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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Suspicious fire

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Mel Powers of the Wayne County Office of Emergency Services and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Detective Robert Golimowski investigate the scene of a double-wide mobile home fire that happened shortly after 2 a.m. today on Stevens Mill...

County: Three centers will still take trash

After receiving multiple phone calls and faced with nearly two dozen residents at the Wayne County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, county officials decided to temporarily reconsider the closing of three of the 13 solid waste convenience centers. The...

Don't light the fire: Rules will tighten on burning

Local folks whose back yards double as yard waste incinerators might answer to the law while a statewide ban on open burning is in effect. Normally, open burning allowances depend on whether you live in a city or town, or...

Investigators try to find cause of early morning blaze in county

An arson investigator with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office was on scene at a suspicious Stevens Mill Road house fire this morning, authorities say. "I think it's safe to say that it's under investigation as a suspicious fire, or we...

On to November 6: Official results are in for primary vote

The results are in, officially. Al King and D.A. Stuart will be on the ballot for November's mayoral race, and Donnie Chatman and Jerry Broadhurst will battle it out for the District 3 City Council seat. Wayne County Board of...

New director of nursing ready to begin next mission at Cherry

Two years ago, at age 46, Bonnie Gray was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Today, she is ready to take over duties as Cherry Hospital's new director of nursing. But getting to this point wasn't easy. As a nurse at...

Fremont will reject older mobile homes now

FREMONT -- If you hope to move a mobile home into town, you will need to know its birthday. Town aldermen passed a resolution Tuesday night prohibiting new installations of mobile homes older than eight years. That took place after...

Visa issue cancels concert by Mexican folk artists

Gran Folklorico de Mexico will not perform in Goldsboro on Friday, Oct. 26, as originally planned due to its members' visas being denied. According to information the Wayne Community Concerts Association received, this is the first time in 23 years...

Public record

Car window shot into Helen Whitfield of Harris Street reported someone shot her rear right-side window Monday afternoon, possibly with a BB gun, while it was parked at Central Heights School. The incident caused $300 in damages, police said....

Arts Council photo exhibit reception Friday

The Arts Council of Wayne County will have an opening reception for its "Open Photography Exhibit" on Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. The exhibit will feature more than 100 photographs from local and North Carolina photographers, and all works...

Parent seminar Thursday

Wayne County Public Schools' Title I program will hold a district-wide parent seminar on Thursday at the H.V. Brown Center on Poplar Street. Twelve presenters are expected to provide parents with information that can help students academically and socially, with...

Nature Day entertainment sought

The city Parks and Recreation Department is still looking for entertainment for this Sunday's Nature Day at Stoney Creek Park. Those interested should contact Tammy Greene at 739-7491 by Thursday....