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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Paramount Plans

News-Argus/Bobby Williams A&K Grading and Demolition workers prepare to take down the third floor of the Paramount. The decision was made because of potential danger to passers-by, city officials said. The building will be leveled to the same height...

Eight prostitutes caught in sting

Goldsboro police arrested eight women early today for prostitution. The department's Operations Division started Tuesday night concentrating its efforts on complaints of prostitution in several areas within the city. The round-up took four hours, officers said. All eight women were...

Paramount Theater's third floor to be removed

For the first time in months, there is action at the Paramount Theater, but the crews are not laying new brick or concrete -- they are knocking a piece of what is left of the building down. By order of...

Shelter start date is getting closer

Animal shelter advocates could see construction of a new facility within the next year, a county official told a meeting of the Animal Control Advisory Committee Tuesday. Wayne County Manager Lee Smith told committee members that some planning costs and...

Officials say no new tasxes for Fremont

FREMONT -- What was a balanced budget for 2006-07 for Fremont became unbalanced Tuesday night -- but not by much. Fine-tuning left the budget about $4,000 in the hole, Town Administrator Kerry McDuffie said after the town board's budget workshop....

Pikeville eyes cutting back trash pickup

PIKEVILLE -- Pikeville officials are considering hiring a private company to handle the town's garbage pick-up services as part of the 2006-07 budget. If the budget is approved as proposed, the town would seek bids from Onslow Container Service, Waste...

Actor Robert Sterling dies at 88

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Robert Sterling, the handsome star of 1940s movies who appeared with his wife Anne Jeffreys in the television series "Topper," has died at his Brentwood home. He was 88. Sterling died Tuesday of natural...

Wayne County Special Olympics names two Athletes of the Year

Special Olympics Wayne County has named its two Athletes of the Year for 2006. Rob Presson, 14, was chosen Athlete of the Year for the schools and 31-year-old Shannon Moore is athlete of the year for independents and agencies. The...

Public record

Investigations The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating these reports: *Lashvonda Latrice Sutton said a man she knows kicked in her door and assaulted her with his hands and a wooden stick, also doing $120 worth of damage to the door...

Habitat for Humanity will build home in one week during 'blitz'

From staff reports Volunteers will raise the walls Monday on a house in Harris Street Estates as part of the national 2006 Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz. The national event will include more than 130 Habitat affiliates putting up...

Farmer's Day at Aycock Birthplace June 17

They average 9-feet tall and have heads of about 12 inches in diameter. They are the Mammoth Russian Sunflowers that are among plants in the heirloom garden at Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site near Fremont. The garden features varieties of...