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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Testing a voting machine

News-Argus/Andrew Bell Tom Janyssek, a regional sales manager for New Bern-based Printelect, assists Billie Bethea, a member of the Wayne Federation for the Blind, during the Wayne County Board of ElectionÍs voting machine public forum Tuesday morning. For more...

Board says it's time to address inner city issues

Wayne County Board of Education members said Monday it is time to do more than just talk about the challenges facing families who live in Goldsboro's inner city. Gangs, drive-by shootings and generational problems with public housing are interferring with...

Teen surrenders to officers to face murder charge

A Wayne County teenager wanted for the murder of a Goldsboro man surrendered Tuesday to Wayne County authorities and was served with an arrest warrant. Andre Monterio Todd, 17, of North Hereford Drive, is wanted for questioning in connection with...

Voters test new machine choices

Wayne County residents took an early look at voting equipment that could be used in the next election at the county's Board of Elections board room Tuesday. Board of Elections director Gary Sims said the board chose the cheapest configuration...

Town's new Wal-Mart asking for rule change

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wal-Mart is planning to build a store in Mount Olive, town officials said Tuesday night. The company asked the Mount Olive Planning Board for permission to increase the density of parking at a proposed store site behind...

Experts -- Diet, exercise still best ways to beat the bulge

Meat, cheese, greasy fries and a scoop of ice-cream. Feel free to pile on a few extra carbs, too. Many county residents made an age-old resolution for the new year when the clock struck midnight Jan. 1. "I'm going to...

Schools reluctantly approve consultants

The school board voted, albeit reluctantly, to support a consultant hired by the county commissioners to conduct a financial and facilities review for the school system. "As unnecessary as I believe it to be, I move that we approve the...

December was busy month for Goldsboro Fire Department

Goldsboro firefighters in December put out five major blazes that caused an estimated $70,600 in damages. Fire Chief Bobby Greenfield said his department went to 180 fire and-or service calls during the month. A faulty panel box may have caused...

Pikeville to consider sign ordinance

Outgoing Pikeville town administrator Lonnie Graves is hard at work wrapping things up. In addition to preparing a package for his successor, Graves has been charged by the town board with drafting a sign ordinance to be presented at the...

Stolen log splitter found

FREMONT -- A Fremont couple got good news this week, just when they thought there wasn't any. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Dail of Vance Street had reported the theft of their new log splitter on Friday to Fremont police. It...

Public records

Store robbed A convenience store was robbed Tuesday of about $150, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. A woman clerk at the El Tianguis store at 1484 N.C. 111 South told deputies that the suspect walked through the...

Photo exhibit at Arts Council

Work by internationally-known photographers Yousuf Karsh, Ernst Haas and Annie Leibovitz is now on display at the Arts Council of Wayne County. The photographs are from the collection of local oncologist Dr. Ernest Marshall and are featured on the second...

Leadership class learns about government

Members of the 2005-06 Class of Leadership Wayne County spent a day learning about law and government recently. The regents for the day were Christine Smith, a Cooperative Extension agent and Julie Beck, the director of student activities at Mount...

County schools holding surplus sale Feb. 7

Wayne County Public Schools will hold a public auction Feb. 7 for equipment and vehicles that have been declared surplus, officials announced. The sale for auction items ranging from computer equipment to band uniforms will begin at 9 a.m. at...