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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

This old home

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber This home at 310 N. James St., known as the Dr. John W. Parker House, is one of many offered by the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. Goldsboro, along with the DGDC and Preservation North Carolina, have been...

Six men charged for drugs

MOUNT OLIVE -- Six people were arrested by Mount Olive Police in a drug round-up Monday, including a fugitive from a past drug round-up who absconded last October, Police Chief Ralph Schroeder said. Outstanding warrants are on file for three...

Goldsboro on list of historical bargains

Goldsboro is listed on the This Old House Web site as one of the best places in the country to find an older home ready for refurbishing. A story ran in the magazine several months ago featuring the Molly Smith...

Olive branch extended in Duplin

KENANSVILLE -- In a surprise move Monday afternoon, Duplin County commissioners unanimously voted to appropriate an additional $425,000 for the county's public schools' current expense budget. The new appropriation will increase school funding from $6.9 million to $7.3 million. School...

Consultant fees worry park panel

Members of the Stoney Creek Park Alliance say initial estimates of the cost of consultant fees are too high. The alliance met last week to discuss a proposal by the engineering firm of Kimley-Horn of Raleigh to design and prepare...

ArtSmarts changing location

Goldsboro's art academy, ArtSmarts, won't be holding its after-school classes at the First Baptist Church come August. The location was decided upon after the church agreed to let the program use the facility free of rent. But City Manager Joe...

Public record

Thefts reported *Beatrice Bell of South Andrew Street reported Friday that unknown thieves broke through a glass door and stole about $850 in property, police said. *Mary Garza of Eddington Drive reported Friday that someone unknown to her broke out...

Special Olympians bring home medals

Wayne County's Special Olympics Team competed in the state games in June. Twenty-six athletes and 15 coaches and staff traveled to Raleigh to participate. While in Raleigh, the delegation was housed in dormitories at N.C. State University. Wayne athletes competed...

Mobile farmer's market opening July 16

A mobile farmers' market in the Wayne County Health Department parking lot will hold its grand opening Wednesday, July 16, from noon until 5:30 p.m., featuring local produce. A wide variety of produce from several well-known local farms will be...

Bluegrass festival to benefit troops

A bluegrass music festival to benefit wounded troops home from the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan will be held at Laurel Lakes Campground on N.C. 242 near Salemburg on Wednesday through Saturday. The event will feature music, food, fishing and...

National Night Out

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