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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Shelter vote - Council approves new location

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Goldsboro City Council member the Rev. Charles Williams, right, states his reasons for voting against the approved plans to allow for an animal shelter to be built within the city limits at Monday night’s city council meeting....

Fremont murder suspect arrested

A Wilson man stands accused in the death of his girlfriend whose body was found at her cousin's house in Fremont Saturday. Antonia Leatis Artis, 35, of Goldsboro Street, Wilson, faces an open count of murder in the death of...

Shelter site gets city OK

Before Goldsboro City Council members voted on a zoning request from Wayne County that would allow for construction of an animal shelter inside the city limits, the Rev. Charles Williams voiced strong opposition. "We have some churches that are in...

Pet food recalls troubling residents

Veterinarian Terry Frazier has switched his dogs at home to Pedigree and might clear out all the Hill's Pet Nutrition from his office. He is one of many pet owners who are watching the news to see which foods will...

Houses moved to city list to demolish

Two dilapidated houses were condemned Monday when Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra told Goldsboro City Council members that the homeowners failed to bring their properties up to minimum housing standards -- despite several warnings from his office to do so....

Duplin commissioners tax idea hits one-vote blockade

KENANSVILLE -- The majority of Duplin County commissioners asked for his help, but a second 5-to-1 vote wasn't enough to convince state Sen. Charlie Albertson, D-Duplin, to pledge his support for their request for a local option half-cent sales tax....

Gonzalez takes on position as county magistrate judge

The leader of the Hispanic Cultural Center and the chairman of the Wayne County Democratic Party is taking on a new role. Gaspar R. Gonzalez, 74, of Goldsboro, has been tapped to join the ranks at the Wayne County Magistrate's...

Partnership is selling tickets for Lobster Fest

The Partnership for Children is currently taking orders for its third annual Lobster Fest, to be held on Friday, May 4. Tickets are currently on sale for $25 each and the public is invited to order them in advance. Proceeds...

Public record

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating the following reports: *Thieves entered an unlocked 2003 Ford van owned by Hector Escalera Jr. while it was parked at his home on Westover Drive and took the sound system, a television monitor...

Looking for jar of winning pickles? See these clues.

North Carolina Pickle Treasure Hunt 2007 is under way. A jar of Mt. Olive Pickles has been hidden in Mount Olive. In the coming weeks, clues like these will be printed that will lead someone to the location of the...

Bus schedule set for holiday week

The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority, of GATEWAY, will be operating on holiday schedule later this week for Good Friday. The bus service will operate from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The van service will operate on its normal schedule, but passengers...