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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

County will take look at budget

Wayne County taxpayers can expect to receive a slightly lower property tax bill in August if the county's commissioners go along with an almost three-cent drop in the county tax rate proposed Tuesday evening by County Manager Lee Smith. Smith...

SJAFB commander among witnesses

Editor's note: The testimony quoted in the following article was broadcast live on the Internet Tuesday and recorded by the News-Argus. Col. Jeannie Leavitt did not argue with members of the Senate Armed Services Committee when they quoted surveys and...

Tassels to start turning

Nearly 1,200 students will receive diplomas from Wayne County Public Schools this year, officials announced. The six traditional high schools will have 1,064 graduates from the Class of 2013, while the two non-traditional schools, Wayne School of Engineering and Wayne...

Politician addresses proposed school cuts

Former congressman and state education superintendent Bob Etheridge held a press conference Tuesday afternoon in Goldsboro, his 11th stop on a statewide tour, but he wasn't campaigning for himself. He is on a mission to draw attention to the plight...

Pikeville explores creating merchants association

PIKEVILLE -- The town of Pikeville might not have a chamber of commerce, but if new Town Administrator Blake Proctor has his way it might soon have a merchants association. Proctor, who took over as town administrator last month,...

Goal: Growing the Red Cross

Tammy M. Forrester has been named the new chief executive officer of the Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross. The 47-year-old took over the position on May 28. As the top person at the local Red Cross,...

Crime of the Week

On Tuesday, May 28, Wayne Christian School officials reported that a water slide had been stolen from the field area of the school. The water slide was last seen at the school, located at 1201 Patetown Road, on Saturday,...

Students weave own tapestries with grant

North Drive Elementary School recently received a $2,000 art grant, which provided a one-week art residency with textile artist Victoria Sowers of Rocky Mount. The grant was written by Amy Kennedy, art teacher at the school for the past...

Mount Olive town board responds to residents' concerns, passes budget

MOUNT OLIVE -- A short agenda for the Mount Olive town board meeting quickly turned into something more when two Franklin Street residents, Sheila Oates and Robert King, complained Monday about the state of the south side of town....