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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Rec Center bill could be lower, Council Member Williams says

With a completion date projected, completed drawings due and site plans approved by the Goldsboro Planning Commission earlier this year, the city's $12.3 million recreation center appears to be one vote away from reality. But at least one member of...

Second annual prayer walk held to curb violence

Hundreds of people met under the shelter at Fairview Park Saturday morning to walk and pray for peace in the community -- and an end to gang and drug violence. The Stop the Funeral Initiative sponsored the second annual...

Man, 43, charged with raping teen

By BONNIE EDWARDS News-Argus Staff Writer Neighboring campers and staff helped surround a rape suspect until authorities arrived at a popular recreational park to find and arrest him Friday. Tony Burton Taylor, 43, of Kinston is being held under $300,000...

Officials say U.S. 70 stops hurt gas mileage

The stop-and-go traffic along U.S. 70 from Clayton to Morehead City is more than inconvenient to the motorists who travel along the highway -- it also siphons fuel and money from them. On a typical day, 24,000 vehicles travel...

Paramount bill approved by Legislature

The N.C. General Assembly passed a bill Thursday legalizing the city of Goldsboro's actions during the rebuilding process of the Paramount Theatre. The bill retroactively gives the city permission to not follow the guidelines for public construction projects --...

Mount Olive plans upgrades for old water, sewer systems

MOUNT OLIVE -- Adjustments in the town's water and sewer rates will allow Mount Olive to do something it has lacked the resources to do for many years -- undertake a regular schedule of maintenance for its aging water...

WCPS Summer Institute is also for parents

The third annual "summer institute" for Wayne County Public Schools may be targeted to teachers, but parents are also encouraged to attend, officials say. Planned for Aug. 5-7 at Raper Hall on the Mount Olive College campus, this year's theme...

Duplin commissioners argue over speakers

KENANSVILLE -- Squab-bling over agenda speakers continues to dog county commissioners and has prompted county Manager Mike Aldridge to say that it appears it is time for him to draft a policy addressing the issue for commissioners to consider....