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Tuesday, May 3, 2005

2 hurt in collision on 581

Two Charles B. Aycock High School students were in critical condition today at Pitt Memorial Hospital after they were involved in a wreck at the intersection of N.C. 581 and Nahunta Road on Monday evening. Cynthia Leigh Hubbell and Amanda...

School budget $23 million

The Wayne County Board of Education voted Monday night to send a $23 million local budget to county commissioners, requesting that the school system's teacher supplement be maintained and positions previously cut from the budget be restored. The board also...

Proposed city budget to require 5-cent hike

Goldsboro's proposed 2005-06 budget would require a five-cent increase in the city's property tax rate. City Manager Joe Huffman presented the draft spending plan to the City Council at a work session Monday afternoon. "The last thing a new city...

Public records

House fire FREMONT -- A fire that destroyed a two-unit apartment building at 408 S. Pine St. late Friday night has been ruled an accident, officials said Monday. When Fremont volunteer firefighters arrived, they deemed the fire suspicious and contacted...

Driver pinned in wreckage

Bobby Williams photo DRIVER PINNED IN WRECKAGE: Fire and rescue units from Faison, Warsaw and Calypso work at the scene of an accident at the N.C. 403 exit on Interstate 40 near Faison on Monday afternoon. A tractor-trailer driven by...

Briefly

Tons of litter The Spring Litter Sweep cleared more than five tons of trash from local roadways Saturday. The N.C. Department of Transportation collected 527 bags from the roadsides, according to Simonne Cato of Keep Wayne County Beautiful....

Pikeville electric rates going up

The Pikeville Board of Commissioners approved a 4.4 percent increase in electric rates Monday night. Mayor Herb Sieger said the increase is due to the rising cost of fuel. The increase became effective May 1. The board debated absorbing the...

Get purple bows to show support for fight against cancer

Purple bows are popping up all over Wayne County in preparation for the annual Relay for Life. This year's goal is to sell 5,000 purple bows, said Jo Heidenreich, bow chairman. She said about 4,000 were sold last year. They...

Dilapidated buildings are on Prnceton's list

PRINCETON -- The town of Princeton is on its way to sprucing up its image. Police Chief Eddie Lewis told members of the town board Tuesday night that some dilapidated buildings in the town have been repaired or removed. Lewis...

Correction

Correction Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders said he was not part of the chase Sunday night that resulted in a wreck and a traffic fatality near Calypso. Winders said Deputy Jayson Hill took part in the chase. Winders said he...