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Friday, March 10, 2006

City Hall work continues

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Workers in front of Goldsboro's new City Hall put some finishing touches on the sidewalks leading to the front door. The project was expected to be completed by early next week, but minor delays have caused city...

$2 million still out in taxes

Delinquent taxpayers owe Wayne County more than $2 million, and they can expect to see their names in Sunday's newspaper. The county annually publishes the names of property owners who have not paid their taxes and the amount they owe....

Officials courting second new industry

First steps toward approval of incentives for an as yet, unnamed and unconfirmed business could bring more new jobs to Wayne County. The county's Board of Commissioners held a special session Thursday afternoon to approve a public hearing concerning the...

Opening delayed for new City Hall

There will be no grand opening next week -- no ribbon cutting, no public tours, no great speech by project leaders on a job completed. But city officials said despite a few minor setbacks, Goldsboro's new City Hall should be...

Lenoir to join effort for U.S. 70 corridor

The coalition needed to push through the Highway 70 corridor project is one county closer to getting the support needed for the project, members of the Wayne County Transportation Committee learned Thursday. Wayne County Manager Lee Smith said Lenoir County...

Officials worried about losing emergency medical personnel

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County is losing emergency medical personnel to surrounding counties because they can make more elsewhere, county officials say. The county has already lost four, Emergency Medical Service Director Curtis Brock said. "Eight months ago, we were competitive,"...

County rabies clinics planned

The Wayne County Animal Shelter is holding four rabies vaccinations clinics during two weekends beginning March 18, Chief Control Officer Jerry Pate said. The owner of every dog and cat older than 4 months should have the animal vaccinated to...

Students use DNA to trace geneology

Some area high school students recently used DNA technology to trace their genealogy. Spring Creek High School students, staff and administrators began taking part in National Geographic Society's "Genographic Project." The project is part of a five-year study that will...

Public record

Drug arrest A Goldsboro police investigation on Goldsboro Housing Authority property resulted in the arrest of James Stevens Sr., 43, of LaGrange. The investigation was conducted in the Elmwood Terrace Community. Approximately $650 in marijuana and cash were recovered. Stevens...

Rick Pridgen update

Wayne County Board of Education member Rick Pridgen was released from the hospital earlier this week and says he is feeling better. Pridgen spent several days at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh for tests after experiencing a blackout earlier in...

Applications for new WCPS high school

Wayne Early/Middle College High School is now accepting student applications. Sixty seats in the new schools' classes will be open to juniors and seniors who qualify. The project is part of a national high school reform initiative designed to reach...