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Thursday, June 1, 2006

Paramount Theater - Third floor comes down

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Workers with A/K Grading and Demolition begin the painstaking work of taking down the bricks that make up the third floor of the historic Paramount Theater, which was destroyed by fire in 2005. City officials say the...

Aycock students honor lost classmate

Hundreds are expected to attend funeral services tonight for a well-liked student athlete at Charles B. Aycock High School who died Monday morning after being shot in the chest. John Paul Setliff, 17, was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital...

Video poker soon will be game of past in state

Two local legislators said they are pleased with Wednesday's House decision to ban video poker machines by next summer. "I thought what the House did was commendable. It gives us some hope for the future," State Sen. Charlie Albertson, said...

Hurricane season here - county gets prepared

Forecasters expect another busy Atlantic hurricane season this year, with 17 named storms but not as many intense storms striking land as last year. And with today as the official first day of the hurricane season, some local agencies are...

Towns could see water, sewer rate increases

Residents in Faison and Eureka could soon need to add a little more to their budget for water and sewer bills this year. Faison officials have included an increase in sewer rates as part of their 2006-07 budget plan, Mayor...

Plan for recreation center to stay on hold

Lack of adequate funding and indecision about location have left recreation center designers at a standstill. City Manager Joe Huffman said Wednesday the project has lost some momentum but is still a priority -- planners are simply taking their time...

$1 miminum wage increase could hurt some businesses

An increase in the minimum wage could hurt some business owners in and around Wayne County, but many would not be affected because they already pay their workers more than the minimum. Both the state House and Senate have approved...

Public records

Man is charged with trafficking A 32-year-old man from Greene County has been arrested by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad and charged with third-level trafficking in cocaine by possession of and transporting more than 400 grams. Roberto Carpio of Walstonburg...

Irene Howell honored by N.C. Wesleyan

ROCKY MOUNT -- Irene Smith Howell, the founder of 26 care facilities for the mentally handicapped, including the Walnut Creek facility, received an honorary doctor of laws degree from North Carolina Wesleyan College during the school's 43rd commencement ceremony May...

Officials say no new taxes 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....