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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Stormy Weather - Quick rain leaves damage

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber David Farmer removes a tree branch from the middle of George Street after winds in Wednesday's storm blew it off one of the trees lining the street. For more information see A flash and then gone ......

A flash and then gone ... storm downs trees, knocks out power

Thunderstorms crossing Wayne County Wednesday afternoon downed trees, cut utility lines and flooded some roadways. No injuries were reported. Goldsboro General Services Director Joe Sawyer said his crews responded to 12 incidents on city streets, including downed trees and limbs....

River levels starting to recede

The Neuse River at Goldsboro was slowly beginning to recede today after cresting Wednesday at just over 20 feet. High water was reported at Seven Springs, 10 miles farther downstream, but officials said they do not expect the river to...

Charges are filed in crash

The state Highway Patrol has charged Otoniel Manuel Lopez-Perez, 27, with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and a left-of-center violation in connection with the death of a Goldsboro woman on Tuesday morning. Monique Olivieri, 40, of 201 Crescent Drive, was...

Fremont residents say crime is out of control

FREMONT -- Fremont residents told town council members this week that illegal drug activity, public drinking, littering and noisy youths wandering the streets late at night have become problems the town must address. Ten residents spoke at the town board's...

District has sent Goldsboro High proposal to state

Officials in Wayne County Public Schools say they have sent the state a list of specific steps and strategies designed to improve student performance at Goldsboro High School. The announcement comes on the heels of Gov. Mike Easley's recommendations last...

Officials still investigating Duplin EMS

No decision has been made as to whether criminal charges will be filed in an investigation of Duplin County Emergency Medical Services, Assistant District Attorney Mike Maultsby said today. District Attorney Dewey Hudson has been reviewing evidence of possible antitrust...

Wayne County dental clinic losing money

The Wayne County Health Department is losing money on its dental clinic, prompting the county Board of Health to approve policy changes Wednesday to expand the sliding fee scale. Health Director James Roosen said the dental clinic lacks the money...

Wayne Community College, James Sprunt rated high by state

Wayne Community College is among 36 community colleges in the state to earn a superior performance ranking, based on the 2004-2005 school year. It has earned the ranking for five of the six years that the measure has been used....

Public records

Stolen jewelry Someone broke into a house on the 1100 block of N. James Street Wednesday by breaking in through a door. Barbara Thompson told police officers that the suspect stole two diamond rings valued at $500 each, a $400...

Property issues brought up at City Council meeting

A request from a Goldsboro property owner was among the agenda items on a short docket Monday for the Goldsboro City Counci. John Harper Jr., a Virginia resident, spoke to the council about property he owns in the city, located...