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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Theater closer to debut

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Work on the new Parmount Theater is progressing, city officials say. More than $580,000 in donations have come in to date, and businessman David Weil said construction is on budget and on time. Officials expect it to...

Grantham land buy for school gets OK

For three years the members of the Wayne County Board of Education have held an option on a 46-acre plot of land in the Grantham community. Their vision is for it to be the future home of a new Grantham...

Wings slated for new complex

Saucy, spicy, sweet -- Goldsboro is getting a new place to eat. A Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar is expected to set up shop in Goldsboro in the Goldsboro Promenade at the former Litchfield Theater location. The restaurant will...

Officials target end of February for theater opening

David Weil is rarely more than a few feet away from the answers to all "the big questions" about the Paramount Theater. By the look of his office, you would think the reconstruction project is the only thing on the...

StageStruck building demolition gets approval

The Goldsboro Historic District Commission granted permission Tuesday to StageStruck Theater for Young People to demolish two old buildings behind the Paramount Theater and rebuild on the same site. The children's theater organization had to move to 110 N. James...

County holds town hall meeting

Both men went to the same meeting, but for one, Tuesday night provided some answers, while for the other, it was almost a waste of time. Concerned about the condition of the road running in front of his house, John...

Mount Olive swears in chief

MOUNT OLIVE -- Maj. Ralph Schroeder was officially sworn in as the new Mount Olive Police Chief this morning at the town hall by Mayor B.R. Huggins. With tears in his eyes, he accepted the position. Schroeder has served on...

Another arrest made in home invasion

Wayne County Sheriff's investigators have arrested another suspect in the Aug. 31 home invasion in Dudley that ended in the death of one of the intruders. James Christopher Smith, 17, was arrested at noon Tuesday at Southern Wayne High School....

Public record

Walker Insurance Group at 205 W. Ash St. reported the larceny of $6,474 in cash and checks. Police found no sign of forced entry. The money was last secure at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 31....

Petrified tree found in Wayne, donated to Mount Olive College

MOUNT OLIVE -- A petrified tree dating back to the time of the dinosaurs has been donated to Mount Olive College. The tree was discovered during an open-pit mining operation at Mar Mac Aggregates, LLC, when MOC student Daniel Dolderer...

Former trooper will get another day in court on DWI charge

Former State Trooper Darien Smith will get a new day in court. Smith, 32, appeared in court to answer a drunken driving charge on Aug. 20, but the case was dismissed because he was not personally served beforehand. Pitt County...

Bad flooring could halt Pikeville town hall project

PIKEVILLE -- A rotten floor underneath carpets at the old BB&T branch here could mean Mayor Herbert Sieger's town hall hopes fall through. Town commission unanimously called for a work session on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. before any more...