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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Mount Olive considering golf cart regulations

MOUNT OLIVE -- The golf carts seen zipping along town streets might soon have to meet new guidelines if they are to continue to operate. Mount Olive was among several towns that sought and won recent state legislation authorizing...

Duplin county - school mediation stalled

KENANSVILLE -- The Aug. 1 deadline to conclude mediation between the Duplin County Board of Commissioners and the county Board of Education has passed, but as of 5 p.m. Monday, commissioners said they remain unsure of the mediation's status....

Demolition of Days Inn in progress

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Jose Bustos of A & K Grading of LaGrange uses an excavator to start knocking down the Days Inn on Wayne Memorial Drive early this morning. The motel was destroyed almost a year ago during a severe...

Public record

Robbed in the street Goldsboro police are investigating an armed robbery Saturday on Meyers Avenue. The victim, Lucius Mechell Smith, of an unknown address, told police he was in the roadway in the 300 block of Meyers Avenue when...

Board of Education renews superintendent's contract

The Wayne County Board of Education approved a one-year renewal of Superintendent Dr. Steven Taylor's contract Monday night, including a salary increase of $22,482, bringing his annual pay up to $172,367 by a vote of 6-1. Board member John...

National Night Out schedule

Goldsboro, Mount Olive and Fremont will each observe National Night Out tonight. The nationwide event is designed to bring communities together in an anti-crime effort. Local law enforcement agencies and other civic groups and organizations will be on hand...

Mount Olive residents seeing high water bills

MOUNT OLIVE -- Determining whether the town has any "wiggle room" in its water rate structure will be among the topics that Town Manager Charles Brown is expected to broach today while in Washington today to talk with officials...

Citizen's tip puts suspect in custody

A Goldsboro man shot at a William Street store in June made a list of the city's "most wanted" after avoiding police by walking out of Wayne Memorial Hospital, authorities say. But now police have caught Prentice Deshone Best,...