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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Radars, jets ... and a squirrel?

News-Argus/Bobby Williams From the air tower, an air traffic controller points to the flight line, while Starbase campers view the field through binoculars. For more information see Air power through the eyes of a child....

County approves $162 million budget

A $162 million budget complete with a 2.3-percent across-the-board pay increase for county employees, additional deputies for the Sheriff's Office, higher landfill fees and funding for a summer school program was approved Tuesday by the Wayne County Board of Commissioners....

Horse-trading gets sheriff four deputies

Wayne County Manger Lee Smith and Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Ray Smith spent more than 10 minutes huddled with county commissioners Tuesday morning in what appeared to be a "horse-trading" session during the commissioners' meeting. Minutes later, the board adopted...

Air power through the eyes of a child

Standing on the catwalk near the top of Wayne County's tallest building, Chris Barber had a perfect view of the 4th Fighter Wing's fleet of F-15E Strike Eagles. But he is only 11. So instead of counting jets like some...

Thompson named Economic Developer of Year

Nominated on the basis of a successful 2007, Wayne County Development Alliance President Joanna Thompson has been named the 2008 North Carolina Economic Developer of the Year. Ms. Thompson received the honor at the 42nd annual North Carolina Economic Developers...

Walnut Creek tries to avoid tax increase

Members of the Walnut Creek Village Council met Tuesday night to discuss the 2008-09 budget and look for ways to not increase taxes or water rates. "We want to keep the tax rate at 36 cents (per $100 valuation)," Mayor...

Party with pooches

Downtown Goldsboro went to the dogs Tuesday. The Ice Cream Social and Pet Parade sponsored by the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp., the Wayne County Animal Shelter, the Humane Society and Diamonds in the Ruff drew hundreds of people and their...

Primary runoff one-stop voting to end Saturday

One-stop voting in the state Senate District 5 Democractic primary runoff will end Saturday at 1 p.m. Facing off against each other are Snow Hill Mayor Don Davis and state Board of Education member Kathy Taft of Greenville. Currently, all...

Public record

Two incidents at Sunburst Foods Sunburst Foods on Sunburst Drive was visited by Goldsboro police twice on Monday, once in the morning, then the afternoon, police said. First, Terri Ingram reported that copper tubing had been stolen by a 55-year-old...