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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Wilson-Goldsboro road nears completion

News-Argus/Bobby Williams The new U.S. 117 crosses over U.S. 70 West in this aerial photo taken in February. For more information see Planning for new 4-lane highway began nearly quarter century ago....

Planning for new 4-lane highway began nearly quarter century ago

When Wayne County Commissioner Andy Anderson began pushing for improvements to U.S. Highway 117, he didn't realize it would take 23 years to complete 21 miles of highway. It was 1983, and Anderson had recently retired to Wayne County after...

ESC's Billy Patterson wins national award

Billy Patterson of the Employment Security Commission in Goldsboro has received a national award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars for his efforts at helping veterans find jobs. The Goldsboro office was rated the third-best employment office for helping veterans...

Wachovia in Mount Olive robbed

MOUNT OLIVE -- Police are investigating an armed robbery around 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Wachovia Bank at 210 N. Center St., Mount Olive. Investigators said three employees were in the bank when two black men of an unknown age...

City planning department fees increased

The Goldsboro City Council approved an increase in fees for planning department services at its meeting Monday night. The new fees are effective immediately. Council members approved the recommendation of the planning staff and city manager, who said the costs...

Annie Lewis joins board in Fremont

FREMONT — Annie Lewis was sworn in Tuesday night as a replacement for the late Sylvester Artis on the Fremont Town Board of Aldermen. Mrs. Lewis, a lifelong Fremont resdent, will serve out the remainder of Artis’ term, until...

Public records

Drug charges Three people were arrested Tuesday by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad and charged with drug violations in a home in the 600 block of North John Street. *The resident, Matthew Coley, 53, was charged with three felonies --...

Bids received for remaining Winn-Dixies

Two Winn-Dixie stores in Wayne County were among those the bankrupt grocery chain received bids for this week. The stores at Ashley Plaza on Berkeley Boulevard in Goldsboro and at the Neuse River Shopping Center on U.S. 117 south were...

Suspect in Fremont shooting released under $30,000 bond

FREMONT -- A Fremont man charged with the shooting of a Wilson man on Saturday has posted a $30,000 secured bond and has been released from the Wayne County Jail, officials said. Johnathan Anthony Uzzell, 26, of Wooten Street was...

Clarification

The Federal Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled last week that the wrestling coach at Rosewood High School could be sued for violating the constitutional rights of a former student during an alleged hazing incident. The story said it was...

Two buildings condemned

The Goldsboro City Council approved the demolition of two dilapidated buildings at its meeting Monday. The CSX Freight building on South John Street is structurally unsound and dangerous, said chief inspector Ed Cianfarra. He said efforts to contact railroad officials...

Briefly

Bloodmobile The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Thursday from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at Oak Forest Road Church of Christ. Donors will receive a Red Cross wristband, a coupon for a free...