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Monday, August 30, 2004

Gaston blows past Wayne

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Art teacher Alice Wicks welcomes children in the rain this morning at Greenwood Middle School....

Travel spending rises in Wayne County

Travelers to Wayne County pumped $98.1 million into the local economy last year, according to the U.S. Travel Data Center. This was a 2.1 percent increase over 2002. "I think any increase is good, especially in this economy," said...

Mount Olive gets $400,000 grant from the N.C. Rural Center

MOUNT OLIVE -- The N.C. Rural Center has awarded a $400,000 grant to the town of Mount Olive to help fix its sewer system. Town Manager Ray McDonald said this morning he received notice from the center's president, Billy Ray...

Library goes Hollywood

There's a new place in town for film lovers to see classic and offbeat movies, and it's free. The Wayne County Library recently installed a surround-sound theater system in the Gertrude Weil Auditorium and is offering a variety of...

Red Cross blood-giving procedure removes red cells, returns the rest

For the last year, the Wayne County Red Cross has been performing a blood-donation procedure that is easier for the donor, eliminating the weakness sometimes associated with giving blood. The Wayne County chapter is using a new process by...

Public records

Kitchen fire Unattended cooking was blamed Sunday night for a fire that caused about $2,400 in damages to a home at 209 S. Virginia St., a Goldsboro fire official said. The fire damaged the stove, cabinets and the floor, Assistant...

Ticket for the Taste of Wayne available one more day

For those who forgot to purchase their tickets to the annual Taste of Wayne County, last-minute ticket sales will be available Tuesday at Grounds For Expression from noon to 6 p.m. and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's outdoor recreation center...

Goshen Medical Center gets another grant

Goshen Medical Center has received more money to expand, especially at the clinic in Beulaville. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has notified Goshen that it will receive a $150,000 loan for X-ray equipment and a $40,000 grant to implement...

OPINION -- Read the directions

Some 40 years ago I learned a valuable lesson: "Read directions before starting assembly." It was Christmas Eve and I had bought a pedal-operated riding train for my 5-year-old son, Charles. John Lynch, now retired publisher of the Star-News...