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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Wayne County Reads finale

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Traci Batten Radford, left, Robin Aycock and Walton Aycock sing “Send the Light” during the Wayne County Reads finale Monday. Members of the Wayne County Senior Center Choir, First Baptist Men's Quartet and a quartet consisting of...

Teen pregnancies cost counties

A national report shows that Wayne County teens giving birth in 2005 cost taxpayers an estimated $7.5 million. Sudie Davis, director of Communities in Schools in Wayne County and chairperson for the WATCH Teen Pregnancy Task Force, called the figures...

Council rejects mosque proposal

Goldsboro City Council unanimously voted Monday night to not allow the construction of a mosque in the northern part of the city. All six councilmen and Mayor Al King agreed with the planning commission's recommendation that the building plan was...

Dealers: Gasoline prices high again, but relief could be on the way next week

Gas prices have been on the rise in Wayne County and elsewhere around the state for the past few weeks, with current prices hovering in the $2.45-$2.50 per gallon range for unleaded regular. Only a month ago, prices were about...

Students' dress codes could become more strict

The notion of school uniforms is being bandied about by the Board of Education, although members prefer to call it "improved dress." The topic is expected to be discussed at the next board meeting, moved to March 26 due to...

Two more days to vote for Madeline

Wayne County residents have less than 24 hours to help a young local singer win a chance to appear live on national TV. Madeline Edwards, 11, is one of three finalists in the CBS's The Early Show's "Living Room ......

Duplin commission considers taxes, development needs

KENANSVILLE -- Economic development and taxes were once again at the top of the Duplin County Board of Commissioners' agenda Monday as it announced it would be helping the town of Magnolia attract three new businesses to the interchange of...

Two Wayne County Sheriff's Office officers are retiring

Two top-ranking officers of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office are stepping down from their posts and plans to replace them could be made in less than six months. A major restructuring plan could take effect as early as July or...

Public record

Investigations Goldsboro police are investigating these reports: *Police are investigating a suspicious fire that broke out at 117 Hines Drive, Lot 9. Ernest Barrett owned the mobile home. Goldsboro firefighters responded to the address at about 4:55 a.m. today and...