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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Local officials moving water conservation from voluntary to mandatory

No more glasses of water while you review the menu at local restaurants. No more baths or weekend car washes in the driveway. And no more nightly attempts to keep your lawn green with the sprinkler. Or it will cost...

Numbers down for Wayne County schools

Enrollment numbers for Wayne County Public Schools’ first 10 days of classes dropped slightly below the same measure last year. The greatest amount of growth occurred in the elementary grades, said Robert Yancey, the district’s lead teacher for NCWise...

Big trucks could be banned from new U.S. 117 bypass

The U.S. 117 bypass from Goldsboro to Wilson was supposed to be an economic boon for Wayne County. It was supposed to be a faster route for commuters headed to Raleigh, as well as for trucks headed north on...

Southeastern Wayne Sanitary District customers concerned about bills

By MATTHEW WHITTLE News-Argus Staff Writer As residents in the Southeastern Wayne Sanitary District finish receiving and paying their water bills this month, board members are expecting an unusually full house for their Sept. 20 meeting. The reason: Unusually high...

Bull riding coming back to Wayne fair this year

By ANESSA MYERS News-Argus Staff Writer Eight seconds -- that's how long the rider has to stay on top. A mile a minute -- that's how fast the rider's heart rate is. An hour and a half -- that's...

Suspect in murder identified

Goldsboro police have identified a suspect in Monday's murder of 21-year-old Rahkeen Jeffery. Jeffery, who was from New Jersey, was found injured at about 9:30 p.m. Monday at the basketball courts in the Courtyard Circle apartment complex on South...

Fall Festival held at research farm

On average, the food most people in Wayne County will sit down to eat tonight, will have traveled about 1,500 miles to reach their plates. At the Center for Environmental Farming Systems at Cherry Research Farm on Saturday, though,...

City Council to meet Monday

Goldsboro City Council is expected to hold four public hearings and to condemn four dilapidated buildings at its Monday night meeting. Two of the public hearings are zoning requests. The first public hearing will be held on a change in...