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Tuesday, March 8, 2005

Wayne Country Day School damaged in storm

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Parts of the roof lie on the soggy ground outside Wayne Country Day School. For more information see Violent storm rages across Wayne....

Violent storm rages across Wayne

A violent thunderstorm raged across much of Wayne County about 10 a.m. today, damaging buildings, toppling trees and power lines and blocking traffic on several roadways. Strong winds damaged part of Wayne Country Day School. Water was reported to...

School board takes issue with retreat story

Members of the Wayne County Board of Education said Monday night that they have been invited to and have attended retreats held by the county Economic Development Commission,despite some reports to the contrary. The subject surfaced during the open comment...

Center Street to be re-opened

The south-bouth lanes of Center Street should reopen later this week, although they will be narrowed to one line of traffic in front of the Paramount Theater. City workers will erect a chain link fence in front of the theater,...

Public records

Grass fires Wayne County volunteer firefighters and the N.C. Forestry Service were busy Monday, putting out grass and woods fires, according to reports filed with Wayne County Emergency Services. Indian Springs volunteers went three times to a fire in the...

Bomb threat was false alarm

Two messages about possible bomb threats at Grantham School have been investigated, with officers from the Wayne County Sheriff's Office scheduled to make another sweep of the school this week as a precaution. According to Kristy Fair, the public information...

City to refinance utility, road bonds

The city of Goldsboro should save more than $200,000 through a bond-refinancing plan approved Monday night by the City Council. The council agreed to refinance up to $6.3 million in debt remaining from water, sewer and street-improvement bonds that were...

Briefly

Honesty pays Goldsboro High School senior Jarrett Bryant didn't hesitate when he spotted an bank envelope full of money while he was working at Food Lion on Sunday a week ago. Bryant, 18, is a cashier and bagger at the...

Illness at the Duplin business expo blamed on lighting system problems

WALLACE -- Malfunctioning lighting led to the closing of the Duplin County Business Expo on Saturday, officials say. The annual event, held at the New Duplin Warehouse in Wallace, shut down after several people developed skin and eye irritations. Lou...

Princeton closer to having new town hall

PRINCETON -- Princeton moved a step closer Monday night to building a new town hall. An official with the U.S. Department of Agriculture told town officials Monday that the town is in line to get a $300,000 grant from disaster...

Mount Olive College gets quarter-million dollar grant for improvements

MOUNT OLIVE -- The town of Mount Olive has received a grant for $250,000 from the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center to build water and sewer lines to Mount Olive College and to also construct a lift station at...

Eureka to check town's sewer lines

The Eureka Town Board decided Monday to move forward with smoke-testing the town's sewer lines. Residents of the town have complained about what they call high sewer bills. Eureka is charged monthly by the town of Fremont, who in turn...