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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Opposed to tax increase

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Don Wooten speaks to the county commissioners this morning about the proposed tax increase. For more information see Commissioners hear complaints....

Commissioners hear complaints

Wayne County commissioners got an earful this morning from people opposed to an increase in the county's tax rate. Commissioners held a public hearing today on the proposed county budget for 2005-06. It calls for a 7.5-cent increase in the...

No plans to close O'Berry

State and local officials say there are no plans to close O'Berry Center, despite comments made during recent House subcommittee budget discussions. Carmen Hooker Odom, state Secretary of Health and Human Services, said Monday the proposal was "clearly an initiative...

Testimony begins in murder trial

Family and friends of Precious Whitfield testified Monday in the first-degree murder trial of Eric Lane in Wayne County Superior Court. Lane is on trial for the 5-year-old girl's murder three years ago. He could face the death penalty if...

Jerry Narron named to manage Cincinnati Reds

The last-place Cincinnati Reds fired manager Dave Miley on Tuesday and promoted bench coach Jerry Narron of Goldsboro to take over on an interim basis for the rest of the season. Pitching coach Don Gullett also was fired. Vern...

Mike Cooper serves up zesty hot sauce in airport hangar

Local Hispanics may refer to it as "gringo" sauce, but Mike Cooper says plenty of people still think his Mile High Hot sauce packs plenty of zest. Cooper, a retired Air Force colonel, came up with his own secret recipe...

WCPS scholarships exceed $8 million

Graduates of Wayne County's six public high schools received more than $8 million in financial aid this year, said officials with the county school system. According to school officials, graduates received more than $5 million in renewable grants, scholarships and...

Seymour group donates nine computers to Boys and Girls Club

The Computer Systems Element Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base has donated nine computers to the Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County, and the local law firm of Barnes, Braswell and Haithcock has donated two, all valued at...

Kandis Weeks, Crystal Vinson will represent city in pageants

Kandis Weeks will represent Wayne County as Miss Goldsboro at the 2005 Miss North Carolina Pageant at Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh. Representing Goldsboro in the Miss North Carolina Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant also at Memorial Auditorium is Crystal Michelle Vinson,...

Public records

Man is charged in phone scam A man who got money from people after posing as a tow truck driver has been arrested by Goldsboro police and charged with four felony counts of obtaining property by false pretense. Philip Wayne...

Programs at the Cliffs

Do you have a necklace you don't like? Some animals do. On Saturday, staff at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park will give a presentation about the necklace and how people can help prevent these animals from having to...

AARP driving class planned in Duplin

KENANSVILLE -- The AARP Driver Safety Program, a classroom driver refresher course for drivers over 50, will be held on July 20 and 21 at the Duplin County Senior Center. Class begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 11 a.m....