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Thursday, June 9, 2005

Cotton on fire

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Spontaneous combustion was blamed for a fire at the Tri-County Cotton Gin near Summerlin's Crossroads in north central Duplin County on Wednesday. Volunteers from the Oak Wolfe Volunteer Fire Department, with help from firefighters from the Pleasant...

Telemarketing center to add 120 jobs

A new business will create about 120 jobs in downtown Goldsboro. The North Carolina Frater-nal Order of Police will locate a new fund-raising call center in the former First Citizens Bank on North Center Street. The FOP, the oldest and...

Counties demand accounting from group

KINSTON -- Officials from 13 counties demanded Tuesday to know what an organization charged with bringing jobs to eastern North Carolina has been doing with its money over the last decade. The North Carolina Eastern Region partnership was created a...

PACC-10 money cut from city's 2005-2006 budget

The Goldsboro City Council has cut all of PACC-10's funding from the city's 2005-06 budget, a $33,000 savings. But that doesn't necessarily mean city residents will no longer be able to watch council meetings, Center Street Jams and other city...

Proposed Mount Olive budget maintains property tax rate

MOUNT OLIVE -- The town of Mount Olive will hold a public hearing on its proposed 2005-2006 budget on Monday, June 20, at 10 a.m. at the town hall. Town Manager Ray McDonald proposed no increase in the current tax...

Five jurors seated Wednesday in Lane trial

Jury selection began again today for the state and defense in the first-degree murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane in Wayne County Superior Court. The 33-year-old Lane is accused in connection with the kidnap, rape and murder of 5-year-old Precious...

Public records

Teen won't face death sentence A Dudley teen-ager, accused of taking part in the murder of a man last year, will not be tried for his life. Donavan Ray Lofton, 18, of Running Deer Circle was charged with first-degree murder...

City, county officials praised for efforts to protect base

Two Seymour Johnson advocates thanked the Goldsboro City Council Monday night for the city's efforts to protect the Air Force base during the recent consideration by the Base Realignment and Closure commission. They also thanked the Wayne County Commissioners the...

Seven Springs budget passes budget with no increases

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Town residents will not pay more in taxes this year, the Seven Springs board decided Wednesday. The town board adopted the 2005-06 budget without discussion after a public hearing that closed almost as soon as it opened.No...

Emergency communications mix-up causes delay

PRINCETON -- A communications mix-up caused a 55-minute wait recently for authorities to respond to a traffic accident that occurred just inside the Wayne County line, Princeton Police Chief Eddie Lewis said. A passerby saw at least two horses on...

First storm of new season heads north

The first tropical depression of the new season became Tropical Storm Arlene this morning. The National Hurricane Center in Miami upgraded the system after new readings showed wind speeds had reached 40 knots. Systems with winds in excess of 39...

Development commission hires existing business specialist

A local businessman has been hired by the Economic Development Commission to work with existing businesses in Wayne County. Mike Haney, of Goldsboro, will be the new existing business and industry coordinator. He is the previous owner and operator of...

Briefly

50th anniversary of Kiwanis miniature train Saturday The Kiwanis Club of Goldsboro will mark the 50th anniversary of its miniature train in Herman Park with a celebration beginning at noon on Saturday. Goldsboro Mayor Al King will officially kick off...