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Monday, July 28, 2014

Mount Olive sewer grant approved

MOUNT OLIVE -- After hearing unofficially for days, the town of Mount Olive has finally been notified that its $1.5 million sewer infrastructure improvements grant has been approved. Town officials earlier had learned that another $1.5 million grant, this...

'You get a line ... '

Children fish at the Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course this morning as part of a four-day fishing camp hosted by the city's Parks and Recreation Department....

Industry could be coming to county

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive town officials last week hinted that a potential new industry with ties to the military is interested in locating in the Mount Olive Industrial Park. No details concerning the industry's identity were revealed during...

City foots the bill for tearing down homes

Each year, the Goldsboro Community Development Department allocates funding to tear down damaged or dilapidated houses across the city for owners in need. The owners know that their houses need to be torn down, but can't afford to do...

Optimist Club to host open house

Optimist Club of Goldsboro will host an open house Saturday, Aug. 2, from noon to 4 p.m. at the club's headquarters, 205 E. Walnut St. During the open house, club members will provide information about the club's Computers4Kids program...

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Uprooted -- Lawmen cut down 100-plus pot plants

Behind a mass of cornfields tucked off Highway 70, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office made an unexpected find. Two plots of marijuana -- plants with a street value in the hundreds of thousands -- were growing tall. So they watched...

Man charged in shooting incident

A Wayne County man has been arrested for his alleged connection to a shooting incident. Dwayne Alan Smith, 193 Mull Smith Lane, was charged with discharging a weapon into a moving vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon with...

Riverkeepers hope to protect Neuse from seepage

Matthew Starr of the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation was floating down the Neuse River in his kayak when he noticed something strange flowing into the water. What he saw was a mysterious orange seepage near the site of the former...

No one running against Gurley

No Democrat will officially challenge newly appointed commissioner Republican Joe Gurley this fall in his bid to serve the remainder of his term as District 4 representative on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Democratic Party Chairman Gene Britt...

Local church hosts block party

To celebrate his one-year anniversary at New Spirit Church Ministries on North William Street, pastor Marvin Alexander did something a bit unconventional. He threw a block party. From Clydesdale horses to motorized flying helicopters, the block party gave something for...

News-Argus to host legislative breakfast

Want to hear firsthand what is happening in Raleigh and to ask your state representatives a question or two? This coming Thursday will be your chance.The Goldsboro News-Argus, in conjunction with the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, will sponsor an...

Friday, July 25, 2014

Wish upon a storefront

The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. is taking on two new projects -- one asking people to tell them what they would like to see downtown and another to make sure they know what is already there. There is a...

Waterlogged

A car negotiates a flooded Royall Avenue near its intersection with William Street on Thursday afternoon as a thunderstorm pounded Goldsboro and parts of Wayne County. More than an inch of rain fell in a short time, according to...

City offers public chance to meet law enforcement

The 31st Annual National Night Out is set for Aug. 5, and will once again be held in Herman Park. Festivities get under way at 6 p.m. "Come out and see what's new this year," event organizer Cpl. Marrisa...

Charges filed in inmate death

Christopher Montreal Phillips, an inmate at Neuse Correctional Institution, has been charged with one count of murder in connection with the death of Terry Houser, 58, of Mecklenburg County. Houser died July 23 at Wayne Memorial Hospital after sustaining serious...

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