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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Afternoon fire

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Mount Olive Assistant Chief Greg Wiggins stands in front of a burning house at 403 E. Nelson St. in Mount Olive Tuesday afternoon. The house, valued at $40,000, received an estimated $15,000 in damage. The damage to...

Recent rainfall didn't quench drought worries

For once, a storm might have aided Wayne County residents, but not enough to stop local officials from worrying about looming drought conditions. Rainfall fueled by Tropical Storm Tammy pulled the county out of drought conditions last week, according to...

Auditor: Fremont's outlook not rosy, but not gloomy

FREMONT -- Fremont does not have a rosy economic picture, but it is not as gloomy as it has been, an auditor told the town board at its monthly meeting Tuesday. Phyllis Pearson, an auditor with the firm of Petway,...

13 Wayne children bring goats to State Fair

Plenty of pastel-colored plaid shirts, shiny oval belt buckles, worn-down cowboy boots and dozens of dark blue jeans were needed to prepare the children representing Wayne County at this year's North Carolina State Fair. And let's not forget their goats....

Mount Olive hopefuls square off in first debate of election season

MOUNT OLIVE -- About 60 Mount Olive residents listened Tuesday night as candidates for the town board described how they could help improve the town's government. All six seats on the town board are up for election Nov. 8, including...

Officials ask residents for input on Stoney Creek

As night fell on Stoney Creek Park Tuesday, city officials and area residents met to discuss its future. Roughly 40 Goldsboro residents gathered at the Herman Park Center for a public forum sponsored by the Stoney Creek Park Development Committee....

La. family is starting life over in Wayne

A family who lost everything in Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina is starting life over in Wayne County thanks to a local church. Pine Forest United Methodist Church has adopted the Morris family and set them up in a home here....

Public records

Fire calls Patetown volunteer firefighters put out a truck fire and an outbuilding fire, but both structures were destroyed, Chief John Gardner said Tuesday. A fire on Tuesday also destroyed a bailing shed near Fremont, Chief Donnie Wilkerson said. A...

Fremont resident complains about drainage problems

FREMONT -- A Fremont man told the Fremont Town Board on Tuesday night that a town storm drain has caused problems on his property and adjacent properties at the intersection of Cross Street and Charles Drive. Darren Flowers said the...