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Friday, May 28, 2004

Downtown Jam

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Ray Pittman, right, en route to a victory in the doughnut-eating contest that started the Downtown Jam Thursday. For more information see The daring doughnut deed....

Relay tops $500,000 mark

The Relay for Life has topped half a million dollars and money is still coming in. Terry Butler, one of the event's three cochairmen, announced at an awards meeting Thursday night that the total now stands at $500,885. This...

Fire destroys Belfast house

A house was destroyed by fire today at Belfast. The cause of the fire at 106 Belfast Ave., which started at 11 a.m., was unknown. Belfast and Patetown volunteer firefighters extinguished the blaze and kept it from spreading to nearby...

The daring doughnut deed

It was war at Center Street Jam. Hole-y war. The five of us lined up at the table Thursday afternoon. Each had two minutes and two dozen Krispy Kreme originals. The strategy was simple -- outlast and inhale. As...

Starling looks to unseat fellow Republican

Willie Ray Starling hopes to unseat N.C. Rep. Steven LaRoque of Kinston in a Republican primary. Starling, of Mount Olive, waited until the last minute before filing for the N.C. House of Representative's 10th District seat. He and LaRoque will...

City officials to resume budget talks Tuesday

City budget talks will resume Tuesday, with discussions scheduled on the city attorney's budget and an itemized list of what Goldsboro gets for the $33,000 it pays a local cable television station. City Manager Richard Slozak is contacting other...

Arts Council approves budget

The Arts Council of Wayne County Board of Directors approved a proposed budget of $221,000 for next fiscal year. The action was taken Thursday afternoon at the board's monthly meeting at the art center. Among the planned revenue are...

Pikeville gets grant to revamp park

PIKEVILLE -- The town board has received a $97,000 grant to revamp Dees Memorial Park. Town Manager Lonnie Graves said he received a call this week from the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources that the town was...

Public records

Two small fires An insect bomb and a commercial vacuum were blamed for two small fires in Goldsboro, fire officials said today. A resident at 442 W. Seymour Drive put an insect bomb in a kitchen cabinet, and the bomb...

Library board to resume planning for Jamboree and Stewfast

ALBERTSON -- The board of the Albertson Community Library Corporation will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Building to finish planning its upcoming Jamboree. The Jamboree and Stewfest will be held June 26 on the grounds of...

Briefly

Graduation night Eight Wayne County high school graduations are scheduled for this weekend. Tonight, ceremonies are scheduled at Wayne Country Day School in the auditorium at 7 p.m. Eastern Wayne High School's graduation starts at 6 p.m. At 6:30 p.m.,...