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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Blaze damages mobile homes

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Mar-Mac volunteer fireman Paul Kelly hoses down a pile of trash outside an unoccupied mobile home on Durham Lake Road Tuesday afternoon after a brush fire spread to several unoccupied homes. Firefighters from Mar-Mac, Thoroughfare and Dudley...

City will condemn damaged Days Inn

The Days Inn's days are numbered. Goldsboro city officials say the structure that was ripped apart in an August 2007 storm has been an eyesore long enough. Now, Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra said he is taking the structure to...

Guy won't run for Duplin board

KENANSVILLE -- L.S. Guy surprised Duplin County staff members and his colleagues on the Board of Commissioners when he announced at Monday's meeting that he will not be running for re-election this year. "It was just the right time to...

Details on fatal crash released by state patrol

A Highway Patrol sergeant released today the details of a Monday afternoon crash that killed a LaGrange woman. Starr Ann Burnette, 48, LaGrange Road, was killed when she reportedly failed to stop for a red light while headed north on...

School board approves tennis court repairs

The school board has approved construction plans for tennis courts at four of the six area high schools. At its meeting Monday night, the board voted to proceed with the repair and replacement project, hiring Advantage Sports to do the...

New members appointed to commissions, boards

Goldsboro City Council appointed new members to a few of the city's advisory boards and commissions Monday night. Many of the entities had members whose terms expired or who had moved away. The Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission has two...

Parks and Recreation board seeking volunteers for park cleanup

In many of Goldsboro's parks, patches of brown grass, unruly bushes and fallen branches are seen every day. There just aren't enough city maintenance workers to go around. The workers rotate through the parks taking care of the big tasks,...

MOC employee honored for excellence

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Mount Olive College employee has been named recipient of the first J. William Byrd Award for Staff Excellence. Named for the college president, it was established to annually recognize an outstanding staff member. It was presented...

Public record

Business, homes shot into *Jerry Keen of Johnson Sherman Co. on West Walnut Street discovered six bullet holes in three large windows belonging to the business Monday. Damages were estimated at $1,500, according to a Goldsboro police said. *Two homes...