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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Their day at the fair

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Students from Northwest Elementary pause for a moment to look at some prize-winning squash during their visit to the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Monday afternoon. Hundreds of students got their chance for a special behind-the-scenes tour at...

Goldsboro City Council adds $20,000 to this year's budget

Goldsboro City Council allotted more money for demolishing rundown city structures, and made arrangements to make interest payments on the rebirth of another at its meeting Monday night. Council members learned that with construction of the new Paramount Theatre getting...

Goldsboro City Council Council - other business

In other business, council approved a lease of a city-owned vacant lot on Arrington Bridge Road to Williams Farms Inc. for farming purposes. Council also set a public hearing for Oct. 22's council meeting to allow citizens to discuss whether...

U.S. 117 gets OK to allow trucks

A few months after the first tickets began appearing, the new U.S. 117 bypass is once again open for business for truckers hauling trailers more than 48 feet long. On Friday, a committee of the Federal Highway Administration approved the...

Mount Olive sets new rules on riding horses in town

MOUNT OLIVE -- Don't form a posse. No more wild riding. And you might want to find an oversized pooper-scooper. Mount Olive Town Board members tightened the reigns on local horseback riders Monday, passing an ordinance they say will "protect"...

Mount Olive Town Board discusses resurfacing, honors firefighters

MOUNT OLIVE -- Residents along Crest Drive might soon have relief from bumpy drives to and from their homes, as Mount Olive Town Board members discussed resurfacing the 200 block of the road at their meeting Monday. Town Manager Charles...

Celia James named Principal of the Year

For the second time in eight years, Meadow Lane Elementary School principal Celia James has been named Wayne County Public Schools' "Wachovia Principal of the Year." Mrs. James has more than 34 years experience in education. She began her career...

Public record

Dog dragged by car A woman reported her boyfriend tied her dog to the back of a Buick Regal and dragged the animal along Highland Avenue around 11 p.m. Sunday, police said. Trucker Kevin Collier Posey, 20, North Drive, is...

Pikeville fire rates reduced

PIKEVILLE -- As of Monday, it's cheaper to insure a house against fire in the Pikeville-Pleasant Grove Fire District, the fire chief said. After an April inspection by the N.C. Office of the State Fire Marshal's Department of Insurance, the...

Wayne County Public Schools lunch menus

WAYNE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Week of October 8-12 Monday -- Breakfast: blueberry muffin; Lunch: pepperoni pizza, baked corn dog, steamed broccoli, corn on the cob, applesauce, orange Tuesday -- Breakfast: apple turnover; Lunch: taco w/cheese, salsa & spanish rice, chicken...

Charity cars campaign seeking donations

A campaign to obtain and refurbish motor vehicles to donate to victims of domestic abuse is seeking donations this month, which is both National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and National Car Care Month. Organizers had hoped to have a half-dozen...