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Friday, August 31, 2007

Neuse river

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Water levels along the Neuse River flood canal near MarMac are currently below the dam level. Under "normal" conditions, water runs over the dam, but high temperatures combined with little rainfall is translating into "severe drought," city...

Home invasion ends in man's death

DUDLEY -- Three armed intruders stormed into a family's home on Old Mount Olive Highway during a home invasion this morning, but one of the robbers never made it out alive. A man, his girlfriend and their four children, ages,...

County continues to push for projects

As Wayne County officials and the Board of Commissioners debate and examine financing options for the school system's facility needs, other building projects are moving along -- all in various stages of completion. And they're continuing despite the resignation of...

Dry as a bone

Dotti Holt remains positive. The rain will come and her garden will grow, she said. But across town at Goldsboro's water plant, Public Utilities Director Karen Brashear is not so optimistic. And as one of the city's most knowledgeable sources...

Governor calls for water conservation across parched N.C.

Gov. Mike Easley has directed state agencies in all 100 counties to stop non-essential water use. He also urged all state residents to cut back their own water use 20 percent. "Stream flows and groundwater levels are approaching their lowest...

Voluntary water conservation measures

* Take five-minute showers instead of baths. * Do not let water run while shaving, brushing teeth, and rinsing dishes. * Keep a bottle of chilled water in the refrigerator for drinking, so as not to run the tap to...

Residents ask commission about trash, school funding, annexation

DUDLEY -- Trash talk -- the more literal kind -- briefly took over a Wayne County Comissioners' community meeting at Southern Wayne High School Thursday. The commissioners saw their best turnout yet for one of their roving, data- and question-gathering...

Public record

Break-ins *Someone broke into a classroom trailer at Eastern Wayne Middle School, 3518 Central Heights Road, Wednesday and stole several Gatorade drinks, valued at $20, and broke the lock on a file cabinet. Damage was set at $175. *Someone broke...

If you're traveling this weekend, be sure to pack patience

Short-distance travelers will likely fare better than long-distance flyers and drivers this Labor Day weekend, officials said. Dave Parsons, CEO and president of AAA Carolinas, expects 149,600 from North Carolina to fly over the holiday weekend, an increase of 2.5...