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Tuesday, July 13, 2004

A hot deal

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Earl Cape of Warsaw signals the price of a watermelon to a passing customer Monday in the parking lot of the Mount Olive Centre. With temperatures soaring to well in the 90s, three bucks for a juicy...

Finalists picked for open council seat

Three of the eight applicants for the vacant Goldsboro council seat will advance to Thursday's interview phase. The finalists are Don Chatman, Naomi Williams and Cheryl Alston. The city's screening committee met Monday to winnow the list down to...

Grant approved to buy land around base

RALEIGH -- A $1.7 million grant was approved Monday that is designed to restore acres of wetlands and protect Seymour Johnson Air Force Base from development that could hinder its mission. The city of Goldsboro and Wayne County requested...

Study favors rail link for Goldsboro

A new study shows that commuter rail service from eastern North Carolina, including Goldsboro, to Raleigh is an affordable, workable idea. But it will take some political muscle and sweat to turn the idea to reality, a a commuter...

Health insurance costs affect hospital staff

Even health-care workers struggle with the rising cost of health insurance premiums, according to a survey of employees at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Two-thirds of the employees and managers who participated in a recent job-satisfaction survey listed the escalating out-of-pocket...

Briefly

Ice cream social Get ready to cool those parched throats at the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation's annual ice cream social on Thursday. The social will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. at the downtown Farmer's Market on the 300...

Public records

Copper stolen Thieves took copper in two break-ins reported to the Goldsboro Police Department. George Street Grill at 620 N. George St. reported Monday morning the theft of $200 worth of copper wiring that had been attached to the air...