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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Protesters say no to more taxes

About 300 people gathered Wednesday outside Goldsboro City Hall for a tax day protest that was part of a nationwide movement of Americans speaking out against state and federal government financial policies. North Carolina Sen. David Rouzer, Wayne County commissioner...

Residents can look at zoning authority proposal

The public will have the opportunity later this month to ask questions and to offer comments about the county Planning Board's proposal to expand its zoning authority into 14 areas around the county starting with U.S. 70 West and...

Detective sues landlord, shooter over injuries

The retired narcotics detective who took a bullet in the chest when raiding a convicted crack dealer's home has sued his attacker and the man's landlord, records show. Former Detective Brady Thompson retired from the Goldsboro Police Department in January,...

Peacock pool will not open this year

The Peacock Park swimming pool will not operate this summer, but the Mina Weil Park pool will open as planned, interim Parks and Recreation director Gail Charles said Tuesday at the Parks and Recreation Ad-visory Commission meeting. The department renegotiated...

Author, former editor delivers Rotary's annual Belk Lecture

For more than 50 years Gene Price recorded Wayne County's history for the News-Argus, first as city editor, and then later as managing editor, editor and finally editor emeritus. For 50 years he talked to folks and told their...

Firefighter rescues man from fire

A Goldsboro Fire Department captain rescued a man who re-entered a burning home to try to save his dog, authorities said. Engine 2 Capt. Rob Lorman entered a burning trailer at 3716 Commercial Drive after learning from neighbors that...

Five injured in crash on U.S. 70

A traffic accident on U.S. 70 injured five people, some who suffered apparent "disabling or debilitating" injury, according to an accident report. The accident was on U.S. 70 near Ash Street Extension and Country View Drive, according to the report....

State surplus furniture sale to begin Thursday

RALEIGH -- The State Surplus Property Agency of the N.C. Department of Administration is taking bids for approximately 200 lots of custom-made furniture and accessories seized by the N.C. Department of Revenue's Unauthorized Substance Tax Division. Surplus will begin accepting...

Public record

Occupied home fired upon Barbara Staten of Beale Street told Goldsboro police Monday night that someone shot her home while she was asleep inside. Ms. Staten awoke to the sound of a "loud explosion," according to the report, then rolled...

Pikeville moves closer to fire department annexation

PIKEVILLE -- The Pikeville-Pleasant Grove Volunteer Fire Department wants the site of the soon-to-be-built fire station to be annexed into city limits, but only if town officials want the annexation. On Tuesday night, the Pikeville Board of Commissioners met...

Historical Society still taking photo contest entries

The Wayne County Historical Association is accepting entries in a photography contest through April 30. The camera can be anything but a Polaroid. The subject can be anything or anybody at least 50 years, and it has to be inside...

Tax day

Gene Palmer waits on customers as they bring in their tax forms to mail Wednesday morning at the post office on Cashwell Drive. The Internal Revenue Service is reminding late filers to not ignore the deadline, just file an extension....

Wayne schools to hold kindergarten registration April 24

Kindergarten pre-registration in Wayne County Public Schools will be held at all 15 elementary schools on April 24, from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The child must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 to register for...

Keystoners enjoy national conference

Chavayae Hall of Dudley realized a dream few believed would happen when she and seven other teens traveled out of state to a national club conference earlier this month. Miss Hall, who is the president of the local Boys...

Dillard singers to open conference

Sixteen elementary school singers are going to perform before hundreds later this month during an international convention in San Jose, Calif. And if you count others watching YouTube, the Dillard Academy Charter School Choir will perform before millions. The...