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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

City mulls over offer of former Moose Lodge for Rec Center site

Members of the local Moose Lodge made an offer to the Goldsboro City Council Monday, saying they had an idea that would cut the cost of the proposed Recreation Center project. Claude David said the organization is willing to sell...

Goldsboro Council makes dog tie-outs a 'no-no'

Goldsboro City Council members adopted two new ordinances Monday that will impact local dog owners, but police Chief Tim Bell said it would take some time -- and cooperation from the public -- to ensure the regulations are followed....

Flurries predicted across region

A Winter Weather Advi-sory is in effect from 9 p.m. this evening until noon on Wednesday for most of the central part of the state including Wayne and Duplin counties. Light snow accumulation of up to an inch is...

Wayne County Reads honors student essay winners at finale

The winners of the essay contest that capped the annual Wayne County Reads campaign chose an eclectic group of books to answer the question: "What book would you save?" Winners were honored at the campaign finale, a reception and...

Pikeville eyes higher rates for electricity

At the town of Pikeville board meeting Monday, members assured citizens they were taking a closer look at the higher electric rates. Mayor Johnny Weaver said board member Vance Greeson was researching when the rates peak, and if it's...

Schools want state to raise dropout age to 18

Wayne County's school board wants to raise the state's age for dropping out of school from 16 to 18. Monday night board members adopted a resolution requesting the General Assembly change the "compulsory attendance" policy and in turn, give parents...

Two arrested for drugs during traffic stop

A driver allegedly jumped from his vehicle and ran from Goldsboro police early this morning, leading to his arrest and the seizure of 42 "ecstasy" pills from his vehicle, authorities said. Adrane Lafette Swinson, 20, of West Pine Street,...

Clarification

The parade marshals for Black History Month Parade in Mount Olive were listed incorrectly in Sunday's News-Argus. The marshals were state Sen. Don Davis, D-Greene, and state Rep. Larry Bell, D-Sampson. Also marching in the parade were the Goldsboro JROTC...

Public record

Shotgun attack A city man suffered minor injury after being hit with a shotgun round in the 600 block of South Audubon Avenue late Sunday night, Goldsboro police said. Antwan Stackhouse reported that while riding home on his bicycle, a...