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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Touring the schools

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit County Commissioner Jack Best studies information about Goldsboro High School during the school facility tour on Tuesday. Also pictured in a Goldsboro High School classroom are, from left, Commissioner Atlas Price; Superintendent Dr. Steve Taylor; Commissioner Andy...

Annexation opponents join lobbying effort today

A dozen annexation opponents donned red shirts this morning before heading to Raleigh as part of a state-wide anti-annexation lobbying effort. "Red stands for stop annexation," said Lisa Cantrell, a member of the Wayne County group opposing annexation by the...

Commissioners tour schools; look at buildings in the city

Wayne County commissioners ended their tour of all the county's public schools Tuesday, after spending the morning visiting schools inside Goldsboro city limits. Commissioners said the four-day tour that began last week helped put the schools' building needs in better...

New city bus shelter already target of vandals

Residents of Seymour Homes waited for years for their Gateway bus shelter. It took a vandal only days to find it. Over the weekend, someone broke out a 5-foot-by-3-foot window panel on the shelter. The damage will cost more than...

Fremont tax, utility rates not likely to rise

FREMONT -- Fremont residents won't be paying more in property taxes in 2005-06 and might not be paying more in utility fees. The town board did not discuss its current 65-cent tax rate during Tuesday night's budget workshop in Town...

Memorial service remembers officers killed in line of duty

Nine Wayne County law-enforcement officers who died in the line of duty were remembered today at the county's annual law enforcement memorial service at Wayne Community College. "No other names were added to the wall this year," Goldsboro Police Chief...

Beginning teachers honored by school officials

Wayne County Public Schools recently honored its pool of beginning teachers. The second annual breakfast and recognition event recognized teachers with less than three years of experience. Each school nominated a candidate, all of whom are participants in the N.C....

Program would aid families of mobilized Guard and Reserve members

The University of North Carolina is spearheading a program, funded by the Department of Defense, that provides support for families of National Guard and Reserve personnel deployed for long periods of time. The Citizen-Soldier initiative is geared at addressing the...

Waynesborough summer events planned

Waynesborough Historical Village has two events planned this summer. Both are free and open to the public, said Ray Swinson, director of events. Diversity Day will be June 4. The event will recognize African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American...

Duplin residents to get opportunity to test new voting machines

KENANSVILLE -- Residents will have a chance to test three voting machines before the county decides which to buy. The machines will be set up in the Kenan Memorial Auditorium, 437 N. Main St., Kenansville for two days in June...

Public records

King hurt in wreck Clyde Edward King, the former Major League baseball pitcher and New York Yankees' manager, was injured Tuesday in a two-vehicle collision at 11:10 a.m. on U.S. 70 East near N.C. 111, Goldsboro police said. King, 81,...

Chamber hears details on Delta deal

KENANSVILLE -- A man from Kinston pitched his town's airport and Delta Airlines to chamber members Monday during lunch at Bo's Cafe. Kenansville is in the marketing area for Delta's non-stop flights, said Jerry Kanter, a member of Lenoir County's...

Wilkiins elected to National Guard council

Goldsboro resident Cleveland C. Wilkin was recently elected to the Executive Council of the National Guard Association, a non-profit corporation made up of members and former members of the North Carolina National Guard. The association is governed by the executive...