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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

O'Berry's Fourth

News-Argus/Greg Sousa NEWFANGLED TWIST ON AN OLD TREAT: Rachel Reynolds, right, and Tracie Wilson serve some hot smores — made with chocolate-dipped marshmallows — during the O'Berry Center Summer Extravaganza on Tuesday night at Knights of Columbus Park. The...

It's official, but barely: Budget, tax hike pass

Voting 4 to 3 after a somewhat heated discussion, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners narrowly approved its $107.6 million budget for the coming fiscal year. Included in it is a 2.9-cent tax increase, which will raise the county's property...

Bear leads officials on city chase

He eluded Goldsboro police officers for hours -- taking in a stroll through H.V. Brown Park and into town. But when a biologist from Raleigh arrived early Tuesday afternoon, the 300-pound black bear first spotted nearly 10 hours before was...

Pikeville Crime Watch sets sights on keeping criminals out of town

Former Wayne County Magistrate Judge Patricia Williams knows what can happen to a community when neighbors turn a blind eye to crime. Drug dealers, prostitutes, gang members and other undesirables thrive in communities when residents don't take an active role,...

Crime, better housing on minds of residents

Doris Broadie is tired of being afraid. Drug dealers and gang members are moving onto her block, the self-described "senior citizen" said. So when she spoke into the microphone at Tuesday's city-sponsored neighborhood meeting, she sent them a message --...

Fremont town board will weigh possible sewer rate changes

FREMONT -- Town officials are considering a plan that could increase the bills for out-of-town Fremont sewer customers, while giving in-town residents a break on their costs. On Tuesday, town Administrator Kerry McDuffie recommended raising the out-of-town rate for each...

Secondary road hearing July 10

Representatives of the North Carolina Department of Transportation will appear at the Wayne County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, July, 10, at 9 a.m. to present the 2007-2008 secondary road construction program. A Wayne County map is posted in the county...

Transportation Authority holiday schedule

The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority will be operating on a holiday schedule on Wednesday, July 4. The bus service will operate from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m and the van service will be operating on its normal schedule. Passengers requesting van...