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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

For sale

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit The former city fire station on Ash Street was built in the 1930s and was used until a new station was built in 1976. For more information see Historic station for sale....

Commissioners consider 10-cent tax hike

Wayne County Commissioners received some bad news Monday. County Manager Lee Smith is figuring a 10-cent increase in the property tax rate in his proposed budget for 2005-2006. The proposed budget is based on a tax rate of 76 cents...

Jurors picked for Lane trial

Jury selection resumed today in the first-degree murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane in Wayne County Superior Court. The 33-year-old Lane, who is representing himself, was accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering 5-year-old Precious Ebony Whitfield in 2002. If Lane...

Historic station for sale

One of Goldsboro's landmark buildings is for sale, and city officials hope to find a buyer to restore it to its glory days. The former Goldsboro Fire Station on Ash Street is now available at a cut-rate price, possibly less...

Heavy turnout marks third Chamber business expo

The Third Annual Business Expo drew hundreds of people to Goldsboro Country Club on Monday. Some sampled the food. Some took home samples of the items vendors had on display. Some even found time to conduct a little business. The...

Public records

Murder charge MOUNT OLIVE -- A second man was arrested Monday by Mount Olive police and charged with the murder of a former Goldsboro resident. Jeffrey Leach, 31, of Glen Haven Drive, Goldsboro, was charged with the murder of Russell...

Gateway to get larger buses by early next year

The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority will replace its fleet of buses by early 2006 with larger models with better handicap access. The Gateway Board of Directors voted Monday afternoon to approve the agency's 2005-06 budget, which totaled over $3.1 million. The...

Cliffs lake too low for swimmers

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The swimming area at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park will not open this weekend. There's not enough water. Park ranger Dan Smith said today the swimming area normally opens Memorial Day weekend but that won't...

Students learn safe way to be 'home alone'

Fourth graders at Meadow Lane Elementary School know they are not supposed to talk to strangers. But when asked exactly who a stranger is, they had a difficult time defining one. Most agreed that a stranger is someone they don't...

Rotary-sponsored group from India tours Wayne County

Even something as simple as picking strawberries is one thing members of a Rotary-sponsored team from India will never forget about their trip here. The team consisted of young professionals from India who toured eastern North Carolina for a month...

Exchange Club hears from speakers

David Thomas and Jim Woodall spoke at the recent meeting of the Goldsboro Exchange Club. Thomas, director of health, physical education safety and athletics for Wayne County Public Schools, talked about some of his areas of responsibility. Woodall, president-elect of...

Red Cross offers safety tips as hurricane season nears

Heavy winds are pounding your home, destroying trees and shrubs all around you. Torrential rains are falling from the sky by buckets. Suddenly, your power goes out. Are your prepared for the worst? Hurricane season officially starts June 1 and...

Don't forget pets when storms strike

As hurricane season approaches, people are busy stocking their disaster supply kits and preparing evacuation plans. But what if you have pets or livestock? In these cases, there are extra preparations that must be done. There are sheltering options available...

Briefly

Memorial Day closings City and county offices will be closed Monday, May 30, for the Memorial Day holiday. This will include the county landfill and its convenience centers. City garbage pickups that are normally done on Monday will be collected...