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Thursday, January 29, 2004

United Way Bush Andrews Awards

News-Argus/Brent Hood Bush Andrews Awards were presented to, from left, Debbie Pennell, representing the Goldsboro News-Argus; Michelle Williams, representing Moffatt Oil Co.; and Sara Ward, representing the United Way of Wayne County....

Long lines

Daniel Mar of Kinston waited 30 minutes out in the cold Wednesday, while his friend waited inside the Division of Motor Vehicles office in Goldsboro. "I don't know how long the wait will be," he said. His friend was...

Theater zoning

One of the two movie theaters planning to locate in Goldsboro edged ahead Wednesday in the race to be first to begin construction. All Star Entertainment Corp., based in Shallotte, is planning to build a 14-screen theater behind the...

Drainage trouble

Goldsboro's planning board is urging the city to do something about a flooding problem on Berkeley Boulevard for the second time in six months. The subject came up Wednesday during a review of a subdivision plan in the area...

United Way close to goal

United Way fell short of its 2003 goal by less than $15,000 in a year that campaign organizers said was one of its toughest ever. "With all the obstacles we faced last year, I feel we did reach our...

Rhodes's stay request denied

RALEIGH - A judge ruled today that Goldsboro City Councilman J.B. Rhodes will not be able to keep his seat on the City Council while he appeals the results of his election. This means that Jimmy Bryan can be sworn...

Pikeville park meeting

PIKEVILLE -- The town board approved the final paperwork Wednesday that it will use when applying for a state grant to help revamp the existing Dees Memorial Park. The total estimated cost of the project is $194,175. The grant...

Public records

Ice foils thief in auto larceny The ice that slowed down drivers for the last three days in Wayne County also foiled an auto theft Wednesday morning. A man started his car to warm it up and went back inside...

Briefly

Road works The N.C. Department of Transportation has agreed to add turn lanes at the intersection of Charlie Braswell and Rosewood roads, which is intended to improve safety for Rosewood Elementary School. The project is scheduled for construction sometime between...

Master Gardner Banquet

The Wayne County Master Gardener Volunteers held their annual achievement banquet at the Wayne Center. The mission of the Master Gardener Program is to train volunteers to develop and deliver consumer horticultural programs that meet the needs of county residents....

Lady in the Park reception

Over 30 people attended the reception Sunday for the Lady in the Park statue, according to Emily Weil, secretary of the Wayne County Historical Association. The association held the event to welcome the old statue to its new home at...

Around Wayne

This Thursday feature is designed to assist readers in planning activities for the weekend and beyond. Coming up are: Tuesday, Feb. 3: Wayne Community Concerts presents Glen Road, Mount Olive Historic Hall, 7:30 p.m. Admission by season subscription. 736-3300. Friday,...