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Friday, September 1, 2006

Duplin flooding

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Northeast firefighters used a tractor and boats to remove families from low-lying areas along N.C. 41, east of Wallace, this morning. Wallace was hit with approximately 13 inches of rain. Firefighters planned to be on the scene...

Thousands lose power as Ernesto rumbles through area counties

Thousands of homes were without power around the area today as Tropical Storm Ernesto rolled through eastern North Carolina overnight. Progress Energy said 7,000 of its customers were still without electricity at 6 a.m. as its workers were feverishly trying...

Labor Day weekend checkpoints planned

Booze It and Lose It. That's the message law enforcement officials want to spread to the community as this Labor Day weekend gets under way. Officers from the Goldsboro Police Department kicked off their new Booze It and Lose it...

Tree downs power lines near Lionel and Holly

A Goldsboro woman was evacuated from her home this morning as heavy rains from Tropical Storm Ernesto flooded the area surrounding her home on Alabama Avenue, officials said. A few blocks over, Henry Jinette noticed a large limb blocking Beech...

Power outages, flooding and gusty winds in Wayne

Wayne County Emergency Services crews were kept hopping overnight as heavy rain and gusty winds from Tropical Storm Ernesto made their way across the state. Emergency Services Director Joe Gurley said the center of Tropical Storm Ernesto traveled between Goldsboro...

Wallace hit - 50 rescued by boat

KENANSVILLE -- Emergency workers used boats to rescue 50 flooded-out residents in the southern portion of Duplin County before 9 a.m. today. They expected more flooding in the southern areas by this afternoon, and the possibility that even more residents...

Wayne, Duplin Schools close

High winds, flooding and power outages prompted school officials to cancel school today, upgrading Thursday night's announcement that schools would operate on a two-hour delay. Duplin County schools made the call to close early this morning, with Wayne County following...

United Way shows off 'Portraits of Promise'

Poignant pictures told stories of hope, happpiness and success at United Way of Wayne County's Portraits of Promise event Thursday at the Arts Council. Five large black-and-white portraits paired a local resident who has been helped by United Way with...

Count eyes ban on work at airport

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners will have a public hearing at its meeting next Tuesday to consider placing a moratorium on development around the Goldsboro-Wayne County Municipal Airport. The measure would stop industrial and commercial development around the airport...

Public records

Investigations Goldsboro police are investigating these reports: Burglary *Megan Davis reported at 2:28 p.m. Thursday that someone broke into her home on North Carolina Street. The suspect broke the glass out of her rear patio door to gain entry, stole...

Clarification

A story that appeared in Thursday's edition of the News-Argus said Wayne County Schools Superintendent Dr. Steve Taylor and County Manager Lee Smith were aware that Wayne County voters could not support a bond referendum if it were introduced. The...