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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Weather about to change again

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Jeff Dennis of Ralph Hodge Construction Co. is bundled against the cold early today. Dennis was part of the crew working on improvements to the intersection of U.S. 70 and Beston Road. The temperature was holding steady...

Another shelter location proposed

Officials hope county-owned land on Aviation Road near the Goldsboro-Wayne Municipal Airport will be the location for the new animal shelter. But Tuesday morning's announcement was soon followed by complaints from nearby residents who say construction will cause more flooding...

Audit finds county has 24 percent in reserves

Wayne County has accumulated about three times the state-mandated amount for fund balance reserves, which officials say will be used for capital improvement projects, including schools, in the next year, according to an audit presentation made to the county's board...

John Henry Wooten Sr., first black chairman of county commission, dies

John Henry Wooten Sr., the first black chairman of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, died Monday. He was 82. Wooten was a teacher and principal in the Goldsboro City School System for many years. He was first elected to...

Duplin convention center is costing county money

KENANSVILLE -- With an eye toward future tax cuts and subsequent reductions in spending, Duplin County's commissioners called on convention and visitors bureau director Rob Wells Tuesday to find out exactly how much it is costing them to operate the...

Saints Alive will feature local church musicians

Four years ago, people filled the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church to hear a concert by some of Wayne County's church musicians. The Arts Council of Wayne County is hoping history will repeat itself Jan. 26 when it brings back...

Robbery foiled

A man's attempt to rob a convenience store on Ash Street erupted into a scuffle between the store clerk and a tire iron-wielding robber early this morning. A man walked into the Pantry, 1601 E. Ash St., about 2:45 a.m....