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Thursday, August 4, 2005

Competing for the Golden Whistle

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Andrew Corley, left, brings Janea Kraus to safety during the rescue tube relay with passive victims event in the Goldsboro Family Y's lifeguard competition at Mina Weil Park's swimming pool on Wednesday. Four-member lifeguard teams were judged...

Wayne County Schools test scores have reached a plateau

End-of-year test scores for public school students in Wayne County have leveled off, school officials say. Dr. Craig McFadden, assistant superintendent for testing and student accountability, told the county Board of Education this week county schools continue to demonstrate strong...

Legislators predict more budget talks

Wayne County legislators have no idea when the General Assembly will approve a budget, saying there are still a number of sticky points to be resolved. "It's a moving target right now," said Sen. John Kerr (D). "There are some...

New rules for mobile homes spark Faison meeting debate

FAISON -- A room full of angry mobile home owners prompted the town board to postpone amending Faison's zoning ordinance. Faison town commissioners agreed to meet with the planning board at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15 to "fine-tune" the proposed changes....

Goldsboro houses new state office on Civil War tourism

During the Civil War, Goldsboro was at the center of the action in eastern North Carolina. The railroad junction here made the town a strategic target for both Union and Confederate forces throughout the conflict. One-hundred and forty years later,...

Public records

Man is charged in thefts, assault A 45-year-old Dudley man was arrested by Wayne County sheriff's detectives and charged with multiple offenses in connection with two weekend vehicle thefts and an assault. Donnie Ray Ivey of Potts Road was accused...

August Bloodmobiles scheduled

Here is the August Bloodmobile schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross: *Aug. 5 -- Lowe's from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. *Aug. 6 -- Berkeley Mall from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. *Aug. 9 --...

Watchdog group criticizes county commissioners

Members of a new government watchdog organization accused county commissioners of using their position to benefit themselves. Willie Ray Starling said citizens are often misled by elected leaders who make "rules and laws that benefit their own agenda without as...

New Small Town Main Street chairman named

MOUNT OLIVE -- Stephanie Kornegay is the Small Town Main Street project's new committee chairman. She replaces former chairman Patti O'Donoghue, who resigned her position with the committee as well as her job as president of the Mount Olive Area...

Six indicted on armed robbery

Six men have been indicted by the Wayne County Grand Jury on armed robbery charges. The indictments stemmed from three holdups. Jabari Fields, 20, of Flamingo Circle, Dudley, and Quentin L. Kenon, 17, of Neil Street were indicted for the...