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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

West Side Story

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Students in Kevin Alston and Jimmy Aycock√ćs music class at Carver Heights Elementary School practice the song "I Feel Pretty" from the musical "West Side Story." The Wayne County School District and the Wayne County Commission are...

Commission rejects plan detailing school capacity

Wayne County commissioners want corrections and clarifications made to a report from the Wayne County School District reviewing the district's future facilities needs. The board removed a review of the county's Board of Education facility summary and plan from its...

County sends tape back to school board

Wayne County's Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to return a videotape of the recent Board of Education meeting discussing the future of Goldsboro High School without watching its contents. The videotape contained comments by school board members and Superintendent Dr....

No guns, just men carrying sticks

Norwayne Middle School was briefly under lockdown Tuesday morning while the Sheriff's Office investigated a report of suspicious activity in the vicinity of school grounds. Deputies later reported three men hunting arrowheads with tobacco sticks had walked onto school property....

No decision yet on Fremont police chief

FREMONT -- Fremont residents will have to wait a little longer to find out who their new police chief will be. But in the meantime, the town's police force will get two new patrol cars. The Town Board of Aldermen...

Residents can take items to landfill on April 22 without paying

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners approved several proposals aimed at making the county a cleaner place at their meeting Tuesday. The commissioners voted to declare April 22 as Amnesty Day at the county landfill. Disposal fees for residents will...

City considers rejoining Council of Governments

Goldsboro officials were urged this week to rejoin a council of eastern North Carolina governments so that the city could get help with financing some capital projects. Officials with the Eastern Carolina Council discussed methods available for the city to...

City building permit fee increase will pay for technology update

Goldsboro residents and construction contractors seeking permits from the city Inspections Department will have to pay an additional $15 starting April 17. But city officials said the additional charge is for a good cause -- new technology. The Goldsboro City...

Public records

Fremont police investigate thefts FREMONT -- Three unlocked vehicles and a church have been broken into in Fremont, Acting Police Chief Wayne Schwark said Tuesday. "All it takes to stop most thieves," Schwark said, "is to lock the vehicle doors,...

Military business seminar March 29

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce will work in conjunction with the Wayne Community College Military Business Center to sponsor a seminar on March 29 concerning ways to do business with the federal government. Doug Simmons of the Military Business...

Fremont approves cable TV franchise agreement

FREMONT -- The Fremont Town Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night approved an amendment to its cable television franchise agreement with Time Warner Cable. The town now will get 5 percent from the cable fees, a 2 percent increase, because...

Crime Stoppers helped authorities in drug cases

Law enforcement authorities got the help of Goldsboro-Wayne Crime Stoppers in investigating a drug case in Mount Olive in February. An anonymous call to the agency led police to charge two people on Nellie Street with multiple drug offenses. Drugs,...

Clarification

Wayne County Public Schools inadvertently left off the name of a student who will be attending Governors School West this summer. Gudrun Gylfadottir, the daughter of Glyfi Olafsson and Ingibjorg Einisdottir, is a student at Charles B. Aycock High School....