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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Gas line ruptured

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Goldsboro Fire Department helps workers off the roof at the new building at the mall after a gas line was cut at about 11 this morning. For more information see Broken gas line causes trouble at mall....

Broken gas line causes trouble at mall

Natural gas filled the air of the Berkeley Mall parking lot after construction workers at the Daniels & Daniels construction site in the mall parking lot penetrated a main gas line this morning. It took workers more than an...

School board wants to talk budget

The Wayne County Board of Education has approved a preliminary budget, but board members are doubtful it will be approved by county commissioners unless the two groups sit down together to discuss the school system's needs. During a three-hour work...

Neighbors ask for help getting 'drugs, thugs' out

Diane Weeks choked up as she urged her friends and family to take back their neighborhood -- from the drug dealers, gang culture and "thugs" constantly lurking on the block. "My concern is all the crime and the gangs," she...

Historical village has trails ready

The hiking trails are open behind the historical village, groundskeeper Ken Krueger told members of the Waynesborough Commission Tuesday during the group's quarterly meeting held in the Hatch House. The only task left to finish is a footbridge in the...

Free Will Baptists establish foundation

Leaders of the Original Free Will Baptist denomination have announced the establishment of a foundation that they believe could equal Mount Olive College in importance. It is called the North Carolina Foundation for Christian Ministries. It will be an apparatus...

Rain helps crops; strawberries look good

Recent rain has helped farmers with spring planting, said county Extension Service agent Kevin Johnson. The inch or so of rain that fell on Saturday has allowed many farmers who had not begun planting cotton and tobacco to start, Johnson...

Public records

Woman beaten A 31-year-old woman was assaulted Tuesday by two men as her 2-year-old son watched in their home in the 100 block of Timothy Street near Dudley, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office reported. Karen Elaine Gregory told sheriff's deputies...

Crime Stoppers helps authorities in drug raids, investigations

Nine people were arrested and 23 cases were cleared in March after anonymous calls to Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers, the agency announced. Among those arrested was Bobby Lee Rawlings, who was charged with the attempted murder of a police officer....

Women's History Month essay winners announced

From staff reportsThe 12th annual Women's History Month essay contest awards program was held on April 6 in the Eastern Wayne High School Media Center. This year's theme was "Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams." Created and sponsored by the...

WCC business students pick up honors at state competition

Members of Wayne Community College's of Phi Beta Lambda business education student organization collected nearly two dozen honors at the organization's State Leadership Conference in Raleigh. The Gamma Chi chapter competed against 37 other college and university chapters from across...

Mayor's disability walk

The 10th Annual Hal Plonk Disability Awareness Walk, sponsored by the Goldsboro's Mayor's Committee Persons with Disabilities will be held May 11. The five-block walk will line up at 9:45 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, at 204 E....