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Tuesday, June 7, 2005

The artist and her work

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit A opening reception for Goldsboro artist Windy Lies was held Monday evening at the Wayne County Arts Council building on East Ash Street. About 20 examples of her work will be on display through July 17. Miss...

Council approves tax increase

Come this fall, Goldsboro property owners could pay one of the highest combined tax rates in North Carolina. Monday, the City Council unanimously approved the city's 2005-06 budget, which raises the city's tax rate 5 cents. If Wayne County commissioners...

District seeking truce on budget

The superintendent of schools called on the Wayne County commissioners Monday night, challenging them to stop pointing fingers at the school system and to move forward to do "what is best for the children of Wayne County" as the county...

More jurors called in case

Jury selection continued today in Wayne County Superior Court in the first-degree murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane. Lane, a 33-year-old electrician, is accused in connection with the kidnap, rape and murder of 5-year-old Precious Ebony Whitfield more than three...

Princeton could pay more this fall

PRINCETON -- Princeton residents might be paying more in taxes in 2005-06. The town board on Monday night received a budget that called for a 2-cent increase, from 52 cents to 54 cents, in property taxes. Water and sewer and...

Schools award scholarships to teacher candidates

Five area students have received scholarships through a program implemented and funded by county commissioners six years ago as a way to replenish the teaching pool in Wayne County. The Wayne County Teacher Scholarships were awarded during Monday night's...

Public records

Fire destroys mobile home MOUNT OLIVE -- Five people escaped injury early today from a fire that consumed their mobile home at 105 Granger Place, a Mount Olive fire official said. Assistant Fire Chief Greg Wiggins said that when firefighters...

Briefly

Bloodmobile The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at O'Berry Center. Donors will receive a coupon for a free car wash. Wristband for blood Wayne County...

Pikeville man's grass is ticklish issue

PIKEVILLE -- A resident asked the Pikeville Board of Commissioners to send him a citation on his lawn at the board's meeting Monday night. In the public forum portion of the meeting, Dennis Lewis presented the board with ways in...

Duplin struggles to hold line on budget

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin commissioners will continue today trying to pull together a budget without raising taxes. Commissioners held a public hearing on the proposed $42.6 million budget Monday night and planned to start back with work sessions again at 2...

Board approves interim operating budget

The Board of Education approved an interim operating budget Monday night, allowing the school system to maintain its fiscal operation without interruption during the months of July, August, and September. The $37.1 million budget figure represents one quarter of the...

WCC's latest Renaissance biggest yet

The 21st edition of Renaissance, Wayne Community College's writers and artists magazine, was its biggest yet, and according to its editors, the best yet. The 2005 issue of the magazine contains 64 pages with more than 125 pieces of prose,...