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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Street still closed

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Center Street remains closed this morning in front of the burned-out Paramount Theater building. For more information see Rebuilding the Paramount on Center Street is committee's goal....

Rebuilding the Paramount on Center Street is committee's goal

Bigger, better and back on Center Street -- that was the goal of the Paramount Theater Committee as it convened this morning. Appointed last week by the Goldsboro City Council, the committee wants to move quickly to reconstruct the burned-out...

Butterfield talks Social Security

"We need the plan." First District Congressman G.K. Butterfield said Tuesday that lawmakers in Washington are waiting to hear the details of President Bush's plan to privatize Social Security before passing judgment on his idea. He spoke at a "town...

Sen. Dole to announce Princeton grant

PRINCETON -- Sen. Elizabeth Dole will announce a large grant for Princeton's sewer plant project on Thursday at Princeton School. She will join officials from the Rural Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and town leaders in making...

Wayne GOP says U.S. should pull out of U.N.

The Wayne County Republicans Party approved a resolution Monday saying that the United States should withdraw its membership from the United Nations. More than 100 people attended the GOP's annual county convention, held Monday night at the Wayne Center. Ed...

Wayne school official honored

Dr. Willette Campbell Wooten, the director of federal programs for the Wayne County public schools, has received the State Leadership Award from the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators. Wooten was recognized at the organization's annual meeting in Washington,...

Public records

Gun shop break-in Thieves entered a gun shop before dawn today and stole two handguns and a holster, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. The property was recovered later. Sheriff's deputies were notified at 3:55 a.m. about a...

Health-care scholarships available

KENANSVILLE -- Carolina East Home Care & Hospice Foundation has established two $1,000 scholarships for health care programs of study. The scholarships are available to provide financial assistance to residents of the seven counties served by Carolina East: Wayne, Duplin,...

Wayne native chosen to lead Special Libraries Association

CHAPEL HILL -- Rebecca Brogden Vargha, a librarian at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill and a Wayne County native, has been chosen the next president-elect of the Special Libraries Association. She will serve as president...

Duplin Commons project advancing

KENANSVILLE -- County employees may be moving into the new agricultural office building at Duplin Commons around the first of June, said Jimmy White, the project's manager. White said he hopes to be finished with the 2,000-seat event center by...

Celebration to mark Wilson library expansion

WILSON -- The Wilson County Public Library will hold a grand opening on Saturday, April 9, to celebrate a an expansion and complete remodeling. The library has undergone a $5.3 million expansion that has doubled its size to 44,000 square...