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Friday, May 20, 2005

Jamming downtown

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber The Rick Godfrey Band entertains the crowd Thursday evening at the Goldsboro Center Street Jam. The Center Street Jam is held near Center Street beside the Waynesborough House every other Thursday during the summer months....

Wayne commissioners to meet with legislators

Wayne County commissioners will join commissioners from across the state in Raleigh on Wednesday to inform legislators about the issues with which they are struggling. The commissioners are going as part of the state Association of County Commissioners' annual County...

Tobacco buyout sign-ups on schedule

Only a handful of Wayne County tobacco farmers and quota holders have yet to sign up for the Tobacco Transition Payment Program, said Rick Tharrington, the executive director of the county's Farm Service Agency. Farmers and quota holders have until...

Bankers discuss loan pool for small business

MOUNT OLIVE -- Bankers in Mount Olive gathered Thursday to discuss the concept of a loan pool that would help businesses in small towns. Banks would contribute money to get the pool started. They would profit from the interest the...

Public records

Man sentenced in shooting case A 21-year-old Goldsboro man has been sentenced to about eight to 11 years in prison after being convicted of firing a weapon into a Goldsboro home and wounding the woman resident five times. Jonathan Devon...

Health department recognizes essay winners

In its third year sponsoring an essay contest to promote abstinence among teens, the Health Department received 75 entries from public and private high schools around the county. The top three winners were all Eastern Wayne High School ninth-graders, with...

Briefly

Water line flushing Goldsboro employees who are flushing waterlines overnight will begin work in a new area Sunday night. The new areas to be serviced are Wayne Memorial Drive, W. New Hope Road, Cox Boulevard, Hare Road, Forest Hill Drive,...

Health Dept. is looking for a new dentist

The Health Department is actively seeking a new dentist to continue the program that began five years and became self-sustaining before its start-up grant ended. Despite nearly 25 percent of its patrons lacking dental insurance and paying on a sliding...

Center Street Jam schedule

The Center Street Jam is held near Center Street beside the Waynesborough House every other Thursday during the summer months. The Schedule June 2 -- The Main Event June 16 -- Coastline June 30 -- Craig Woodard Band July 14...

Man convicted in bludgeoning death to be paroled

KENANSVILLE -- The N.C. Parole Commission has granted parole to a Duplin County man who was convicted in the 1982 bludgeoning death of a woman he had served as pastor. Clarence Sheldon Howard, 67, was convicted of second-degree murder in...