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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Sheriff's Office provides security at courthouse

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Special Deputy Ray Thompson, right, and Deputy William Kates, top left, act as security Monday afternoon for the Wayne County Courthouse in the absence of guards provided by a firm hired by the county. The firm lost...

Schools' reserves drop to $1.5 million

The school board voted Monday night to send a formal resolution to county commissioners about the school system's critical fund balance situation. Expenditures over the last year - including teacher salaries and supplements as well as rising fuel costs -...

New lights planned for crosswalk

The Wayne County Board of Education voted Monday to support a combined effort with the Goldsboro City Council to pay for flashing lights to alert drivers to the school zone near Greenwood Middle School, where two students were hit by...

Courthouse security firm goes down over weekend

A lapse in certification by the security firm providing security at the Wayne County Courthouse did not mean a lapse in security for people working there. County officials learned Monday that Pro-Tek of Greenville, the company that had been hired...

First case of flu hits county's hospital

The season's first case of flu in Wayne County has been reported, with the youth admitted to Wayne Memorial Hospital over the weekend. Dr. Dave Tayloe of Goldsboro Pediatrics said the practice saw several children with flu-like symptoms on Friday....

No more water use restrictions, for now

Five-minute showers, dusty cars and lightly watered gardens are things of the past in Goldsboro -- at least for now. Mayor Al King lifted voluntary conservation of water for the city Monday at the first City Council meeting of 2006,...

Service will honor Martin Luther King Jr.

New Spirit Church Ministries, Greenleaf Christian Church and the Religious Affairs Committee of the North Carolina Conference of the NAACP will co-sponsor the Martin Luther King Community Service Wednesday at 7 p.m. The event, which will be held at New...

Sheep theft leaves lamb without mom

FREMONT -- An adult Gulf Coast Native sheep was stolen from the Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace, leaving a day-old lamb without its mother. The sheep was stolen between 3 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday from the sheep barn,...

Public records

Fire damages shop A grass fire spread out of control Sunday and damaged a repair shop at 2216 N.C. 55 West at Old Grantham Road, officials said Monday. Damage was estimated at $1,000 to the building, Smith Chapel Volunteer Fire...

Princeton board OKs park construction bid

PRINCETON -- A town park in Princeton became a step closer to reality Monday night. During its monthly meeting the town board approved a low bid from Lumina Builders of Wrightsville Beach to build much of the park. "We can...

Patchwork problems stall Pikeville's paving project

The paving of some streets in Pikeville is on hold after pavers discovered issues with temporary patchwork. APAC Paving Co. has stopped paving work in the Collingwood neighborhood after it was discovered that the patches could not withstand the weight...

Mount Olive board members sign petition for new shelter

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town board members have signed a petition calling for a new animal shelter in Wayne County. Doris Petrak and Melanie Ladd asked the Mount Olive town board of commissioners during their regular meeting Monday night at Town...

Financial aid available

Students who plan to attend Wayne Community College in 2006-07 can get assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms from 9 a.m. to noon on 18 in the Wayne Learning Center. Contact the College Foundation of North...