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Friday, February 22, 2008

Parched city, county get more wet stuff

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Wayne Community College students Shayla Williams, front, and Heather Fields try to stay dry as they make their way to class this morning. Rain fell again on a dry Wayne County early today, with weather spotters at...

Wayne should benefit from 5-county alliance

Wayne County Development Alliance President Joanna Thompson doesn't expect to see many -- if any -- immediate benefits from North Carolina Eastern Region's five-county BioEast Alliance. But she does believe that Wayne County's participation will pay dividends in the future....

WorkKeys program expected to expand

After talking about facilities for much of their meeting Monday morning, the thoughts of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education turned to programs -- specifically the new WorkKeys initiative and a proposal by the county to...

MOC appoints Arant provost

MOUNT OLIVE -- As part of its new leadership development plan, Mount Olive College has created a new position and hired a veteran educator from Kentucky to be responsible for the internal operations. Dr. T.J. Arant has been named provost,...

Horne to seek seat on commission

Despite just being re-elected councilman and appointed mayor of Walnut Creek in November, Darrell Horne has decided seek the Democratic nomination for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners at-large seat. "I just want to give something back to the community....

Bland to run for district judge

Assistant district attorney Will Bland has announced he will seek election to the 8th Judicial District Court Judge seat being vacated retiring Judge Joe Setzer. Bland, 48, said his dedication and experience make him a good fit for the position....

Importance of family stressed at luncheon

The Rev. John Forbes Jr. is ready to see the violence in Goldsboro's neighborhoods stop. "We need to stop killing each other over bad money belonging to someone else," he said Thursday at a luncheon sponsored by the Stop the...

Many Goldsboro streets will be repaved

Streets in nearly every part of Goldsboro will be repaved, with work already going on along sections of William and Chestnut streets. The City Council discussed the city Engineering Departments plans for resurfacing this year at its recent retreat. A...

Public record

More arrests for methamphetamine Five more people have been arrested as a result of the ongoing "Pop-A-Smurf" campaign aimed at arresting people who supply makers of illicit methamphetamine. Facing charges related to over-the-limit purchases of pseudoephedrine are Andrea Beth Howard,...

Mount Olive sewer overflow

MOUNT OLIVE -- The town of Mount Olive reported Thurday that a manhole overflowed as of Monday's heavy rains, spilling 27,000 gallons into surface waters. The town is currently upgrading its waste water treatment plant to prevent future spills....

Stoney Creek Park Alliance working on strategic plan for city park

The Stoney Creek Park Alliance met Thursday afternoon to continue discussions on strategic planning for the park. They discussed installing benches, but did not decide on what type -- possibly concrete because of its lower cost and durability. Alliance members...