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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Lawn protest

News-Argus/Turner Walston Pikeville resident Dennis Lewis stands in his weed-infested yard. His yard is one of several that have caused renewed interest in the town's grass ordinance. For more information see Refusal to cut grass leads to new rules....

Two fire deaths now being called murder

The death of two people in a Saturday fire in Goldsboro is being investigated by authorities as murder, officials said today. Noelle Talley, the public information officer for the Attorney General's Office, today confirmed the blaze has become a double-murder...

Goldsboro temporarily halts flouride water treatment

Goldsboro's public utilities director says a decision to stop putting fluoride in city water is a temporary measure pending testing by state authorities. The injection of fluoride into the city's water was halted June 30, said Karen Brashear, who cited...

Recycling partnership is success

A Wayne County program designed to reduce the amount of solid waste going to the landfill, has the added benefit of helping the Wayne Opportunity Center and the county schools at the same time. Wayne Opportunity Center and Keep Wayne...

Hacketts say spirit of daughter lives on

Nothing prepared Joe and Gena Hackett for the loss of their six-year-old daughter Avery to complications while undergoing brain surgery in December, or for the dark days that followed. But the couple has chosen to keep the faith that there...

Refusal to cut grass leads to new rules

A committee of Pikeville residents formed to review the town's lawn maintenance ordinance drafted a revision Wednesday night that would require residents to cut their grass when it reaches a foot in height or have the town cut it for...

Public records

Man shot A Goldsboro teen-ager was shot in the leg Wednesday when he stopped to check on a car problem at Swan and North Center streets, according to a Goldsboro police report. Clayton Raynor, 19, of Elton Drive was driven...

Briefly for Thursday

Dog wash The Wayne County Humane Society will have a dog wash from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus. Cost is $10 per bath per pet and $5 for nail clipping per pet. The nail clipping is...

Smith, Gooden attend security forum

Two men from Goldsboro met with the future of Air Force leadership this summer. Henry Smith and Dr. Mike Gooden were nominated by Air Force officials at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base to attend the 52nd Annual National Security Forum...

Sewer easements approved

The Goldsboro City Council approved the purchase of nine easements to make way for sanitary sewer lines. The easements along Reedy Branch, New Hope Road and Hare Road will permit work to continue on the Reedy Branch sewer project. The...

N.C. role in WWII focus of slide show

North Carolina's Military Archivist, Ret. Lt. Col Sion H. Harrington III of the Archives and Records Section of the state Division of Historical Resources, will present a slide program on North Carolina's role in World War II at the July...

Health Department gets grant to pay for creation of lead poison prevention program

The Wayne County Health Department has received a $60,000 grant to develop a lead poison prevention program in Wayne and Wilson counties. Kevin Whitley, director of environmental health, told the Board of Health Wednesday that Wayne County was chosen because...