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Friday, June 20, 2008

Amp it up - Pikeville to get new electrical charge

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Bill Richards, of Lee Electrical Company of Aberdeen, changes over some of the power lines from the old 4kv system to the new 12kv system that will go on line this Sunday. Customers can anticipate a temporary...

Wayne mobilizes on abandoned mobile homes

Now that Wayne County's efforts to rid the countryside of junked vehicles has proven effective, commissioners are once again turning their attention to eliminating another and possibly more dangerous eyesore -- abandoned and dilapidated mobile homes. Overgrown vacant lots are...

Duplin school funding could go to court

KENANSVILLE -- The squabble over the level of county funding of the Duplin County Public Schools System could end up in court. The Duplin County Board of Education Wednesday invoked a state statute that sets in motion proceedings by which...

Small businesses, big honors

Three small businesses were honored Thursday night with Wayne Community College's (WCC) Business and Industry's 13th annual Small Business Awards. Presented at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours event at Three Eagles Golf Course on Seymour Johnson...

City reconsiders Paramount fees

No formal vote is expected until July, but Goldsboro City Council members seem to agree that changes should be made to some of the policies associated with the Paramount Theatre. Paramount Director Sherry Archibald recommended several policy changes to the...

Public record

Suspect runs, caught Michael Barnes was found exiting a window at an Evergreen Avenue home that police allege he broke into on Wednesday, according to a news release. Barnes, 20, of Courtyard Circle, tried to flee, but police caught up...

Part of I-40 reopened

A section of I-40 West at Exit 355 (N.C. 403) just west of Faison has reopened after emergency repairs were made where a truck hit the bridge span. Further repairs are expected later this summer. N.C. 403 opened to traffic...

MOC receives $100,000 donations

MOUNT OLIVE--Mount Olive College has received $100,000 from the Cannon Foundation to be directed to the college's Fine Art Village project. The project will combine renovation of existing facilities with new construction to provide a vibrant arts outreach to rural...

Fees to be charged for food vendor booths

Effective July 1, local health departments across the state will begin collecting fees for food vendors at fairs and festivals. State law changed the rule for permitting of food vendors, said Shane Smith, food and lodging supervisor for Environmental Health...

Corrections

* The number listed for the Muscular Dystrophy Association "lockup" in Thursday's edition was incorrect. Callers who want to have someone "put behind bars" at the Comfort Inn between 9 a.m and 3 p.m., or volunteer to help with the...