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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Berkeley wreck

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Police, fire and rescue personnel assist a driver this morning after a collision at North Berkeley Boulevard and an exit ramp from Dr. M.L. King Jr. Expressway, the U.S. 70 bypass. The driver, John Henry Bell Jr.,...

City: Tax hike could have been worse

Goldsboro residents grumbling about a possible 5-cent increase in city property taxes might feel better to know it could have been much worse. Finance officials say they trimmed more than $2.6 million in requests before the city's proposed 2005-06 budget...

Father relieved to learn son is safe

Ken Plummer was half-asleep in front of his TV Saturday night when he heard what sounded like his son's name mentioned by a newscaster describing a helicopter crash. Plummer's son, Chris-topher, is an Army major deployed to Afghanistan. The broadcast...

Shelter too crowded to take care of strays

The Wayne County Animal Shelter has housed unwanted pets for half a century, but it is too small and outdated to meet the county's current animal control needs, say officials who hope to build a new shelter. Thirty years ago,...

Mental health workers seek support for programs

Mental health workers told lawmakers Monday the community needs help from the Legislature to prepare to take on a larger portion of the burden for caring for people with mental illnesses. "The state needs to give counties more flexibility with...

County celebration brings businesses together

Employees from businesses across Wayne County gathered Monday for a day of golf, food and fun. The 17th annual Wayne County Industry Celebration Golf Tournament, held at the Goldsboro Country Club, was organized by the county Economic Development Commission. Ambassadors...

Public records

Hungry thief hits Wilber's A thief entered Wilber's Barbecue Northside at 1104 N. William St. between Friday and Monday and stole two cans of Brunswick stew, a bag of onion rings and a can of green beans, Goldsboro police reported....

Community calendar

DISABILITY WALK The annual Hal Plonk Disability Awareness Walk, sponsored by the Mayor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities, will be held May 11, starting at 10 a.m. The five-block walk, sponsored by the Mayor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities, will...

Clarification

A story in Sunday's edition of The News-Argus misidentified the graduation speaker. William A. Dudley, senior deputy secretary of N.C. Crime Control and Public Safety, was the keynote speaker during Friday night's Wayne Community College graduation....