Log in

Sign up

September 18, 2008 archives

View Archive

Thursday, September 18, 2008

School district looks at 'no zero' policy

School officials say they are re-examining a proposed grading policy that encourages teachers not to give a “zero” to students. The Board of Education approved policy AR3400 in June but has not adopted it yet, said Olivia Pierce, executive...

Board of Health sets no-smoking policy for county offices

The Board of Health voted Wednesday to adopt a no-smoking policy for the county office building and voted for an earlier-created disaster response plan to be submitted to the county commission. Health Director James Roosen also announced a tentative...

Goldsboro hires employee to speed up building permit process

With hopes of streamlining the building plan review and permit process, the Goldsboro Inspections Department has created a checklist for items that must appear on residential and commercial building plans. And, now, there is someone whose job is to...

County OKs $9.7 million for emergency communication system

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday unanimously agreed to a $9.7 million loan to finance construction of a new countywide emergency communications system. The approval followed a brief public hearing during which one resident said the county needs tax relief, not...

Goldsboro resident sentenced on federal drug, weapon charges

WILMINGTON -- United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox has sentenced Willie James Bean, 64, of Goldsboro to 180 months' imprisonment followed by five years supervised release. In May, Bean...

Students killed in two-car accident

PRINCETON -- A two-car accident killed one current Princeton High School student and a former student Wednesday evening, the Johnston County Highway Patrol said. Matthew Brandon Woodside Stewart, 17, and Brandon Lee Baker, 21, a former Princeton High School...

Mount Olive could have new industrial tenant

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town Manager Charles Brown Wednesday sought to temper bad economic news about the closing of Helix Poly and IMPulse, NC's sale of its power traction division with news that a company looking at the town's industrial...

Work begins on Mount Olive's downtown sidewalks

MOUNT OLIVE -- Work is finally under way in the much-delayed improvement project on the west side of the 200 block of North Center Street. News-Argus/Bobby Williams Workers from Hine Sitework of Goldsboro work on the sidewalk on the...