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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Talking About Their Neighborhood - City meeting

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Goldsboro Councilman Don Chatman speaks to his constituents at a neighborhood meeting for the community around Leslie Street at the W.A. Foster Recreation Center Tuesday. The meetings give a chance for community members to speak about their...

Residents say drugs, violence plague their neighborhood

Gunshots and screaming -- sounds many residents of the Leslie Street neighborhood said they have come to expect and fear. And then there are the prostitutes, drug dealers, homeless and violent youths. Roughly 50 residents from the blocks surrounding Leslie...

Kerr seeks $4 million in state funding for Paramount

No state money is available for the Paramount Theater reconstruction project -- even though a local legislator has asked to bring some of North Carolina's budget surplus home to Goldsboro. Sen. John Kerr said he filed Senate Bill 1468 last...

Private schools will honor Class of 2006

Fifty-two high school students are expected to graduate from three private schools in Wayne County on Friday evening. Wayne Country Day School will have 15 graduates this year. Ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. Friday in the school gymnasium. History...

Fans make their 'Idol' predictions

He's not the mayor, a local pastor or the captain of the high school football squad -- he doesn't even live in Goldsboro. Still, American Idol finalist Taylor Hicks is stirring things up around town. Tonight, the gray-haired 29-year-old will...

Mount Olive Tribune building

MOUNTOLIVE -- The building occupied by the Mount Olive Tribune newspaper is for sale. The paper is seeking a smaller location. "We're right across the street from the pending Wal-Mart and we have more space than we need," said Publisher...

Food bank being formed

The Hispanic Development Center is forming a food bank. Organizers Willie Cartegena, his wife, Tammy, Guillermo Ortiz and Ana Cruz underwent training at the Raleigh Food Bank, which provides staple items. "We are official to the point that we can...

June 1 deadline for farm program

The deadline to register for the 2006 crop Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment Program at the Wayne County Farm Service Agency Office is Thursday, June 1. FSA will accept late-filed DCP applications through Sept. 30, if accompanied by a $100 late...

Chamber membership celebration Thursday

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce's four-week long membership awareness campaign kicks off Thursday night with a membership appreciation celebration. Patty Graham, the chamber's director of membership and marketing, said the celebration will unite and honor former, current and future...

Public records

Sheriff's helicopter helps deputies find marijuana The Raven, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office helicopter, is on the prowl again, looking for illegal drug operations. Officers on board the Raven, the sheriff's Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team and patrol deputies on Tuesday...

3 sentenced for series of county break-ins

Three young men have been sentenced in Wayne County Superior Court for their parts in a string of break-ins in Fremont, Eureka and Rosewood in Wayne County and the Mimosa Park and Maplewood sections in Goldsboro. Mark Christopher Tadlock, 20,...