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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Chugging back to the 1950s

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Goldsboro Mayor Al King, second from left, seems to be enjoying the first ride of the day on the Kiwanis miniature train Saturday. The Kiwanis Club of Goldsboro celebrated the 50th anniversary of the train in Herman...

Bell says aloha to Hawaii trip

Commissioner John Bell will not attend the annual convention of the National Association of County Commissioners in Honolulu in July. Bell canceled his trip Monday. He was not available for comment by presstime today. Three other commissioners, plus the board's...

Duplin votes 'no' on more funding

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County commissioners voted down a proposal last week to give the public schools more money. At a work session, Commissioner L.S. Guy, a former superintendent of the county school system, urged his fellow commissioners to allocate a...

Logistics expert says N.C. ports have potential to bring in billions

Earl F. Brinkley brought his vision for eastern North Carolina back to Goldsboro Monday. Eastern North Carolina is missing out on billions of dollars by failing to develop the ports at Wilmington and Morehead City and upgrading the railroad system,...

Defense will take look at jurors today

The defense will continue to examine jurors today for the final four seats 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...

Local reaction to Jackson verdict mixes

Goldsboro residents said today that they weren't surprised by the verdict in the Michael Jackson case, even though some did not agree with it. "If he was found not guilty, then I believe he's not guilty," said Frank Koonce as...

Public records

Campaign nets 556 violations Wayne County law-enforcement officers found 556 violations during the last week of the three-week, statewide "Click It or Ticket" campaign to enforce use of seat belts and child-safety seats. Goldsboro police held 71 checkpoints, Mount Olive...

WCC receives report card

Wayne Community College has received its annual report card from the state. The Performance Measures report released recently shows how WCC compared last year to other colleges in the system and how the system as a whole was performing. *The...