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Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Mount Olive flooding problems

News-Argus/Bobby Williams The parking lot in front of the Piggly Wiggly store on Breazeale Avenue in Mount Olive is covered with water after a torrential rain Friday night. For more information see Trying to stop flooding....

Board chair questions commission attitude

School board members said Monday night they have been optimistic about resolving their differences with the county commissioners, only to be blindsided by critical comments made during a commissioners' meeting broadcast on television. Board Chairman Lehman Smith said that when...

Pope to get visit from BRAC today

Base Realignment and Closure commissioners Harold W. Gehman and James T. Hill were visiting Pope Air Force Base in Fayetteville today, according to the commission's Web site. Pentagon officials have recommended the commission close Pope and turn its facilities over...

Meth lab found, 3 arrested

MOUNT OLIVE -- A potential methamphetamine lab was found in a mobile home and three men were arrested by Wayne and Duplin County authorities and the State Bureau of Investigation. The arrests early Monday capped a day-long investigation. Duplin County...

Trying to stop flooding

MOUNT OLIVE -- Piggly Wiggly store owner Moses King said he has been waiting 20 years for Mount Olive to solve his store's flooding problems. Every time the area gets a heavy rain, runoff from the north and west settles...

Chamber offers to take over Travel and Tourism

The Chamber of Commerce of Wayne County is offering to manage travel and tourism promotion for the city of Goldsboro. Chamber officials are proposing a contract with the city that would put management of the city's Travel and Tourism Advisory...

City to allow speakers without prior notification

People who want to address the Goldsboro City Council will no longer have to sign up in advance to have their say. The council decided Monday to allow anyone to speak for three minutes without having to notify city officials...

Mount Olive has liveliest election races in Wayne

Municipal races are shaping up in Mount Olive as the Friday filing deadline approaches for the November election. But filing for public office in several towns in Wayne County is lagging. Mount Olive has the liveliest races, with all seats...

Training for substitute teachers begins

Registration began Monday for substitute teaching training to work in Wayne County Public Schools. Individuals who are not certified are encouraged to attend one of two sessions being offered at the administrative offices on Royall Avenue. The first will be...

Public records

Driver arrested on Wilson County rape charge PRINCETON -- When Princeton police investigated the criminal record of an alleged speeding driver on Sunday, an officer found the driver was wanted in Wilson County on a 4-year-old sex charge. Officer John...

Princeton board votes 4-0 to annex six properties

PRINCETON -- The town of Princeton may be getting a little bigger. Two landowners asked to be annexed, and the town on Monday night started the process to annex involuntarily four other properties. One of the four property owners, Jackie...

Pilots are looking for cheaper fuel, too

Local drivers are not the only ones in search of lower gas prices. Pilots are also searching for bargains on increasingly more expensive jet fuel, local airport officials say. Some pilots are stopping at Goldsboro-Wayne Municipal and Duplin County airports...

Student gets 1,000 dollar scholarship from Coca-Cola Foundation

Wayne Community College Student Jenna Christine Fail has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. She is one of 400 students attending schools granting two-year degrees to receive a $1,000 scholarship this year from the Coca-Cola Two-Year...

Calypso targets property cleanup

CALYPSO -- Town commissioners are looking into how much it would cost to clean up overgrown lots that some Calypso residents have been complaining about for months. Jimmy Turner told the Calypso town board Monday night the overgrown lot near...

City council denies rezoning

The Goldsboro City Council denied the rezoning of property on Country Day Road to permit an office. Council members voted unanimously Monday to deny the request by J. Isaac Gurley Farms to rezone a two-acre lot on the southeast corner...