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Monday, November 26, 2007

Downtown Goldsboro is ready for Santa

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Center Street is aglow with holiday lights Sunday evening. Merchants and city officials are going all out to bring the holiday spirit to the downtown area, with the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. sponsoring trolley rides every Tuesday...

Man dies after he is hit on U.S. 70

A Princeton area man died early Sunday after being hit by a car on U.S. 70 near the intersection of U.S. 117, Goldsboro police investigators said. Jesse Metcalf Simpson, 25, of U.S. 70 West, died after impact with a 2003...

Hunt for elections director narrows

Now that Wayne County's 2007 municipal elections are officially over, the county Board of Elections is planning to act "as soon as possible" to fill the director position that has been vacant since mid-September. "The board members have been in...

Duplin makes plans for growth

KENANSVILLE -- Sitting in the middle of North Carolina's five major military bases -- all of which are expanding -- and with several new projects already being discussed, the Duplin County Board of Commissioners has begun taking a serious look...

Duplin will take a look a building needs and costs for next budget

With a jail bursting at the seams, the school system's central administration split between two offices and a soon-to-be vacant county-owned building, county Manager Mike Aldridge is hoping to be able to take care of all three problems in one...

Development Alliance sets sights on keeping industry

For the Wayne County Development Alliance, recruiting new business and industry is only one piece of the economic development puzzle. The other -- primarily the responsibility of existing industry specialist Mike Haney -- is retention. It's a job, he emphasized,...

Mount Olive Town Board discuss rules on animals

MOUNT OLIVE -- Having already taken action against packs of wild horses, Mount Olive Town Board members are now setting their sights on other animals causing disturbances around town. Chickens, goats and vicious dogs, beware. Despite Town Attorney Carroll Turner's...