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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Getting ready for Ernesto

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Goldsboro General Services fleet management supervisor James Chester, left, and Major Clark, check the city's power tools in preparation of Tropical Storm Ernesto. In the event of fallen trees or downed power lines, these tools will be...

Commissioners meet to talk schools

RALEIGH -- Local government leaders from across the state met in Raleigh Wednesday to discuss a problem that is common to almost every county -- school building needs. A forum sponsored by the state Association of County Commissioners was held...

Wayne officials prepare for rain

As experts predict Tropical Storm Ernesto to make landfall on the Carolina coast sometime this evening, local officials said they, too, are preparing for the storm. Goldsboro City Manager Joe Huffman said he has been keeping a close eye on...

Woman charged in theft of lottery tickets

DUDLEY -- A 35-year-old Dudley woman faces a slew of embezzlement charges for allegedly stealing nearly $17,000 in lottery tickets from her boss' till. Tammy Sue Flores-Osorio, of 192 McCullen Lane, a former employee of Best Gas and Grill in...

Levinson makes bid for N.C. Supreme Court

Judge Eric Levinson thinks campaigning is about more than promoting an agenda, choosing sides and giving speeches. More important than those objectives, he said, is meeting the voting public and talking about issues with an open mind. For Levinson, running...

Farmers rush to get crops in before rain

Harrell Overman, a Wayne County corn farmer, is worried. Overman has the best corn crop in history, but much of his crop and profits could literally be washed down the drain if Hurricane Ernesto has its way. So, he and...

Cardboard ban starts Friday

A ban on corrugated cardboard will go into effect Friday at the Wayne County Landfill, Solid Waste officials said. County officials have been informing businesses, haulers and residents of the ban for several months and many have prepared for the...

Construction of new Pikeville sewage plant to begin in 60 days

PIKEVILLE -- Construction on Pikeville's new sewage plant should begin in the next 60 days, says town engineer Tyndall Lewis of McDavid Associates. Lewis recommended the construction of a plant with a 140,000 gallons per day capacity. The current system...

Wal-Mart confirms

Wal-Mart officials confirmed Wednesday that they are planning to build a supercenter store on the northwest corner of U.S. 70 west and N.C. 581. They also said they have no plans to close the existing Wal-Mart on Spence Avenue. A...

Public records

Investigations Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *Nadine Outlaw Williams said a former tenant stole a washer and dryer set valued at $770 from the apartment. The unit is located at 846 Sandhill Drive, Dudley. *Bryan L. Taylor...