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Monday, June 25, 2007

Ready for the Fourth

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Firework vendors are popping up around Wayne County selling their sparklers, whipper snappers and black snakes in preparation for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. For more information see Snap, crackle and pop.-->...

Officials add 197 houses to city watch list

Goldsboro has a problem, one that has been recognized by city inspectors, elected officials and residents -- nearly 200 Goldsboro houses currently fall below North Carolina's minimum housing standard. Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra will tell you that with each...

Properties cited

Phase I -- 19 * 408 A St. * 1315 N. Carolina St. * 1102 Crawford St. * 501 Dail St. * 1409 Evergreen Ave. * 303 S. George St. * 1203 Harris St. * 101 Jessica Place * 706...

County expected to vote on budget Tuesday

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners is expected to vote on the county's 2007-08 budget at a special session Tuesday morning. Meeting at 9 a.m., the board is likely to approve the $107.6 million proposal, which includes a 2.9-cent tax...

Snap, crackle and pop

Wayne County Fire Marshal Bryan Taylor remembers the day he responded to a fireworks display gone bad. "It was the dry season like we're having now. School was not out yet. Some high school kids were playing with firecrackers, throwing...

O'Berry will lead off holiday celebrations

This week's early 4th of July celebration at O'Berry Center could be likened to a scene from "The Music Man," says one of its organizers. Dennis Mays, coordinator of professional services at O'Berry, has long been known for his decorative...

Pikeville Lions Club set for festival and fireworks

The Pikeville Lions Club will sponsor the town's fourth annual Early Independence Day Celebration Saturday in the Pikevillle Town Park. The day-long celebration begins at 10 a.m. with an opening ceremony complete with honor guard and a singing of the...

Smart Choices seeks help with summer sports program

Balmy summer evenings and youths with nothing to do can make for a potentially bad combination, but the solution goes beyond money, says a local youth mentoring coordinator. Last year, Daryl Woodard, executive director of Smart Choices for Youth, which...

Public record

Thefts reported *Frank Williams reported someone stole several packages of steaks, valued at $900, from his home in the 2200 block of Granville Drive. A suspect is already in custody. *Wilbert A. Musselman reported someone stole his safe, which contained...

Library summer film schedule

The Wayne County Public Library's Summer Reading Festival for children 10 and older began Tuesday at the main branch on Ash Street. The Summer Reading Festival movies will show every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. through Aug. 14, with the exception...

John Street closing for repairs

Sections of John Street from Ash Street to Elm Street will be closed for repairs, starting Tuesday, according to officials with Barnhill Contracting, which will be doing the work. Work will start at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. No overnight parking on...

Habitat for Humanity public meetings Thursday and July 2

Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne will provide information to the public on how the program works at meetings planned for Thursday, June 28 at 6 p.m. at 442 E. Hillsboro St. in Mount Olive and again on July 2 at...