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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

New arrival

News-Argus/Winkie Lee Look who's arrived in time for Farm Heritage Days! This lamb was born a few weeks ago at the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace in Fremont. He joins the other sheep who live in the barn area...

Fremont could reap financial benefit from U.S. 117 intersection

FREMONT -- The intersection of the new U.S. 117 and N.C. 222 could be a bonanza for Fremont, a town that has suffered economically from a lack of good roads. Connie Price, the director of the Wayne County Planning Department,...

City citation policy irks appearance panel

Members of the Goldsboro Appearance Commission expressed frustration Tuesday at a report that showed the city has not given citations to people with unsightly properties in almost a year. Commission members called the report another sign that city officials don't...

Wayne County commissioners find it's only county paying for Eastpointe services

Wayne County pays its fair share to cover mental health services at Eastpointe, but county commissioners learned Tuesday that Duplin and Sampson counties aren't paying theirs. The commissioners decided to send a letter to the Eastpointe Board of Directors, requesting...

Eight members nominated to BRAC commission

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., said Tuesday that North Carolina's military bases are an important to the nation's commitments around the world. Her comments came during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the nomination of Anthony J. Principi...

School board's serial meeting may have violated Open Meetings Law

The Wayne County Board of Education may have violated the state's open meetings law by not discussing its response to a letter from county commissioners during a public meeting. The issue was discussed on the telephone by board members. School...

Old electronics will be accepted for recycling Saturday at Sam's Club

Keep Wayne County Beautiful is sponsoring an electronics recycling collection from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Sam's Club. Franklin's Recycling Company will be collecting old computers, TVs, VCRs, camcorders, telephone systems, printers, copiers, fax...

Public records

Roof damaged in break-in try Thieves cut a hole in the roof of a gun shop before dawn today and tried to steal firearms, according to a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Detectives said no weapons had...

Briefly

Highway meeting Information on the state Transportation Improvement Program will be presented by highway officials Thursday at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce at 308 N. William Street. The meeting of the Rural Transportation Planning Organization will begin at 10...