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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Smith told Price to hold off on hearings

Wayne County Planning Director Connie Price might have been hesitant Tuesday night to say who told him not to schedule community meetings to discuss zoning, as had been ordered by the county Planning Board. But County Manager Lee Smith...

Kennel owner Thornton on trial

A woman accused of 12 counts of animal cruelty in connection with running an alleged "puppy mill" went to trial Wednesday. Virginia Thornton, 66, former owner of Thornton Kennel, was arrested after some 280 small-breed dogs were seized from...

Planning board wants hearing changed

The Wayne County Planning Board has asked the county board of commissioners to reschedule a public hearing on proposed changes to the county's subdivision ordinance from morning to evening to allow more people to attend. Failing to convince commissioners...

Early pickin's

Scott Wiggins harvests corn from a field near the Lenoir/Wayne County line Tuesday afternoon. Wayne County Extension Agent Kevin Johnson says there are approximately 33,000 acres of corn planted in the county this growing season, most of which will be...

Man gets five years for scheme

GREENVILLE -- United States Attorney George E. B. Holding announced that in federal court Wednesday that U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced Said Asmar, 56, a Jordanian national residing in Goldsboro, to 63 months' imprisonment for aiding and...

DHHS secretary visits Cherry

It's time to raise morale and recognize the positive efforts going on at Cherry Hospital, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Lanier Cansler told Cherry staff members during a visit to the hospital Wednesday. The morning visit was...

Hospital staff cutback due to economy

On the heels of a visit to Cherry Hospital by state DHHS Secretary Lanier Cansler came an announcement that several staff cutbacks had been made due to the economy. Cherry Director Phillip Cook told the News-Argus the "reduction in...

Public record

Man shot in foot Eric Hutchinson of Marlotte Drive was shot in the foot while crossing N.C. 111 South late Tuesday, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. Hutchinson, 42, said he saw a vehicle pass by and heard a...

Fill the Boot set to kick off

The City of Goldsboro Fire Department, with help from the El-Roy Volunteer Fire Department, will be at Wal-Mart on Friday and Saturday, asking people to help "fill the boot," for Jerry's Kids. The annual Fill the Boot campaign is...