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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on June 2, 2004 2:00 PM

Delmus' Hardware closed

Delmus' Hardware will have to be closed until the extent of damage to the building can be determined, said Ed Cianfarra, Goldsboro's chief building inspector.

On Monday, a car crashed into the store while the driver was fleeing from police. Cianfarra, along with an engineer from Johnson Russell Construction Co. in Raleigh, examined the building Tuesday.

"There are parts of the building that are structurally unsafe," Cianfarra said. Those areas include the place where the car went through and part of the sales area, he said.

Cianfarra said that until the inventory was taken out, he wouldn't be able to see how badly the steel was damaged.

"We should know something by the end of the week," he said.

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Disaster volunteers

Two local volunteers with the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross have been sent out on national disasters.

Dora Perry went to Bristol, Va., Saturday to help victims of the flooding. She will be doing family services work.

Jo Peterson went to Lincoln, Neb., Monday to help victims of the flooding. She will be doing records and reports.

Reception for Dr. Maness

The American Lung Association will hold a reception to honor the late Dr. Rubin Maness of Goldsboro for his work to help children with asthma.

The event is one of several regional receptions being held for the 100th anniversary of the American Lung Association.

Maness' widow, Mary Maness, will be the host of the reception to be held Tuesday at the Goldsboro Country Club.

Dr. Maness was a pediatrician at Goldsboro Pediatrics and was a nationally renowned asthma educator. He died in 1999 at age 48.

Maness was a volunteer with the state ALA, holding positions on local boards and serving as vice president and president of the state board of directors between 1993 and 1995.

He worked to develop the "Practical Guide to Asthma Management," in cooperation with the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program.

For more information, contact the American Lung Association at info@lungnc.org or by calling 1-800-LUNG-USA.