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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Senator Burr visits Wayne

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Sen. Richard Burr, right, talks with Rotary Club President Dr. Kenneth E. Benton at a meeting held at the Goldsboro Country Club. For more information see Senator stops in county; discusses health care, education....

Buildings and budgets -- BOE, commissioners talk facilities

After six years of deliberations and five proposed facilities plans, the Board of Education and county commissioners Tuesday agreed to move forward quickly and solicit public feedback on the needs and means to fund construction projects in the school system....

Senator stops in county; discusses health care, education

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr visited Goldsboro Tuesday, speaking before the Goldsboro Rotary Club and later visiting the Pate-Dawson Co. at the county's industrial park. Burr, a Republican, addressed issues ranging from education and health care to the price of gasoline....

Officials take tour of local airport

Goldsboro-Wayne Airport Authority members had a chance Tuesday to show off the facility to members of the North Carolina Aeronautics Council, and to show state officials how investing in the facility could boost economic development in the region. The council,...

You came. You tasted. You voted.

Raspberry cheesecake, spicy chicken wings and pepperoni pizza lined the tables. Music filled the air as visitors did the electric slide and macarena. The 15th annual Taste of Wayne County Tuesday at Wayne Community College was one big party --...

United Way campaign gets strong, early start

United Way started its 2006 campaign Tuesday with 16 percent of its goal already met. Frontrunners and early company campaigns raised a total of $236,858 to improve 5,623 lives in Wayne County, according to Steve Parr, United Way director. Frontrunners...

Johnston man killed Tuesday in farm accident

A Johnston County man was killed Tuesday when he became entrapped in tobacco harvester, the Johnston County Sheriff's Office said. Mario Morales, 35, of Middlesex, died at the scene, said sheriff's office spokesman Tammy Amaon. Morales was working on the...

Pikeville garbage route changes

PIKEVILLE -- The town of Pikeville is changing its garbage collection schedule. On Thursday, the town of Pikeville will be on its regular garbage route and Onslow Container will be placing a 96-gallon container for the next collection Aug. 24....

Public records

Truck stolen A Goldsboro woman told police Tuesday that her $20,000 truck was stolen from the Berkeley Mall parking lot while she was inside shopping. Felicia Toy, of Somerset Drive, told officers that her red 2006 Dodge Ram was secured...

Computer grant approved

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners approved a $750,000 grant Tuesday morning that will help the county's public school system improve computer technology in schools around the county. The Public Schools Building Capital Fund is intended for instructional purposes for...