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Sunday, May 24, 2009

City street projects planned, waiting on money

Goldsboro likely will have the funding it needs to continue some street improvement projects as scheduled -- primarily one that could ease wait times at some city lights, officials say. The city expects to receive federal stimulus funding to pay...

In their hearts, forever: Duplin dedicates new memorial to those lost in Vietnam

KENANSVILLE -- Jessie Lou Pigford McKinney spent the final hour of Friday morning sitting in a lawn chair under one of the trees that grace the Duplin County Courthouse lawn -- fighting off some tears, embracing others. Her son,...

Private schools hold graduation ceremonies Friday and Satuday

By PHYLLIS MOORE News-Argus Staff Writer High school graduation season has officially begun, with three area schools holding ceremonies this weekend and 59 diplomas handed out. Wayne Country Day School began the trend, moving its graduation to a morning event...

Eastpointe to get back control over patients' care

Before mental health reform in North Carolina, local management entities were in charge of authorizing and approving plans of care for all patients receiving either state or federal dollars. In 2006, the state changed the procedure -- contracting with...

Goldsboro/Dillard alumni arrive in Goldsboro

Shortly after 8:15 Saturday morning, cheerleaders from Goldsboro Intermediate School found a quiet corner near the downtown fire station and began rehearsing a cheer for the Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni Association parade later that morning. The fifth- and sixth-graders, along with...

County budget plan: No new taxes

Wayne County's 2009-10 budget draft is a mixture of nos -- no tax increase, no fee increases, no pay raises and no employee furloughs. It also is lean on capital projects, as well as travel and training for county...

Central/Eastern Wayne alumni gather

This is a special year for Central/Eastern Wayne Alumni & Friends Inc., said Paul Battle, current president of the alumni association, prior to Saturday's noontime parade. In the 37 years since the organization formed, a rich legacy has been...

Officers help with Olympics Torch Run

Ryan Hood, a "global messenger" for the Special Olympics, began his Friday morning trotting next to police officers and the athlete of the year. It was the local leg of the Law Enforcement Officers Torch Run for Special Olympics,...

Program encourages safe driving among teens

Emily Moore, 17, is a self-confessed "text-a-holic." Which means that her mother's pleas to stop texting and driving -- for fear of a ticket or worse -- have gone mostly unheeded by the Rosewood High School junior. "I text...

Pikeville to make cuts, say 'no' to more taxes

With one more budget workshop to go before the public hearing on June 23, Pikeville officials are hopeful that they will be able to approve a 2009-10 spending plan without raising any taxes. However, said Town Administrator Kathie Fields,...

I-HOP to open in Goldsboro after Labory Day

A construction crew will break ground Tuesday to begin building Goldsboro's first International House of Pancakes. The new restaurant will go up at 1100 N. Berkeley Blvd., the former location of the Berkeley Veterinary Clinic before it moved to...

Fremont to hold line on taxes and fees

Despite the slumping economy and declining revenues, Fremont officials are hopeful they will be able to hold the line this year on taxes and utility fees. "There is no tax increase or tax decrease. There are no fee increases...

Senior breakfast a tradition at Faith

Micah Conlon has a unique connection to this year's graduating class at Faith Christian Academy, which he shared during a senior breakfast for parents and students on Thursday. "Y'all graduated from kindergarten in 1997, right? That was the year...

Cousin gets good news in fight to bring soldier home

Cary Turner returned from his second trip to Koh Tang island in March, but he is still waiting for the answer to the question that has been dogging him for nearly two years now -- where are the remains...