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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Bouncing reward

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Goldsboro Intermediate School students play in the balloon city set up for their end of grade test party for the students who scored a three or four on their tests. Official results for this year's end-of-grade tests...

Goldsboro Council calls for voluntary water conservation

Some might start taking showers instead of baths. Others will turn the faucet off while brushing their teeth. Goldsboro City Council members said it does not matter what residents do to save water in the coming weeks -- as long...

6 of 32 Wayne schools to adopt 'higher standard' dress code

Six of the 32 public schools will adopt the "higher standard dress code" in the fall, the school board learned Monday night. The board also approved an interim budget, briefly discussed gang awareness and were educated on the district's crisis...

Cherry Research Farm gets a look as part of state budget queries

Despite assurances from state officials that Goldsboro's Cherry Research Farm is likely to remain untouched, a recently discovered provision in the state budget that could set the stage for the consolidation or downsizing of some of North Carolina's research farms...

Schools name top graduates

Wayne County Public Schools will graduate 1,171 seniors during ceremonies planned for this weekend. Five schools will hold commencement on Friday evening, while Spring Creek High School traditionally holds its event on Saturday morning. Ceremonies for 21 students in the...

Houses on Goldsboro's list for demolition

Goldsboro City Council members voted to condemn and demolish three dilapidated houses Monday at their first meeting of the month. Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra said the structures, located at 200 Slocumb St., 112 Kornegay St. and 508 Wilmington St.,...

Public records

Break-ins Two homes were broken into on the 2100 block of Koonce Street some time Monday afternoon. Charlonda Brown, 31, told Goldsboro police officers that someone broke through the doorway of her home causing $100 in damages and stole about...

WCC counselor honored by state

Janice M. Fields, a counselor at Wayne Community College, has been named the first recipient of the N.C. Community College Student Development Personnel Association Counselors' Division Award for Professional Excellence. Presented at the organization's recent conference in Raleigh, the award...

Duplin Commissioners continue to shift budget resources

The Duplin County Board of Commissioners continued to make changes to the budget during its meeting Monday morning hours before local residents would get an opportunity to voice their opinions during a public hearing on the issue. Most of the...

Public gets a chance to look at Duplin budget

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County residents got a chance to get a closer look at the county's proposed budget during a public feedback session Monday night. After county staff prepared a budget to suit the county commissioners' directives to cut the...

Flag-burning ceremony to be held June 13 at First Pentecostal Church

American Legion Post 11 will hold a flag-burning ceremony Wednesday, June 13 at 6 .m. at First Pentecostal Holiness Church on First Church Road. Anyone with worn or tattered American flags who wishes to dispose of them in the proper...