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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Fighting for their library

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber D. Frank Hinnant thumbs through a book on World War II history in the Fremont Town Library Wednesday afternoon. Hinnant visits the library often and says the county needs little libraries like the one in Fremont because...

Cancer doctor: Efforts to beat disease continue across U.S.

The 18th Annual Relay for Life planned for Friday and Saturday at Wayne Community College has one aim -- raise money to help fight cancer. Last year, Wayne County residents raised more than $600,000 to contribute to cancer research. Organizers...

Water bills could rise if budget is passed

Goldsboro's tax rate will remain the same but residents will be spending more on water next year if the proposed 2007-08 fiscal year budget is approved as-is. City Manager Joe Huffman recommended a 10 percent increase in water usage charges,...

Board says yes to $25 increase in lot fee

A "modest fee increase" for Environmental Health services is expected to make the department more competitive in recruiting and retaining workers, officials said Wednesday. The Board of Health approved a $25 hike for lot evaluations as a way to offset...

Volunteer group tries to raise funds to save Fremont branch

FREMONT -- Supporters of the Fremont branch of the Wayne County Public Library are working to save the facility from closing the last day of June. County officials say the 2,500-square-foot frame building is not up to code. Earlier this...

Hearing officer helps students, families find way

Allison Pridgen knows that schools have to do more than just provide instruction for many students. Mrs. Pridgen is hearing officer and director of student support services for the Wayne County schools. She says many of the students she is...

Public record

Break-ins *Hicynthia Spells told police someone broke into her home on James Street and stole a camcorder, X-Box and games, $215 and other items, all valued at $1,301. *Mary Ann Wright told police someone broke into her home on Spearwood...