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Monday, October 22, 2007

Plowing the back 40

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Tyler Brock, 7, son of Neil and Melinda Weeks of Mount Olive, took to the field Friday afternoon. His battery-operated tractor wasn't powerful enough to do too much heavy work, but Tyler tackled the grass anyway. The...

Water will take center stage tonight

Goldsboro residents are conserving water -- but city officials say they need to continue to conserve more and could take action tonight to further restrict water usage. Officials say with each day, the city water level decreases, and in turn,...

Schools changing dates for grad night

Graduation dates for 2008 have been announced for six public high schools, with two opting to hold ceremonies on a Monday this year. Traditionally, diplomas have been handed out on a Friday or Saturday, but since the last day of...

Boards seek new volunteers to serve

A year ago this month, the problems surrounding the fiscal viability of The Lighthouse of Wayne County began becoming public, and eventually, the domestic violence organization was forced to shutter its doors and begin the process of closing its...

WORKS director tasked with getting more area residents ready to work

When a coalition of county, education and local industry officials joined together earlier this year, they did so with the goal of improving Wayne County's workforce. The problem, explained Mike Hainey, existing industry specialist for the Wayne County Development...

O'Berry gets set for 50th anniversary celebration

O'Berry Center will unveil its new name next month, when it celebrates its 50th anniversary. The name change -- to O'Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center -- was approved by the General Assembly in June, reflective of the direction the center is...

Fremont weighs city mapping program option

FREMONT -- With hopes it might help avoid future problems like its once-imploding sewer system, town officials are looking to relatively new technology. Town Manager Kerry McDuffie said he became familiar with how useful geographic information systems are when he...