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Monday, January 15, 2007

Remembering a leader

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Mayor Al King speaks during the City of Goldsboro and Wayne County’s 19th observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at the Goldsboro-Raleigh District Assembly in Goldsboro this morning. For more information see Gone, but...

Chairwoman questioning attendance

Board of Education chairwoman Shirley Sims suggested recently that there has been "outside participation" during the process to create a facilities plan, prompting a county commissioner to question the school board's level of interest. At the last Wayne County board...

Gone, but not forgotten

For Shamellar Raiford and her classmates, this morning wasn't about the food -- but there was plenty of it. Instead, the 20-plus Goldsboro High School students woke up early on their day off to pay tribute to a man whose...

Work on automatic meters is beginning

Goldsboro utility customers will wake up to an upgrade this week as officials at City Hall have contracted with Datamatic Ltd. to install automatic reading devices on water meters throughout the city. Assistant finance director Kaye Scott said the change...

Mount Olive officials eye demands for town growth

Mount Olive spent much of the past year preparing for its future growth -- breaking ground on its new wastewater treatment plant, watching Wal-Mart and its accompanying shopping center come together and beginning preparations on a long-range land use plan....

County will talk zoning next meeting

Wayne County officials are coming closer to approving the location of a new animal shelter, but construction plans can't move forward until the county's zoning ordinance allows the new building. The county Board of Commissioners will listen to public comments...

Senior citizens share experience, time with children as new mentors

James Mozingo drove a long distance truck for 47 years, but says that spending time with children and understanding them is a whole different ballgame. While he has a grown son of his own, for the past two years he...

Duplin dropout rate declines, but board wants it even lower

After months of being asked by county residents for information about the dropout rate in Duplin County schools, officials finally presented it during the Board of Education's meeting last week. "I think this answered the questions they had," assistant superintendent...

Public records

Investigations Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *More charges have been levied against a man accused of burglarizing a home in Pikeville earlier this month. Detective Sgt. Bob Golimowski charged David Jacob Lambert, 20, of Herring Road, Dudley,...

Officials recommend rabies vaccinations for pets

RALEIGH -- North Carolinians are again being urged to vaccinate their pets by the N.C. Division of Public Health. Last year, 520 rabid animals were found across the state, with a number of unvaccinated cats and dogs euthanized and many...

Downtown speaker's forum planned for Tuesday

Morganton Mayor Mel Cohen will be the featured speaker Tuesday at noon at the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp.'s Annual Speakers' Forum. The forum, which is sponsored by the DGDC and the Wayne County Development Alliance, features one speaker each year...