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Thursday, January 4, 2007

Theater project begins

News-Argus/Greg Sousa In what now looks like just another vacant lot, Wayne County residents can expect to see a rebuilt Paramount Theater arise from the ashes sometime in October. Work has already begun on site preparation, with the foundation...

Schools top new board chairman's list for '07

County Commissioner John Bell has only served as the board's chairman for a couple of weeks, but he already has some definitive goals he wants to see accomplished. Much like his predecessor Atlas Price and County Manager Lee Smith, Bell...

Property tax bills are due by Friday

Wayne County residents have through Friday to pay their property taxes before they become delinquent. Two percent interest will be added to all county tax bills that have not been paid by that date. The amount will increase 0.75 percent...

Paramount Theater now moving full steam ahead

David Weil has been pacing himself since he unveiled plans to rebuild the Paramount Theater along Center Street a few months ago -- going over every detail again and again. But shortly before the New Year, only moments after making...

Search continues for new director at local museum

Wayne County Museum officials say they are nearing the end of their search for a new director. Former museum director Janet Clayton resigned in November to take a job with the Wayne County school system. She was the library's director...

Duplin County leaders looking forward, and backward, as another year dawns

Looking back, between lawsuits, resignations, new hires and elections, 2006 was not a quiet year in Duplin County, and with not even a week gone and tax cuts and cost-cutting measures already being discussed, 2007 is shaping up to be...

Hulse will be jumping; United Way also plans auction

With only a week left in its 2006 fundraising campaign and Geoff Hulse poised to take his dive Saturday, the United Way of Wayne County will be auctioning off memorabilia from its Bring It On challenge from 7:45 to 9...

Educator helps students learn to read better through 'Earobics'

Christy Haley, the reading coach at School Street Elementary School, says her role in the education process is that of an "encourager in the hallway." Her background experience includes being a teacher at the elementary and middle school levels, as...

Public record

Investigations Wayne County Sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *Shelby Duffy Benton reported Jan. 3 that someone broke into her home located in the 600 block of Mill Road and stole a 9 mm Glock pistol and several diamond rings,...

Girl Scout cookie sales start Friday

Girl Scouts will begin taking orders for cookies Friday. And a new cookie is in the batch this year, said Deborah Brady, the product sales coordinator for the Girl Scout Council of Coastal Carolina. The new cookie is called Lemonade,...

Mental health association, Peer Bridgers offering support

The Mental Health Association in Wayne County and The Bridge of N.C.'s Peer Bridgers are offering free support groups to anyone interested in developing skills and obtaining support from others dealing with similar challenges. The Peer Bridger program provides community...

SJAFB issues noise warning

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's F-15E Strike Eagle Demonstration Team is scheduled to practice Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Base officials said Goldsboro and Wayne County residents should expect to hear an increased level of noise in areas...