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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Out in the sun

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Ronald Jones works in the hot sun along Ash Street this morning. He is one of the members of the city crew putting a new sidewalk along Ash. City officials say they are keeping a close eye...

Wayne official defends ferry party

Wayne County Development Alliance President Joanna Thompson said she did attend a ferry reception for state and local officials during the Tall Ships Festival earlier this month, but she felt, and still does, that it was an opportunity to showcase...

New year, same result

Ten of the 31 public schools in Wayne County made adequate progress for the 2005-06 school year, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Of the remainder, 20 schools did not make the...

DA: Two charges are from contract inquiries

KENANSVILLE -- Charges against two former Duplin County emergency service workers stem from an attempt to force Johnston Ambulance Service out of the county, District Attorney Dewey Hudson said during a press conference Tuesday. Curtis Brock, 39, former director of...

Trying to stay cool as mercury rises

The recent rise in temperature has many Wayne and Goldsboro residents looking for relief. This week, as some local thermometers read nearly 100 degrees, city, county and local emergency officials had their minds on keeping the community and its workforce...

DGDC wants to hear thoughts about downtown

Next month, Goldsboro residents will have an opportunity to voice their opinions regarding the future of downtown. The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp., along with recently hired urban designer Allison Platt, will host two public forum sessions Aug. 8, on the...

Public records

Teens facing more charges Two teenagers, already in custody on numerous other felony charges, were charged Tuesday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office with the larceny of a T-Rex scooter from a Hereford Drive resident. Eric Earl Outlaw, 19, of...

Retired Duplin County employee receives Order of Long Leaf Pine

KENANSVILLE -- Longtime Duplin County employee Judy Brown received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine on Monday, the state's highest civilian honor. Ms. Brown, who served Duplin for 27 years as an administrative assistant in the county manager's office...

Princeton board ponders water service requests

PRINCETON -- The Princeton Town Board of Commissioners met with its attorney to discuss out-of-town water customers on U.S. 70-A but took no action. After the meeting was opened, the board immediately went into closed session with lawyer Robert Spence...

Fremont denies permit for adult day care

FREMONT -- A proposed senior adult day care will not be coming to Fremont. The Town Board of Aldermen, in a split vote, denied a request for a conditional-use permit from Provident Care Inc. of Lanham, Md., to operate the...