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Tuesday, July 5, 2005

The 4th is for kids in Mount Olive

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Children are lined up for the 4th of July parade at Westbrook Park in Mount Olive on Monday afternoon. More than 25 children -- dressed in red, white and blue -- took part in the parade. The...

Retired teachers help foil scam artist

The story was only a few paragraphs in the public record section of the June 21 newspaper. The headline read "Man charged in phone scam." But the real story was how two retired teachers helped foil a suspected scam artist....

Tax bills would be delayed

Hundreds of potential new Goldsboro residents will not receive city property tax bills for more than a year, regardless of whether they're annexed tonight. The City Council is scheduled to vote at 7 p.m. tonight on whether to bring 475...

Schools will ask for money

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education will meet today at 3 p.m. to talk about the amount of money appropriated by the county for the schools. The school board notified the commissioners last week that they...

Thrift store to benefit schools

The operators of a small thrift store on Center Street hope it can make a difference in public school classrooms around Wayne County. Profits from sales at Support Our Schools at 108 N. Center Street go to help buy teacher...

Trash pond at Willow Run defies solution

It can be difficult to fight City Hall, even when you know your way around. Don Callahan, a member of the city's appearance commission, has had no luck in keeping trash from washing into his neighborhood's pond, even though he...

Election filings begin

Two people have set their sights on the Mount Olive Board of Commissioners, while two others are running for sanitary boards. Filing opened Friday, July 1, at the Wayne County Board of Elections for several municipal offices and sanitary boards....

Public records

Quiet weekend on Wayne roads The Independence Day Weekend was a safe one on Wayne County roads, said a spokesman for the state Highway Patrol. As July 4 weekends go, Sgt. T.C. McLeod said, this year's was a good one....

Lancaster receives honorary degree from Irish university

North Carolina Community College System President H. Martin Lancaster received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland) on June 28. The honor is in recognition of his "outstanding contribution to education on the national and international...