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Friday, August 12, 2005

Leaking truck

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Firefighters prepare to approach a truck that was carrying liquid nitrogen along U.S. 70 today. Emergency crews escorted the truck to its destination. For more information see Truck leak stops traffic on U.S. 70....

City: No tax hike to fund theater

Goldsboro officials say plans to rebuild the Paramount Theater or construct a new facility in its place can't advance until they learn how much money can be obtained through grants or government incentive programs. City Manager Joe Huffman told members...

Truck leak stops traffic on U.S. 70

A tractor-trailer leaking liquid nitrogen caused traffic to come to a standstill today on the U.S. 70 bypass near its intersection with Wayne Memorial Drive . The truck was en route to National Welders on U.S. 117 North when the...

Students sign up for WCC classes

Students trickled into the Wayne Learning Center this morning for the last day of registration at Wayne Community College. College President Ed Wilson said enrollment should be about the same this year, except for the loss of federal prison students....

City will get money to widen roadway

It wasn't the million dollars the city was hoping for, but Goldsboro will get more than $200,000 in federal money to help widen Berkeley Boulevard. A representative from Rep. Walter Jones' office notified city officials that Congress has allotted $236,800...

Princeton incumbents get challenge

PRINCETON -- Two incumbent town commissioners will be challenged by a newcomer for a seat on the Princeton town board. Billy Sutton, a state Transportation Department employee, will oppose David Starling and Larry Withrow for a four-year seat on the...

Wayne Planning Board clears way for city to extend jurisdiction

The Wayne County Planning Board cleared the way Tuesday for Goldsboro to extend its extra-territorial-jurisdiction on Patetown Road. Connie Price, the county's planning director, told the board that about one-fourth of a 219-acre tract under development in the Stoney Creek...

Crops doing well in Duplin despite hot, dry weather

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County farmers are keeping a close eye on the weather as crops reach a critical point in their development. Despite the hot temperatures of the past few weeks and dry conditions for much of the summer crops...

Public records

Apartment fire A cigarette left in a bedroom couch caused a predawn fire today in a Goldsboro Housing Authority apartment at 910-A S. Audubon Ave., a Goldsboro Fire Department official said. Lt. Carlton Parks said the occupant, Precious O. Harper,...

Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. seeking board members

The board of directors of the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation is seeking new members who share an interest in improving downtown. This is an active volunteer board that supports a fun, social downtown by offering over 20 events each year....

Bloodmobile

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the women's ministries of First Pentecostal Church and Sunday from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Daniels United Methodist...