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Monday, October 1, 2007

First Derby Rolls

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Cutline For more information see Crashing to claim 'king of the heaps'....

Official will ask for more demolition funds

Roofs are rotting. Floors are falling apart. Windows are worn and wrecked. And the dilapidated houses and buildings will stay that way for now -- at least until Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra receives more money from the city to...

Jobless rate hits seasonal low level

As expected, Wayne County's unemployment rate dropped in August, matching the state average of 4.7 percent. After reaching a high of 5.5 percent in July (the state was at 5 percent), Wayne's rate plummeted in August, due largely to a...

Providers identified for errors in service

The mental health private provider network in Wayne County is in the process of being shaken up, but Eastpointe Director Ken Jones said he is not too worried about any potential adverse effects on the client base. Currently, the network...

Crashing to claim 'king of the heaps'

Seven days ago Larry Lane of Dudley was lying in a hospital bed, having just undergone colon surgery. On Sunday, ignoring the pain and the stitches, he was sitting, helmet on, in his demolition derby car listening to the final-round...

Weekend fair results

SATURDAY Open junior beef heifer show Grand champion: Colleen Jones of Kinston Reserve grand champion: Billy Lewis of Walstonburg Showmanship ages 9 through 11: Wyatt Scott of Lucama Showmanship ages 12 through 14: Colleen Jones of Kinston Showmanship ages 15...

Commission will get look at jail study at meeting

After voicing concerns at the Wayne County Board of Commissioners last meeting in September about the recent spate of short agendas, Commissioner Andy Anderson shouldn't have any complaints on Tuesday as the group faces a jam-packed meeting, highlighted by a...

New first sergeant takes over Goldsboro post

Dealing with speeding drivers and accidents is about the same today as it was in 1989 -- it's the way things are handled afterward that's different. So says Jerry Burton, the new first sergeant at the Wayne County Highway Patrol...

Raleigh girl takes top spot in hog show

Emma See of Raleigh swept the junior market hog show at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Friday, earning two blue ribbons before being named grand champion of the event. The 12-year-old, whose grandfather raises pigs, said she has been showing...

Public record

Investigations Goldsboro police are investigating these reports: *Charles Knight of South Slocumb Street reported a break-in at a residence Friday night. Attempts were made to enter through a front door, but the security bar was in place, so instead a...

GTP adds transportation director

KINSTON -- A former senior U.S. Navy officer with an aviation background has been appointed to the post of transportation director at the N. C. Global TransPark, a new position at the GTP. Randy Robb will take major responsibility for...

Fire Department prevention store at mall Saturday

The Goldsboro Fire Department will kick off Fire Prevention Week with the opening of the Fire Prevention Store in the Berkley Mall on Saturday at 10 a.m. On the opening day, firefighters will be featuring an expo in the parking...