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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Move-In Day - City Hall getting set up for business

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit City Engineer Terry Gallimore, center, uses a chart to help employees, from left, David Sutton, Rama Chittilla, Stan Smith and Ronnie Coley arrange the Engineering Department in the new City Hall this morning. For more information see...

City workers moving into City Hall

The moving trucks parked along North Center Street were a welcome sight for city staff on their way to work this morning. They were a sign that the wait to move into the city's new offices was almost over. Officials...

DGDC hires firm to chart new course downtown

When Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. Executive Director Julie Thompson unveiled the "City of Goldsboro Comprehensive Historic Neighborhood Revitalization Plan" earlier this year, she said the proposal aimed to identify and restore pockets of distress and decline within the city's historic...

Plenty to eat this weekend at Relay for Life

Food is big business at the annual Relay for Life. Whether you have your tastebuds set for poultry, seafood, barbecue, fries or something sweet, you are sure to find it there. Most of the teams set up camp and a...

First Sgt. D.W. Banks takes over State Highway Patrol here

First Sgt. D.W. Banks is back. Banks replaced Terry McLeod this week as the commander of the Wayne County district of the state Highway Patrol. "I'm home as far as I'm concerned," said Banks, of Elizabeth City. The 46-year-old Banks...

Eastern Wayne grad will study in Morocco

Nathan Lean has studied piano for 16 of his 21 years. Classically trained, he has also studied jazz and says his passion is playing contemporary Christian music. This summer, he will get to share his talents while absorbing the culture...

Public records

Teenager robbed A Goldsboro teenager was robbed Tuesday night of his watch by a man on East Ash Street near South Slocumb Street, according to a Goldsboro police report. Christopher L. King, 16, told officers that the suspect approached him...

No new taxes for Fremont

FREMONT -- Fremont residents will not pay any more for property taxes or for water and sewer and electricity in a proposed budget for 2006-07. Town Administrator Kerry McDuffie gave the six town aldermen their first looks at his balanced...

After shootout, stolen guns turn up in Texas

It was not the legendary Gunfight at the OK Corral, but two weeks ago an eastern Wayne County resident exchanged gunfire with one of two intruders who stole six firearms from his home. One suspect was found in Texas, where...

19 students graduate from Junior Leadership Wayne County

Nineteen youths recently completed the Junior Leadership Wayne County, with graduation ceremonies held earlier this month. This was the eighth class to go through the program, launched as a class project for Leadership Wayne County Class of 1999. Class members...

Rec department has activities for wide variety of interests

Want to learn to play tennis? Attend a tea party? Spend a day in the park enjoying music and games? Goldsboro Recreation and Parks Department will offer this and more this summer. All activities are free unless otherwise noted. Here's...

Art classes planned for children

The Arts Council of Wayne County will be offering a number of art classes for children during the summer. People who are interested in signing their children up should call 736-3300 or go by the Arts Council, 2406 E. Ash...

Descendant of Wayne settler visits Waynesborough

A California woman convinced her tour bus driver Tuesday to veer off his scheduled route and stop in Goldsboro so she could visit the Quaker meeting house at Waynesborough Park that one of her ancestors helped build. "This is wonderful,"...