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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

110 in the shade - Wayne County tries to stay cool

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Carly Powell blows water through a styrofoam noodle toy while trying to stay cool Tuesday afternoon at the Family Y pool in Mount Olive. The temperature reached the 100-degree mark by mid-afternoon, with a heat index of...

County to review growth proposal

After nearly two years and with the Wayne Comprehensive Plan already endorsed by the county Planning Board, the Board of Commissioners finally took the next step Tuesday morning of scheduling a public hearing. Set for 9:15 a.m., Sept. 4, the...

Man dies after city shooting

A Grantham area man is dead after being shot in the 200 block of Creech Street early Tuesday morning, Goldsboro police say. The death marks the sixth fatal shooting within Goldsboro's city limits since April 22. Jadie Demon Taylor, 22,...

Wayne school board approves grading changes

Elementary school teachers will soon go by the numbers when it comes to report cards. The Wayne County Board of Education on Monday night approved revisions to the marking system for students in grades 3-5. Historically, students received alphabetic grading...

Mount Olive to demolish structures

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive Town Board voted Monday to demolish the building at 136 N. Center Street and also agreed to take down a frame structure at 203 S. Center Street, where police worry about drug sales, officials...

'USO' dance at museum August 18

The public is invited to come "shake a leg" to the sounds of the 1930s, '40s and '50s at a USO benefit dance Aug. 18 in the Wayne County Museum. The Woman's Club originally owned the building at 116 N....

Two assume leadership roles at MOC's Britt Center

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dr. Phillip Hamilton and Dr. Sandra Jane Maddox have joined Mount Olive College as part of the new leadership team in the Lois G. Britt Agribusiness Center. Hamilton is serving as the center director and Maddox is...

Duplin reconsiders storm cleanup contract

Meeting Monday, the Duplin County Board of Commissioners worked toward taking care of several items of old business, including a protest made in July by accountant Koy Carter on behalf of a group of Duplin County contractors regarding the county's...

Public record

Library damage Someone damaged property at Wayne County Public Library on East Ash Street. Damages were estimated at $1,100. Stabbed Timothy Faison, 28, of Kennon Court, said he was stabbed after three men tried to rob him. He was taken...

Historic Commission OKs renovation for apartments

The Goldsboro Historic District Commission issued a certificate of appropriateness for Chuck Allen to proceed with restoring a building downtown for apartments. Restoration of the 13,000 square-foot building on South James Street between Walnut and Chestnut will include replacing windows,...