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Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Louisiana family finds new home as churches join to help others

Tina Toussaint's cousin in Fremont, Eula Holden, begged her to get out of the house the Sunday before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. "No. We want to stay," Mrs. Toussaint said. She and her husband, Kenneth, and their son, John,...

Evacuees are finding assistance in county

Wayne County has become a temporary home to a number of evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. They began arriving this past weekend. Teresa Williams, disaster services director with the Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross, said several evacuees are...

Gasoline prices put crunch on city's bus service

The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority had good and bad news Tuesday for county residents who use the public transportation service. Due to the increase in gasoline prices, Gateway had cut back on many of its routes. Today, most have been restored....

Students use hat privileges to raise funds

Students and teachers at Eastern Wayne Middle School paid for the privilege of wearing hats to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina this week. The dress code in public schools does not allow wearing of hats during school, nor...

Suspects sought in LaGrange bank robbery

LA GRANGE -- LaGrange police and state and federal authorities are following leads today in trying to locate three men who robbed the Wachovia Bank in LaGrange. The three masked suspects, armed with shotguns, walked into the bank at 119...

Public records

House fire The cause of a fire that caused about $35,000 in damages to a house at 1203 Harris St. on Tuesday was being investigated by Goldsboro police. Assistant Fire Chief Gary Whaley said the fire started in the rear...

Relief effort planned in city for Katrina victims

Goldsboro City Council members made an open plea to city residents Monday night to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina in any way possible. At their meeting, council members recommended a collaborative effort by city leaders and residents to develop...

Princeton planning sewer improvements

PRINCETON -- Princeton will spend another $200,000 on sewer and water line improvements. But the town needs to spend another $200,000 for more improvements, according to Princeton's contracted engineer, C.T. Clayton Sr. of New Bern. The Princeton town board agreed...

Pikeville board rejects change in grass cutting ordinance

The Pikeville town board voted against a proposed change in the town's grass-cuttting ordinance Tuesday and decided to vote on a tougher version at its next meeting. The proposed ordinance calls for a $50 penalty for property owners who fail...

Nahunta Fire Dept. earns improved insurance rating

The Nahunta Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded an improved fire insurance rating after it was inspected by state officials. Nahunta now has a 6 rating after earning a 7 in its last inspection in 1982. "We're very thrilled," said...

Car-seat checks planned

The Partnership for Children of Wayne County, the Safe Kids Chapter of Wayne County and Goldsboro Chevrolet will be hosting four free car seat safety checks at Goldsboro Chevrolet on U.S. 70 East. The checks provide an opportunity for parents...