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Friday, January 30, 2004

Judge denies stay

RALEIGH -- A judge has denied a request by Goldsboro Councilman J.B. Rhodes that would have allowed him to remain in office. That decision clears the way for Jimmy Bryan to be sworn in Monday as the District 1 councilman....

Homestead bankruptcy

GREENSBORO -- Project Homestead, which built houses in Goldsboro for flood victims and first-time buyers, has filed for bankruptcy. The city of Goldsboro has been trying to get back land from the organization. The land, off Harris Street, was supposed...

Cherry-O'Berry alliance

State officials announced Thursday that they plan to consolidate administrative and clinical services at O'Berry Center and Cherry Hospital. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services plans to bring the two Goldsboro facilities under a single management team,...

2 staffers win at NCPA

CHAPEL HILL -- The N.C. Press Association honored two Goldsboro News-Argus staff members during its annual awards ceremony, held Thursday night in Chapel Hill. Photographer Brent Hood received a first-place award for feature photography, daily newspapers with 15,000-35,000 circulation. Hood's...

Meth lab found

A routine stop for a possible minor traffic violation on Thursday led to the arrest of a 21-year-old man on a charge of possession of a station wagon that had been stolen in Pennsylvania. When a sheriff's officer looked...

KB Toys in Goldsboro not on list

The KB Toy store in Goldsboro at Berkeley Mall is not on the list of stores that are expected to close after the company's Chapter 11 reorganization plan was approved Wednesday. John Reilly, a spokesman at the company's headquarters,...

Mental Health Association awards

The Mental Health Association in Wayne County gave its top awards to board member Libby Dukay and volunteer Edith Holloman. The awards were made at the association's annual meeting Thursday at the Goldsboro Country Club. The board also installed...

Public records

Three hurt in wrecks Three people were injured and damages were estimated at $35,500 in three recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported. *Two people were injured and damages were estimated at $10,000 in a two-car collision at 9:40...

Briefly

Weather deja vu? The National Weather Service forecast for this weekend is suspiciously similar to the same forecasts issued last week. On Friday, Jan. 23, a chance of freezing rain and sleet was predicted for Sunday night into Monday and...

Farmers meet

WARSAW -- It looked Thursday as if the VFW post was holding a pickup truck convention. Inside, 120 farmers and representatives of corporate sponsors listened to sober forecasts about corn, soy beans and tobacco. The workshop had started for...

City working on ditch

Goldsboro's city manager said Thursday that he has been looking for ways to alleviate the flooding problem on Berkeley Boulevard. Earlier this week city planning board members said they had asked City Manager Richard Slozak to look into the...