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Tuesday, November 8, 2005

City Council meeting

News-Argus/Kenneth Fine Tenants of the recently condemned apartment complex at 300 Randall Lane listen as City Council members granted property owner Mike Pate 90 days to bring the buildings up to code. For more information see Owners get 90...

Owners get 90 days to fix apartments

A dozen tenants from the recently condemned apartment complex at 300 Randall Lane attended Goldsboro City Council Monday to share their anger and worries with councilmen. Numerous code violations and potential health hazards have many fearing for their safety, they...

Schools send new plan to commission

A fourth version of the Wayne County Public Schools' long-range facility plan is being readied for delivery to the county commissioners, with hopes that it will get the go-ahead or at least guidance on what the commissioners will fund. During...

Making their voices heard

Voting was steady at polling places in Mount Olive and Pikeville today, two of the municipalities deciding on representatives for their town boards. Every seat on the Mount Olive Town Board is up for election. Pikeville voters are choosing three...

Stoney Creek Park plan will include 5-acre lake

Goldsboro could have a new lake in a few years after City Council gave its preliminary approval to a plan for Stoney Creek Park at its meeting Monday. Councilmen approved Kimley-Horn and Associates's preliminary drawing of the park and told...

Pikeville approves Northwest School sewer hookup

The Pikeville Town Board unanimously approved an agreement with the Wayne County Board of Education on Monday night to allow Northwest Elementary School to join Pikeville's new sewer system. The county would pay Pikeville a $42,000 fee to join the...

Day care closes; sex charge filed

A 19-year-old day care worker was arrested Monday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl. DeMarlo Jemalle Armstrong, whose mother owns the day care center where the alleged assault occurred, was charged with...

Sanitary Districts

Voters in five sanitary districts will go to the polls today to choose board members to represent them. But many county residents might not be sure exactly what a sanitary district is. The districts were created as a way for...

Public records

2 hurt in wrecks Two people were injured and damages were estimated at $39,225 in five recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported. *Damages were estimated at $5,500 in a two-car collision at 10:48 a.m. Monday at North Herman...

Princeton approves plan for new town hall

PRINCETON -- The Princeton town board approved an interim financing plan for a new town hall and annexed four small properties Monday night without opposition. Construction costs for the new 4,000-square-foot town hall had skyrocketed from the original $750,000 to...

Mount Olive to receive biodiesel plant grant

MOUNT OLIVE -- The N.C. Rural Center notified Mount Olive officials Monday afternoon that the town will be receiving a grant to help provide water and sewer to a new biodiesel plant. The grant will help the town of Mount...

Goldsboro High School schedule changing

Staff and students at Goldsboro High School will experience a time change of their own on Wednesday, starting and dismissing 15 minutes later. The Wayne County school board approved the revised schedule Monday night to accommodate a request from Goldsboro...

Dean named Wayne principal of the year

Larry Dean of Greenwood Middle School has been named Wayne County Principal of the Year for 2006. Dean has a varied background as an educator, serving in Wayne County Public Schools for 20 years. He came to the school system...

Correction - Veterans Day Parade

The lineup for the Goldsboro Veterans Day Parade on Friday will begin at 8:30 a.m., not 10:30, as was reported in Monday's News-Argus. The parade begins at 11 a.m. on South Center Street....