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Thursday, February 5, 2004

Barn, antique cars destroyed

News-Argus/Brent Hood Elroy volunteer firefighters spray water into an open window Wednesday as flames engulf a barn on U.S. 70 East. The barn and several antique cars were destroyed. Elroy Fire Chief Steve Mozingo said the cause of the...

Crime rate down

Police Chief Tim Bell had good news and bad news about crime last year in Goldsboro. The good news was that the overall crime rate declined by 8 percent, he said, but the bad news was that violent crime...

EDC sets goals

The Wayne County Economic Development Commission made plans Wednesday for a busy 2004. Despite the news this week that Goldsboro is rated the fourth most attractive area in North Carolina for economic development, the commission cannot afford to rest,...

Endless zoning

It doesn't just seem like the Goldsboro City Council has been discussing zoning issues for years: It has. And if the pace the council has set for reviewing the proposed ordinance is any indication, it may continue to discuss...

Top industrialist

WARSAW -- Dan Blackshear, president of Carolina Turkey Co., is the 2003 Industrialist of the Year. The Duplin County Economic Development Commission honored Blackshear with the award Wednesday during the 17th Annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon at the Country Squire....

County gets audit

Strict budgeting has allowed Wayne County to halt a trend of cutting into its savings, officials say. At its meeting Tuesday, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners received copies of the annual audit. Nunn Brashear & Co. examined the...

T-shirt design contest

Wayne County artists have the chance to show their skills and participate in a T-shirt design contest. The Waynesborough Historical Village is sponsoring the contest, which is open to all art students and artists in the county. The purpose...

Fox hunt this month

ALBERTSON -- This is the month of the annual fox hunt. The Washington's Day Fox Hunt will be Feb. 21 at the Albertson Ruritan Community Building on N.C. 111 at Albertson. Fox hunts were popular in the 1940s when...

Briefly

Human Relations Award Banquet is Feb. 21 The Community Affairs Commission, in conjunction with Wayne County government, will hold its 30th annual Human Relations Award Banquet this month. The event will be on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at...

Public records

Drug roundup Seven people were arrested Wednesday by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad and charged with felony drug violations after an investigation and search of a home in the 400 block of East Chestnut Street. The resident, Demarci Earl Davis,...

NoonLiting weight loss program

A weekly support group formed this week for co-workers and friends fighting the "losing battle" of extra weight. The 15-week nutrition and wellness program will focus on weight management, food selection and preparation, and the importance of exercise. Its...

James Sprunt classes

KENANSVILLE -- The Continuing Education Department at James Sprunt Community College has announced the following classes: *Two step aerobic classes are being offered at Wallace Rose Hill High School, either Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. or Tuesday and Thursday...

FSU lunch

The Fayetteville University Chancellor's Luncheon, sponsored by the Gold-Wayne Chapter of FSU Alumni, will be held Saturday at Lane Tree Golf Club. Dr. T.J. Bryan, FSU chancellor, will speak. Dr. Bryan is the first woman elected by the University of...