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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Annexation protest

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Michael Hinnant holds a sign at the Goldsboro annexation hearing at the Herman Park Center on Tuesday night. On the subject of annexation Hinnant said, "I am definitely against any forced annexation in this state. It's just...

Tax raised 7.5 cents

Wayne County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the property tax rate by 7.5 cents, from 66 cents to 73.5 cents per $100 worth of property. County officials said most of the increase in tax revenue is needed to keep...

Most speak against city annexation

Annexation opponents accused the Goldsboro City Council Tuesday night of wanting to collect their tax dollars to patch problems in poorer, inner-city neighborhoods. "They are wanting our tax money to revive what has been destroyed in this city," said Susan...

Polygraph test results not allowed

The judge in Eric Lane's murder trial ruled Tuesday that jurors will not hear any more details about a lie-detector test that Lane reportedly failed two days after Precious Whitfield's body was found. During an hour-long session without the jury...

Dole praises commission for decision on Seymour

CHARLOTTE -- Sen. Elizabeth Dole told members of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission on Tuesday that Pentagon recommendations to expand Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and other military installations in North Carolina represent sound judgment. But she said a...

Rain beneficial to area crops, especially corn

Wayne County received some much-welcomed rain over the past 24 hours. Most of the county received at least an inch of rain overnight and today. Farmers were especially happy to see the skies darken. Crops have been suffering as only...

Goldsboro Jaycees sponsor first blood drive

Summer is here and vacation is on everyone's mind. Donating blood has been temporarily put on the back burner. But because more people are traveling during the summer, increasing the risk of accidents, that's the time that blood is needed...

Public records

Thieves nabbed Goldsboro police officers arrested theft suspects and recovered stolen equipment Tuesday. Employees of Napa Auto Parts on Ash Street reported a man left without paying for a remote car starter and Rampage car stereo, valued at $134.98. While...

Jam Thursday

The Craig Woodard Band is slated to perfrom at Thursday's Center Street Jam. The free concert will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Waynesborough House parking lot, off Center Street. People may want to bring lawn chairs and/or...

Clarifications

A story in Tuesday's News-Argus on the Supreme Court's ruling on the displaying the Ten Commandments misquoted Dr. David Hines, the chairman of the Department of Religion at Mount Olive College. Hines' quote should have read: ""When folk who call...