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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

After 18 months, City Hall ready to re-open

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber The front of Goldsboro’s 106-year-old City Hall gleams in the sun Monday. Restoration of the structure started last year is about finished, officials say, with just landscaping and touch-up work left to be done. For more information...

Election filing period begins

With filing for the May 6 primaries opening at noon Monday, the Wayne County Board of Elections was prepared for an onrush of people making their candidacies official. And, while there wasn't an overwhelming number signing up for the multiple...

Filings to date

These are the local candidates and those state and national candidates who have filed for the May primaries whose districts include Wayne County (This list does not include statewide or nationwide offices). *Wayne County Board of Commissioners District 1 --...

City Hall work nearly done

Goldsboro residents won't have to wait much longer to set foot back inside their historic City Hall. One of the final inspections of the building was to be conducted today, and another will likely follow early next week, Assistant City...

Denny Tart to run for county commissioner

Hoping to play a role in resolving some of the remaining issues between the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and the Wayne County Board of Education, Democrat Denny Tart announced Monday that he would be filing this week for the...

Veterans' stories sought for posterity

For eight years, the U.S. Library of Congress has been trying to collect and preserve the stories of the men and women who have defended this country. It's an effort that Veterans History project director Bob Patrick has said will...

Dudley fire burns several acres

DUDLEY -- The N.C. Division of Forest Resources plow was unavailable, so Mar Mac Fire Chief Bill Harrell was in charge of putting out fire near Durham Lake Road on Monday afternoon. Usually fires in wooded areas like this three-acre...

Archaeologist to speak Wednesday at MOC

Author and archaeologist Duncan Caldwell of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., will give a presentation Wednesday at Mount Olive College on the Archaeology of North Africa. The lecture is scheduled for noon in the Hennessee Room of the Lois K. Murphy Regional...

Public record

Suspicious fire An early Sunday morning motor vehicle fire at Josh Lane and Kingdom Lane that caused $3,500 in damages has been ruled suspicious, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. A 1990 Cadillac Deville owned by Joshua Eugene Newsome was...