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Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Primary Vote - Polls will be open until 7:30 p.m.

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Richard Glosson signs in to vote at Greenleaf Christian Church at 8:10 a.m. today. Glosson was the 13th person to vote at the precinct this morning. Election officials expect turnout to be light for today's primary vote....

Driver will be deported in November

The driver who struck two eighth-grade students last fall will be deported later this year to his native Guatemala, a Wayne County Superior Court judge said Monday. Wilder Fidelmar Mejia Alvarado, who lives on Bennett's Bridge Road in Duplin County,...

Turnout light for primary

Voter turnout was low this morning in Wayne County, with most polls reporting single-digit numbers in the first hour of primary elections. Elections Director Gary Sims said a call from one precinct in Mount Olive at 8:40 this morning told...

College's new buildings should be done by fall

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College officials and their architects expect three new buildings to be finished in time for fall semester. Bam Allen, the college's vice president for finance, recently took eight of the college's 15 advisory committee members...

Number of exceptional children on rise in county

The number of exceptional children in Wayne County Public Schools is growing rapidly, officials say, while funding to support programs for them lags behind. Dr. Marlee Ray, director of instructional support services, told the Board of Education Monday night that...

Murder suspect declines first deal

A Wayne County man accused of taking part in a double murder on New Year's Day in 2004 has declined a plea bargain -- at least for the time being -- that would have eliminated the possibility of back-to-back life...

Owners get more time to avoid demolition

Goldsboro City Council members voted to condemn three dilapidated dwellings Monday. Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra said the dwellings had gone through the three-phase condemnation process with little to no progress made by the property owners. Two of the houses,...

New Pikeville administrator getting familiar with town

In just two weeks as town administrator, Bob Buchanan has identified some good things in Pikeville, and some areas for improvement. Buchanan, 57, started in Pikeville on April 17. "Pikeville has a lot of opportunities and a lot of good...

Law officers to sell doughnuts for Special Olympics

Customers at Krispy Kreme Saturday will see something different. Instead of being served by the usual doughnut makers, they will be served by local law enforcement officers. The Goldsboro Police Department and the Department of Probation and Parole's Division of...

Council will wait to eye Paramount facade plan

Goldsboro City Council members discussed and voted on several issues at their meeting Monday, ranging from rezoning requests to site and landscape plans. Also on the agenda was a proposal for what to do about the Paramount Theater facade, although...

Public records

Woman dies from injuries sustained in accident A pedestrian who was struck April 24 on Bogue Road has died of her injuries, the Highway Patrol said. The victim, Mattie Newton Newsome, 88, of 421 Bogue Road, Fremont, died Thursday, Trooper...