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Friday, July 8, 2005

Two boards at odds

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Dr. Stephen Taylor is questioned by County Attorney Borden Parker during a hearing Thursday on the legality of a school board meeting concerning the county budget issue. For more information see Boards will go to mediation....

Lane found guilty

Guilty on all charges. Eric Glenn Lane was convicted today of the first-degree murder of 5-year-old Precious Ebony Whitfield more than three years ago. A Wayne County Superior Court jury of 10 women and two men returned the verdict...

Boards will go to mediation

Superior Court Judge Jerry Braswell assigned a mediator Thursday to lead a meeting between the schools and the county regarding budget conflicts. Mike Jones, a Goldsboro lawyer, was selected by Braswell as the mediator. The two boards will meet at...

Weather blamed for price increase

Hurricanes and tropical storms are not just affecting Wayne County residents' plans for the weekend. The effects of the heavy rains and winds are also pulling a little more money out of drivers' pockets. "I don't like it, but there's...

Mount Olive board already has 6 candidates

The Mount Olive Board of Commissioners has already attracted six candidates, and its first race, in the first week of filing for this fall's elections. Mayor B.R. "Ruff" Huggins, of Crest Drive, followed through on his plans to seek re-election....

Public records

Two quick-thinking clerks foiled a predawn armed robbery attempt today at a convenience store, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office reported. The suspects fled without getting any money. The report said the first woman clerk had asked the second woman at...

Faison discusses curfew for teens

FAISON -- The town of Faison might change its juvenile curfew ordinance to hold parents responsible for their teenagers' misdoings. The town board directed Faison Attorney Garrett Ludlum Wednesday night to study the town of Knightdale's ordinance, which says parents...

Waynesborough event this weekend

Summerfest will be held at Waynesborough Historical Village this weekend. The annual event is "a chance for young and old to go back to the 1800s and enjoy the simple pleasures of the good old days," said Colleen Baker, administrator...

Tips to Crime Stoppers lead to two arrests

A business break-in and subsequent theft in Mount Olive have been solved with two arrests after an anonymous phone call to Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers. A man wanted for a sexual assault was arrested, and three fugitives were apprehended in...

Emergency Medical Technician training to begin Aug. 9

Wayne Community College Continuing Education is enrolling students in an off-campus Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate training course set to begin Aug. 9. Successful completion of this course prepares the student to take the N.C. E.M.T. Certification Exam. The course will...

City tightens rules on overgrown yards, junk cars

Can anyone see any cars with flat tires or up on blocks in your yard? If not, is it because weeds obscure the view? If you answered "yes" to either question, listen up -- it may have just become more...