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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Mount Olive gets ladder truck

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Mount Olive Fire Department personnel check out their new center-mount ladder platform truck, which they say will greatly increase their ability to deal with fires in high-rise buildings, such as the dormitories at Mount Olive College. For...

County plans changes in some solid waste sites

Residents in Fremont, Eureka and in the Jordans Chapel area of Wayne County will get to keep their solid waste convenience centers a little while longer, but county officials are still looking to make changes in the coming months. In...

Pate ponders run for Kerr's seat in Senate

Since state Sen. John Kerr, D-Wayne, announced his retirement plans earlier this month, five Democrats have lined up to battle for their party's nomination. Now, state Rep. Louis Pate, R-Wayne, is considering jumping in on the other side. So far,...

Sager to run for state House

With state Rep. Louis Pate considering a run at retiring state Sen. John Kerr's seat, an opening has appeared in the House -- one Wayne County Commissioner Efton Sager is hoping to fill. Announcing his intention to seek Pate's seat...

Mount Olive gets new fire truck

MOUNT OLIVE -- Should a fire break out in the dorms at Mount Olive College, local responders say they will now be ready -- thanks to the town board's latest purchase. An $850,000 center-mount ladder platform fire engine rolled into...

Funeral home sued for failure to pay lawyer

Rhodes Funeral Home won a lawsuit filed in 2004 for improper embalming, but now the Goldsboro-area business is being sued to collect legal bills from that case, court records show. A lawsuit filed this month by Tommy W. Jarrett of...

Volunteers help Guardian ad Litem children at Christmas

Adopted children who go to non-family homes have a stipend of state money set aside to pay for Christmas. Not so for children who go to live with a relative, say members of the 8th Judicial District. "A lot of...

Disposing of Christmas trees in proper fashion

Looking to get rid of that dried out Christmas tree now that the presents are out from underneath it? You can take it out of the house at any time, but when it might be picked up from your curb...

Public record

School theft A Wayne County Schools employee reported Monday that someone broke $420 worth of storm windows and mini blinds at Eastern Wayne Middle School on Central Heights Road, Goldsboro police said....