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Friday, September 3, 2004

The litter vac is coming

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Demetrius Speight, an employee for the city, guides Goldsboro's new litter vacuum. For more information see City ready to launch new litter vac....

Air Force sees success of 'Eagle Eyes'

Air Force officials are touting last week's arrests at a Goldsboro motel as evidence of the success of its anti-terrorism program, called Eagle Eyes. "This goes to show that this program works," said Special Agent Joe Jordan of the Air...

Hispanic center sees big response in first month

Gaspar Gonzalez and Willie Cartegena had the vision of a Hispanic community center long before it turned into a reality. More than a year ago, Gonzalez said he started going on eBay, buying TVs, DVDs and anything he could...

Library card is children's ticket to travel

A room-full of young children learned about a special card this week that would let them travel anywhere in the world, but it's not a credit card. It's a library card. The 15 kids gathered Wednesday at the Wayne...

Law officers will be checking seatbelt use

People ejected from cars during wrecks account for a small number of accident victims, but their deaths are ones that can be prevented, say police. Goldsboro Police Maj. M.D. Hopper says one person dies every day after being ejected...

Routes to watch during Labor Day travel

RALEIGH -- The N.C. Department of Transportation has issued this notice for Labor Day holiday travel: Most work zones along interstate and U.S. routes across the state will be inactive during the Labor Day holiday from Friday to Monday. However,...

Public records

Teens charged in auto break-in Two teen-agers were arrested before dawn today by Goldsboro police and charged with breaking into a car and stealing property. The arrests occurred before the owner reported the crime. Justin David Smith, 19, of Sandhill...

City ready to launch new litter vac

Trash lining the city streets should now be a little bit easier to remove, thanks to a new machine bought by the city. The custom-made machine will vacuum up the litter while the extended boom on the truck aims...

Wayne Community College Foundation launches into busy year

The Foundation of Wayne Community College has elected its officers for 2004-2005. A.H. "Hank" Crawford Jr., a certified public accountant with Pittard, Perry and Crone Inc. will serve as chairman. C. Monroe "Jack" Best Jr., owner of Best Commercial Development...

Vitamins are a means to prevent common birth defect

Wayne County has one of the highest rates of neural tube birth defects in the eastern part of the state. And in North Carolina, which has some of the highest numbers in the country, up to 70 percent can...

Duplin educators rethinking public policy

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County educators, parents and students are gathering together to rethink public education. "We're confronted daily by accountability requirements from the state and federal governments," said Duplin Superintendent Tommy Ben-son. "We also know there's more to education...

September bloodmobile schedule

Blood drives set for September The following is the September Bloodmobile schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross: *Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Berkeley Mall. *Sept. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. at...

Briefly

Civil War program The Gov. Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site will recognize the 140th anniversary of the end of the Civil War when it presents "Through the Prism of Childhood: The Occupation of Goldsboro in 1865." The program...

Faison chooses Earth Tech for sewer design

FAISON -- The town board has chosen Earth Tech to design its sewer plans, although one commissioner was concerned that the town had not sought bids for the work. Town Commissioner Jane Hollingsworth cast the dissenting vote Wednesday night....