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Thursday, March 2, 2006

First catch of spring? Not quite.

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Southern Wayne High School softball player Elizabeth Evans strains to make a catch as she and some of her fellow teammates practice during this week's spring-like weather. Although temperatures today were expected to be in the mid-70s,...

Payday lending offices will close

The three payday lenders that agreed to stop doing business in North Carolina all operate offices in Goldsboro. A representative at the Goldsboro Check Into Cash had no comment on Wednesday's agreement reached between the businesses and the state Attorney...

Goldsboro police to curb loud noises with citations

Noisemakers, beware. Goldsboro police are looking for you. Chief Tim Bell said his department will enforce a city ordinance and crack down on those whose loud noises disturb others. He said he receives complaints about loud music and other noises...

Accident snarls traffic near hospital

A traffic accident on Wayne Memorial Drive knocked down power lines that fell across the roadway and shut down traffic near Wayne Memorial Hospital about 9 a.m. today. Goldsboro police were at the scene, re-directing traffic. The accident occurred near...

Red Cross kicks off campaign to find $1,000 heroes

When the Williams family lost everything in a fire right before Christmas, the Red Cross helped ensure they had a good holiday. When Penelope Taylor almost died in an accident at the age of 15, the Red Cross blood supply...

County weighs allowing clusters

Wayne County officials are considering amending the county subdivision ordinance to permit cluster subdivisions. The county planning board has recommended the county Board of Commissioners approve the addition of cluster subdivisions in the ordinance. A public hearing on the issue...

Grants available for storefront facelifts

Some downtown businessowners whose storefronts need a makeover might be able to get some help with the renovation costs from the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. The DGDC's Facade Incentive Grant Program has already helped numerous businesses downtown turn back the...

Spring-like days send many outside

It felt like summertime Wednesday as temperatures reached the high-70s. Parents and children, teachers and students took to playgrounds all across the county to take advantage of the early warmth. The swings, merry-go-rounds and tennis courts at Herman Park sprang...

Public records

House fire A predawn house fire today at 303 E. Elm St. was considered suspicious and referred to Goldsboro police for a further investigation. Assistant Fire Chief Eric Lancaster said an investigation had determined that the fire had started in...

Fremont negotiating cable deal

FREMONT -- The Fremont town board has hired a company to negotiate its next cable television agreement. The board accepted a bid from David Harris of Custom Communications of Kernersville. The town's current contract with Time Warner runs out in...