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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Public hearing at Walnut Creek

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber More than 300 people packed the Walnut Creek Country Club Wednesday night as the extraterritorial jurisdiction public hearing had to be moved from the town hall. Most were residents of neighboring subdivisions and the surrounding area who...

Law could demolish mobile eyesores

A bill under consideration in the General Assembly would provide money for counties to do away with abandoned mobile homes -- an issue that Wayne County officials say is not yet a major concern for the county. The measure would...

Police arrest three for murder

BENSON -- Johnston County Sheriff's Office deputies found a man dead in the Meadow community south of Benson on Wednesday, and authorities say a nearby neighbor, his girlfriend and her mother are responsible for his murder. All three -- Luis...

Walnut Creek officials hear objections to ETJ

WALNUT CREEK -- More than 300 people attended a public hearing regarding a proposed extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) held by the Village of Walnut Creek on Wednesday night, with both residents of the village and neighbors in the proposed area around...

Make up for holiday set for Saturday

Wayne County Public Schools will be in session on Saturday, a makeup day for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday. Parents are reminded that it is an early release day and that breakfast and lunch will be provided as usual....

City planners discuss downtown ordinance

The Goldsboro Planning Commission approved eight items Tuesday night and denied four, including one that would change the Demolition by Neglect Ordinance. The current ordinance doesn't allow windows to be boarded up, but the proposed ordinance, which would be called...

Senior Center to offer chronic disease help

The Eastern Carolina Council Area Agency on Aging is teaming up with Wayne County Services on Aging to offer a chronic disease self-management program at the Wayne County Senior Center. The workshop, which is designed to empower people to take...

Health Department likely to update well restrictions

The Health Department will update its well restriction ordinance to comply with state rules being enacted July 1. The Board of Health is expected to vote on the move at its June 18 meeting, said Kevin Whitley, director of environmental...

Public record

Fire ruled accidental A minor fire Tuesday afternoon causing $100 in damages to two barns owned by Alice Crawford of Harding Drive was ruled accidental by authorities, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. Breaking and entering Donan Bernard...

Habitat for Humanity to hold informational meeting

Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne will hold an informational meeting for the public on Monday at 6 p.m. The meeting will be at WAGES at 601 Royall Avenue. People who are interested in learning how to qualify for Habitat home...