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Thursday, April 29, 2010

They aren't just talking about a tax increase ...

If the Goldsboro City Council approves City Manager Joe Huffman's recommended 2010-2011 FY budget -- released today -- taxes won't be the only increase local residents will have to endure. For the complete story, see Friday's News-Argus....

Officials: County cannot take on road upkeep

Utilizing homeowners associations and benefiting from lessons already learned by other counties are options on the table for the county to explore as ways to ensure subdivision streets are maintained. One possibility the county has no interest in at...

Thanking those who also serve

Northwest Elementary School students march with banners and flags to honor children in military families on Tuesday.  April is Month of the Military Child Wayne County schools are celebrating....

Highway Patrol takes aim at teens who text while driving

Highway Patrolman Bennie Grady is troubled by the large number of teenage motor vehicle deaths that happened in Johnston County in recent years, and is hoping he can do something to prevent them from occurring in Wayne County. Grady worked...

Census return rate high in Wayne County

Wayne County boasts a high response rate to the 2010 census. The Wayne County participation rate is 73 percent, above the national rate of 72 percent, and up from its 2000 rate of 64 percent. "We are very pleased with...

Ex-assistant principal charged in money theft

MOUNT OLIVE -- John Fitzgerald Strickland, 37, resigned Tuesday as assistant principal at Mount Olive Middle School after having been arrested in connection with the theft of book fair money from the school. Strickland was charged by Mount Olive...

4th FW breaks ground for support center

A Wednesday ceremony on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was about much more than turning some soil. It might have been a simple "groundbreaking," but for those who will operate out of the 4th Fighter Wing's new Consolidated Support Center...

Child Abuse Awareness event held at courthouse

A crowd of 75 people gathered Wednesday morning in from of the Wayne County Courthouse to mark the closing of Child Abuse Awareness Month in the county. "Every two minutes a child becomes a prisoner of war, taken hostage not...

Silver Arts Follies draws full house

The Paramount presented the Wayne County Silver Arts Follies last Thursday evening to a full house. Jill Suggs Howell was mistress of ceremonies. Dolly Witt sang "Fever," the Song Birds sang "I Must Tell Jesus," Barbara & Ray sang "My...

Library book sale set for weekend

The Friends of the Wayne County Public Library invite the public to attend the Spring Book Sale April 30 through May 2 in the Gertrude Weil Auditorium at the Main Library, 1001 E. Ash St., Goldsboro. Sale hours Saturday are...

Give2thetroops seeks donations

The North Carolina Branch of Give2thetroops is collecting items for care packages for deployed troops in its "Beat the Heat" campaign. Items needed include snacks such as jerky, tuna in pouches, protein powdered drink mixes, nuts, granola bars, dried fruit,...