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Friday, May 23, 2008

Highway debate continues

News-Argus/Steve Herring Mike Rutkowski, third from left, of Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc., responds to questioning by William Britt, left, of Wayne County, about the proposed retrofitting of U.S. 70. during a Thursday night forum on the U.S. 70 bypass...

County wants Falls Lake Dam to flow

It might just be more water behind the dam for Raleigh, but for Wayne County and other communities downstream, the water stored behind Falls Lake Dam is a promise of better flood control and a smooth-flowing Neuse River. Tuesday morning...

Back on Beston

Displeasure over the state's failure to install stoplights at Beston Road and U.S. 70 near Walnut Creek and concerns about eliminating some U.S. 70 access points Thursday night dominated what was to have been a public forum on the proposed...

WC ETJ process

If the general consensus is in support of the Village of Walnut Creek establishing extraterritorial jurisdiction after Wednesday's public hearing, then there are still a number of steps village officials must take before they are granted the authority to exercise...

Tougher penalties for gangs getting state look

With two major pieces of anti-gang legislation having passed the state Senate this week, local law enforcement officials are confident that the General Assembly is headed in the right direction in addressing a growing problem in North Carolina. Featuring a...

Beaver control sought

Don't leave it to beaver -- at least not in Wayne County where the industrious rodents are taking a toll on timber and cropland. The dam-building critters have developed into such a problem in Wayne County that county Manager Lee...

Club 55 El Abuelo cited for noise violation

The owner of Club 55 El Abuelo pleaded no contest to violation of a Lenoir County noise ordinance on Thursday, a court official there said. Randy Mills, of Mills Road in the Grantham area, received a 15-day sentence suspended for...

School officials cautions residents about solicitors

County school officials and the Sheriff's Office are investigating reports that someone is going door to door claiming to represent the school system. It is unclear how far-reaching the situation is, or the specifics of what one or more individuals...

Jake Bunn on President's list

Jake Bunn of Pikeville, was named to the President's List at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga. for the spring semester of the 2007-08 academic year. To be named to the President's List students must earn a quality point average...

Businesses, government offices closed Monday

The City of Goldsboro will observe Memorial Day on Monday. All offices will be closed and sanitation services scheduled for Monday will be made on Wednesday. Also, all federal, state and Wayne County offices will be closed. Town halls in...

Chamber organizing Dale Carnegie Course in Goldsboro

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce will offer the Dale Carnegie Training program beginning on Tuesday with a no-obligation orientation session. The session, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. will be held at the chamber offices at 308 North William...

Public record

Thefts *Three black men reportedly broke into a display case in the sports department at the Wal-Mart at 1002 N. Spence Ave. on Tuesday. The report said one of the men went behind the counter and broke the lock to...