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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Low water

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit The rings on the pylons on the bridge on Arrington Bridge Road indicate where the water should be at this time of year. The low levels have some city officials worried and might trigger voluntary conservation measures...

City facing drought woes

The roads are wet and light rain is expected to continue today, but city officials fear another drought is on the way. At their work session Monday, Goldsboro City Council members were briefed by Public Utilities Director Karen Brashear on...

Gas prices put strain on city's budget

Spiking gas costs aren't just affecting family budgets -- they are causing city officials to move around some dollars, too. At the work session before their Monday meeting, Goldsboro City Council members learned that the increased prices of unleaded gasoline...

Christian singer gets his own shot at fame

D.J. Coles said he has typically shied away from talent shows, preferring to use his voice for worship rather than entertainment. Now a Christian musician talent search might give him the chance to do both. Coles has been chosen as...

Duplin will eye EMS pay as budget time nears

FAISON -- Duplin County commissioners decided Monday night to postpone a decision about funding for the county Emergency Medical Services until budget discussion begins later this year. The Board of Commissioners met at the Faison Fire and Rescue Building. More...

Vandals could face charges for damaging local campaign signs

Sheriff Carey Winders said his office has been getting complaints about campaign signs belonging to both parties being vandalized. Signs are being removed or defaced in various areas of the county, he said, and it seems to happen every year....

Public records

Man charged with drug offenses A 32-year-old man was arrested Monday by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad during a traffic stop on New Hope Road and charged with multiple felony drug offenses in Wayne and Greene counties. Willie Spencer Best...

LaGrange drug arrests

LaGRANGE -- LaGrange police charged Charles Deangelo Tolbert, 25, with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, two counts of selling cocaine and maintaining a dwelling and vehicle for the selling of cocaine. He was placed in the Lenoir...

Boys and Girls Club launches gang prevention program

The Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County is launching a new gang and violence prevention program called Street Smart. Club officials say a National Crime Victimization Survey shows juveniles ages 12 to 17 are nearly three times as likely...

Rabies clinics Saturday

The Wayne County Animal Shelter will hold rabies vaccination clinics Saturday at Grantham Elementary School and the old Pikeville school building. The Grantham clinic will be held from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. The Pikeville clinic will be held from 1-3...