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Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Good Neighbors United

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Bill Burnette, left, speaks to an audience on the proposed annexation outside Goldsboro's City Hall Tuesday. Council members voted 6-1 for the measure at their next meeting. Good Neighbors United says it will challenge the decision in...

County questions meeting's legality

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education will meet Thursday in court to determine whether the school board followed proper procedure in challenging commissioners' appropriation for public education. School officials notified commissioners last week that they intended...

Sheriff: Eric Lane said he deserved to die

An emotional Sheriff Carey Winders said murder defendant Eric Glenn Lane said during an interview, "Yes, I deserve to die." Winders was the fourth defense witness to take the stand Tuesday in the murder trial of the man accused in...

Teen dies in drive-by shooting

A Goldsboro teen-ager was murdered in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night in Tanglewood Trailer Park, Goldsboro police reported today. No arrests have been made. The victim was identified as Otis Dwayne Davis, 16, of Lot 215, 3201 Central Heights Road....

City annexation battle will head to courtroom

Good Neighbors United vowed Tuesday night to continue fighting, despite the City Council's decision to annex them again. Residents of the subdivisions along Salem Church and Buck Swamp roads gathered outside Goldsboro City Hall immediately after the council's 6-1 vote....

Irwin up for parole in July

An Ohio man convicted of the 1979 murder of a Fremont pharmacist will have his case reviewed later this month by the N.C. Parole Commission. The commission is expected to decide by July 23 whether to order an investigation for...

BI-LO will buy Winn-Dixie store

BI-LO, a supermarket chain based in Greenville, S.C., is planning to buy the Winn-Dixie grocery store on Wayne Memorial Drive, according to the latter's web site. The store is one of three in Wayne County that Winn-Dixie intends to close....

Council OKs 36,000 dollar bill for Paramount architect

The Goldsboro City Council voted Tuesday night to pay a Raleigh architectural firm nearly $36,000 for preliminary work on the new Paramount Theater. Also at its regular meeting, the council approved an expansion for the Target store on Berkeley Boulevard,...

Public record

Woman robbed A Goldsboro woman was robbed Tuesday of $500 in the 1000 block of Slaughter Street, according to a police report. Rhonda Mills Hood of Goldsboro said she was sitting on a bench at about 7 a.m. when a...

Princeton fixes, bids on cars

PRINCETON -- Cars continue to be a thorn in the side of Princeton Police Chief Eddie Lewis. The town's newest auto, a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria with 44,000 miles, needed a new fuel pump. The chief told Tuesday night's monthly...