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Monday, June 27, 2005

There's a buzz downtown

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Beekeeper David Simmons lures bees into his hive near the Employment Security building on North William Street Thursday. Simmons was called to remove a hive containing 10,000 bees that had been built in a tree next to...

14-year-old slain; stepfather to be charged

The body of a 14-year-girl was found by Wayne County lawmen early today and her stepfather is expected to be charged with her rape and murder. Jonneka Nikki Spencer was found in a wooded area off Church of God Road...

Board to decide on taxes Tuesday

Wayne County citizens will learn Tuesday how much more property taxes they will have to pay in the coming year. The county Board of Commissioners will meet at 11 a.m. to vote on the 2005-06 county budget. The meeting will...

County seeks one dollar increase for E911

Wayne County officials are seeking a $1-per-month increase in the E911 charge on most home telephones later this year. County commissioners could vote as soon as Tuesday to approve the increase -- from 85 cents per line to $1.85 per...

Man wanted on murder charge is shot

A 23-year-old man shot during a confrontation over the weekend is said to be wanted for murder and other charges. Pablo Baltazar, 23, address unknown, remained in intensive care at Wayne Memorial Hospital after a shooting that happened at a...

Public record

Purse snatched A juvenile was apprehended Sunday afternoon after Goldsboro police investigated a report of a purse-snatching in the parking lot of Eckerds, 800 E. Ash St. Barbara Ann Vinson, 49, of Park Avenue, told police the incident happened as...

OPINION: Good memories

Increasingly, over the years, I have become a recluse. Good, long-suffering wife Gloria suggests that I am perhaps a "gregarious recluse." Once I get in a group, I enjoy myself -- even for moments at receptions after funerals. Recently, a...

Local women win honors at scholarship pageant

Miss Goldsboro Kandis Weeks did not place in the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant held this past weekend in Raleigh. However, Goldsboro's two younger contestants did. Crystal Michelle Vinson, 17., participating in the teen division of the pageant, was voted...

Program helps build bridges for Hispanic parents, children

The number of Hispanics attending parenting classes has risen dramatically since Michelle Estrada became Latino community educator for Wayne County Partnership for Children. "The traffic flow through the door has increased so much," said Julie Odom, community services director for...