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Friday, August 20, 2004

Jam band

News-Argus/Dennis Hill The Band of Oz brings a little 'beach' to the city Thursday. The beach music band performs at the Downtown Center Street Jam....

Firm will buy factory, save 120 local jobs

Turkington Industries has agreed to buy the APV Baker plant for more than $10 million. The sale will preserve 120 local jobs, say Wayne County officials. The $10 million deal is expected to be completed Friday, Aug. 27. "We...

Heavy rains didn't harm crops

Wayne County row crops are ahead of the growing schedule on average and most still look good. Bob Pleasants, county extension agent, said farmers are quickly trying to finish the tobacco harvest, because it has been affected by disease,...

'Fear Factor' at church

Want some worms in your mouth or to be covered in mice? Or how about a little taste of squid shake? A group of teens put fear to the test Wednesday night at Goldsboro Worship Center on New Hope...

Wayne chamber supports Amendment One

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce and the town of Smithfield are among more than 100 cities and organizations that are backing an idea to allow local governments to approve bonds without a vote of the people. "Amendment One," which...

Murder, shooting, break in arrests made thanks to Crime Stoppers

Tips to Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers led to arrests last month for a murder, a shooting and a school break-in. A 27-year-old Goldsboro man, Leandren Andre Wilson of Brownrigg Street, was arrested in Benson and charged with the murder...

Duplin schools receive lion's share of grant

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County public schools, which will receive the lion's share of a $150,000 grant, are impressing educators in other states. A federal grant is coming to Duplin and Mecklenburg-Charlotte school systems to identify new forms of civic...

Public records

Drug charges Two men were arrested Thursday by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad and an estimated $92,000 worth of cocaine was seized from their home near Dudley. Jose Manuel Diaz, 26, and Eustorgio Arrellano, 27, both of Timothy Street, were...

Briefly

Don't blame church Officials of the Goldsboro Worship Center want it known that the church was not responsible for the big glob of white paint that was on the pavement in front of the church Thursday afternoon. Custodian Billy Smith,...