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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Disability walk

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Goldsboro citizens and organizations for the handicapped gathered at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Wednesday morning for the five-block Mayor's Disability Walk. People cheered the marchers from the sidewalks and windows of businesses. The annual event...

Some not worried about base

Many Wayne County residents have mixed emotions about the possibility of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base closing. Federal officials are expected to announce Friday what military bases around the country will be recommended for closure or realignment. Seymour Johnson could...

Toll roads discussed for new 70 bypasses

KINSTON -- Limited state transportation dollars could lead to new U.S. 70 bypasses, including one around Goldsboro, being built as toll roads. State and local officials said they need to explore unconventional ideas in order to speed up highway traffic...

Relay for Life grows into $500,000 event

What began as a few people gathering to raise a few thousand dollars for the American Cancer Society has, over 15 years, turned into a major event in Wayne County that now raises more than a half million dollars a...

Public records

Citizen's call lead to arrests An alert neighbor called the 911 center Wednesday about a residential break-in on Augusta Drive and said four young black men left in a sport utility vehicle. Four men were arrested in less than 10...

Goldsboro doctor meets Dalai Lama on India trip

When Dr. Bryson Bateman arrived in India to learn more about the culture of that country, he never dreamed he would be meeting the Dalai Lama. But not only did he meet the famed religious leader, he even had the...

City Council looks for ways to reduce budget

Goldsboro councilmen tried this morning to find items to cut in the 2005-06 budget to avoid or lessen a proposed property tax hike. The council members looked at the budgets for the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation and the travel and...

Goldsboro fire department called to six structure fires

Six structure fires that caused about $124,300 in damages were among the 176 calls that the Goldsboro Fire Department answered in April. An April 29 fire resulted in an estimated $55,000 in damages to a home at 913 S. Slocumb...

Seven Spriings commissioners outraged at sewer bill increases

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Residents will pay 19 percent more on their sewer bills beginning July 1 to cover additional costs passed along to Wayne County by the city of Goldsboro. The town will pay 34 percent more for maintenance of...

Mount Olive Chamber's Patti O'Donoghue plans to retire

MOUNT OLIVE -- Patti O'Donoghue has announced she will retire as president of the Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce by the end of the year. Mrs. O'Donoghue, who has served as the chamber president since 1993, said she plans to...

Duplin to hold summer school for grades 3 to 8

Duplin County will have summer school for students in grades three through eight. Students will arrive at 8 a.m. and dismiss at 2:15 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The first day will be June 13 for continuous learning...

Wayne middle school students learn how to deal with conflict

Wayne County Public Schools middle school students recently had an opportunity to receive training in peer mediation. Groups of about 20 students from the seventh and eighth grades in all the middle schools have gone through or will be going...

Central Alumni and Friends plans 33rd Annual Homecoming

The 33rd annual homecoming of Central Alumni and Friends will be Friday through Sunday, May 27-29. Classes being honored are the Central High classes of 1945, 1955 and 1965 and the Eastern Wayne High classes of 1975, 1985, 1995 and...