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Thursday, July 29, 2004

Church fire

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Goldsboro firefighters work on the roof of Adamsville Church of God at 3913 McLain St. A lightning strike caused a fire that destroyed the steeple. But firefighters kept the blaze from spreading into the attic. Damages were...

Wayne schools pick their teachers of the year

Candidates for the 2004-2005 Teacher of the Year have been announced by Wayne County public schools. The list of top educators will be narrowed to three finalists, with the winner announced at the annual banquet, scheduled for Aug. 12. Each...

United Way sends leaders on a mission

The people that United Way is hoping will lead off this year's fund-raising campaign got to see what it's like to be a part of one of the organization's many charities. Donnie Barnes, this year's United Way campaign chairman,...

Lightning strikes church; fire's spread prevented

A lightning strike on Wednesday destroyed a steeple atop Adamsville Church of God at 3913 McLain St. But a quick response from Goldsboro firefighters prevented a fire caused by the strike from spreading, an official said. "Everyone did an...

Girl Scouts looking for 1,000 new members

The Girl Scouts want 1,000 new members in Wayne County. Wayne County has about 800 Girl Scouts, and the 1,000 new members mean a 25 percent increase, said Deborah Brady of the Girl Scout Council of Coastal Carolina. The...

Forests getting eaten up by urban development

SMITHFIELD -- The decrease in forests in North Carolina and increase of urban development were hot topics Wednesday during a summit at Johnston Community College. Around 600 N.C. residents attended a day-long conference about the future of the state's...

Dupont to be sold

KINSTON -- The former DuPont plant will change ownership for the second time in four months, according to an article in the Kinston Free Press. Koch Industries, which is based in Kansas, acquired the plant when it purchased DuPont's Invista...

Public records

Robbery foiled When an armed, masked man entered a convenience store Wednesday night and demanded money, the 66-year-old owner had a solution, Goldsboro police said today. The owner of H&A Quick Mart at 3515 Central Heights Road -- Ahmed Mohammed...

Briefly

Diversity Day Goldsboro is starting a new tradition next month by holding its first "Community Diversity Family Fun Day." The event, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 7, will be at the H.V. Brown Memorial Park and is sponsored by Coca-Cola Consolidated....

August Bloodmobile schedule

Following is the August Bloodmobile schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross: Aug. 6: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10: Red Cross chapter at 600 N. George St. from...