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Friday, August 17, 2007

Goldsboro rail station announced

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Goldsboro Mayor Al King speaks during a press conference annoucing the return of a passenger rail station to Goldsboro. The N.C. Department of Transportation has purchased Union Station and is partnering with the city to restore the...

The trains are coming back to Goldsboro

Al King remembers walking along the tracks in Mount Olive more than 50 years ago -- hopping, occasionally, on a train bound for the Wayne County seat. "Getting to Goldsboro, man, it was an excursion," he said. "Our family, we...

County animal shelter bids in

Bids for the new Wayne County animal shelter are in, and already the lowest is about $200,000 over budget. However, the county has also received about $500,000 in private donations to help offset that cost -- an amount that County...

Teachers head to their own 'first day'

The board room of Wayne County Public Schools' administrative offices was packed with new teachers Thursday morning, receiving last-minute readiness training before entering their classrooms next week. Debbie Durham, human resources lead teacher, is responsible for the new educators, who...

City officials ask congressman for help with getting project funding

The Goldsboro City Council met with 1st District Congressman G.K. Butterfield Thursday morning to talk about the possibility of federal funding for some city projects. Mayor Al King and City Manager Joe Huffman said before the meeting they hoped Butterfield...

Republican party picks new leader

With a busy election season less than six months away, the Wayne County Republican Party underwent a change in leadership this week after chairman Billy Strickland resigned as he prepares to move to Vance County to accept the city attorney...

Water shut off

Water service will be interrupted on Monday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. until noon for the residents on Elton Drive. The shutdown is necessary for the replacement of a fire hydrant. In the event of rain, the work will be...

Public record

Information sought on deceased woman The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is requesting the assistance of anyone having known Mrs. Leislotte Severt of 221 Brookwood Drive Goldsboro or any of her relatives. Mrs. Severt passed away at her home on Sunday,...