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Monday, June 4, 2012

County talks budget

A tax rate unchanged from this year, more money for public schools and less for economic development, a continued freeze on most new hires and an emphasis on completing ongoing projects before launching a revised capital improvement plan highlight...

44-year-old shot while walking near fence

A local man was hospitalized Sunday evening after shots were fired on Seymour Drive. Willie Carroll Stevens Jr., 44, told members of the Goldsboro Police Department that he was walking along the fence that separates Seymour and Day Circle when...

Art in the park

Grace Meyer, left, and Luke Meyer look through beads at Herman Park during Sunday in the Park. The bead key chain activity was a part of The Arts Council of Wayne County's booth at the event. The Arts Council...

Police look for missing man, 20

A 20-year-old characterized by his mother as having "a moderate case of mental retardation" was reported missing at just after midnight. Evergreen Avenue resident Annette George told members of the Goldsboro Police Department that she last saw her son, Timmy,...

Grant will finance minority health care initiative

The Wayne County Health Department has received a state grant to help provide more services for the county's minority population. And health officials said they will turn to local churches for help in using the money. The three-year grant,...

Gene Aycock runs for Goldsboro City Council seat

Gene Aycock is running for the District 6 seat on the Goldsboro City Council. He will face Fran Kasey in the July 17 election. The seat became open when Councilman Jackie Warrick announced he would not seek re-election. Aycock,...

Elections director resigns her post

The director and assistant director of the Wayne County Board of Elections have resigned after a letter complaining about the director prompted two closed door personnel sessions with the board. Director Vickie Reed and Assistant Director Michael Barry submitted their...

Having fun learning

Preston Hatch, 2, right, reaches up to give a high five to tennis instructor Mark Phillips at the Born Learning festival Saturday at Herman Park while his mother, Leslie, and brother, Harrison, 14 months, look on. Hundreds of children...

Scouts seeking U.S. flags for retirement ceremony on June 16

Boy Scout Troop 8 will hold an honorable U.S. flag retirement ceremony at New Hope United Methodist Church from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on June 16. People may bring worn or torn U.S. flags for the ceremony. Currently, the...

Public record

ATV stolen John Townsend Jr., 38, 3911 Country Club Road, Criofield, Md., reported to Goldsboro police the theft of a $4,000 ATV. Townsend said the ATV was stolen off of a trailer parked at 905 N. Spence Ave. Car stolen...

Lawmen investigating shooting

A Mount Olive resident was shot four times after a fight broke out inside the Durham Lake Clubhouse early Monday morning. For details, see Tuesday's News-Argus....

Lawmen investigating shooting

A Mount Olive resident was shot four times after a fight broke out inside the Durham Lake Clubhouse early Monday morning. For details, see Tuesday's News-Argus....