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m., and...

Public records

Mount Olive man is fatally shot SEVEN SPRINGS -- A 22-year-old Mount Olive man was fatally shot early Sunday, and another man was listed today in critical condition at a hospital after a fight near a Lenoir County nightclub. The...

Pikeville workshop identifies priorities for growth and development

The town of Pikeville held a workshop for growth and development Monday evening at the town hall. Mayor Herb Sieger presided over the meeting, which was intended to help identify priorities for the town's leaders. A presentation by Judy Hills...

Marathoner raises money for children's camps

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Becky Johnson laced up her sneakers two weeks ago in an effort to send less fortunate children to summer camp. Johnson, a student at Wayne Community College, spends her summers working at Camp Seafarer in Arapahoe. Two...

Duplin commissioners authorize county manager to negotiate a solid waste contract

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners authorized county Manager Fred Eldridge to negotiate with any landfill owner or other local government to haul solid waste for the county. They also agreed to look for an engineer to design...

Duplin officials raise fees, charge for fire inspections

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County residents will soon be paying fees for fire inspections that used to be free. The Duplin County Board of Commissioners agreed Monday to adopt a fee schedule for the Emergency Services Department's fire inspections. It will...

Briefly

Black troops honored An organization that honors black soldiers who fought in the Civil War will meet in Kinston on March 4-6 for a symposium. The U.S. Colored Troops Institute will meet at the Hampton Inn. The event will feature...

Local man to appear in episode of 'JAG' Friday

Brian Britt, a Goldsboro High School graduate, will appear in an episode of the TV drama "JAG" on Friday night at 9 on CBS. Britt, an actor who lives in Los Angeles, has appeared on several TV shows, including "The...

More Red Cross Heroes sought

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for more heroes again this year. Heroes are people who raise at least $1,000 during the annual Heroes Campaign. The campaign will be held next month with a kickoff...