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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

City Hall finishing touches

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Tommy Bass, left, and Donald Bass of Kivett's Inc., work Tuesday morning to fasten the pews that will soon seat the public in the newly renovated historic City Hall. The building will be ready to go for...

Wayne boards discuss the problem of drugs in local schools

Though most of Monday's meeting between the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education was cordial, there was one point of almost heated contention -- the issue of drugs in schools. More specifically, the debate was sparked by...

Cutback in river flow no concern, officials say

In an effort to prolong water availability, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cut the amount of water released from Falls Lake by 9 percent Tuesday. The Corps discharged 50 cubic feet per second instead of the 55 cubic feet...

Fremont eyes charge for alarms

FREMONT -- The Fremont Town Board moved Tuesday night to explore the possibility of charging fees for an excessive number of false burglar and fire alarms. Goldsboro already has a fee structure in place that allows residents three "free" false...

Beverly Perdue makes a stop in Goldsboro

With her time split between Raleigh and her home in New Bern, North Carolina gubernatorial candidate Beverly Perdue said she knows about eastern North Carolina and the struggles it's facing in terms of economic development, education and infrastructure such as...

Public record

Juvenile charged in break-in The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reports a 15-year-old Belfast juvenile is allegedly reponsible for a break-in on Creekwood Drive. Juan Roblero had reported $140 stolen from his residence, authorities said. Charges against the youth included breaking...

Roberts to speak Friday

Pulitzer Prize winning author Gene Roberts will speak Friday at 7 p.m. at the Wayne County Museum at 116 N. William St., in conjunction with the Wayne County Reads project. Roberts, a Pikeville native, will discuss the book that was...

N.C. Award nominations sought

RALEIGH -- Nominations for the 2008 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state, are now being accepted. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, the award recognizes significant contributions over time of individuals in the fields...

Microfilm at Library

The Wayne County Public Library announced Friday it has received a microfilm reader/scanner. Library officials say this new technology will give patrons the opportunity to scan, save and print better quality images from microfilm. By the end of the year,...

Fuel spill reported at CBA

A fuel oil spill at Charles B. Aycock High School over the weekend is being cleaned up by emergency personnel, school officials said Monday. The spill was discovered behind the gym, near the school's boiler room on Monday. Classes were...

Council holds hearings

The Goldsboro City Council held these public hearings at its meeting Monday night. *A request by Araneum, LLC for a zoning change for property on the east and west sides of North William Street between Royall Avenue and Tarboro Street...