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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Memorial for Dr. Ed Hogan

News-Argus/Winkie Lee A Rose of Sharon tree is planted in Dr. Ed Hogan's honor at the Kitty Askins Hospice Center on Tuesday afternoon. The tree is in recognition of his contributions to his community and to the center. From...

Cherry, O'Berry back off alliance

The alliance planned between Cherry Hospital and O'Berry Center in January has been suspended. Mike Moseley, director of the state Division of Mental Health, said Tuesday that in the process of combining services, "we have encountered some issues that have...

A counselor and teacher has one last lesson for us

He is tired now and sleeps several hours a day. He no longer lives at home; instead, he has moved in with friends. His voice is weak, and sometimes he has difficulty walking. But Dr. Ed Hogan is ever the...

Judge tries to speed up jury selection

After nine days of selecting a jury in the murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane and only seven jurors having been picked, the judge decided the process was moving too slowly. Judge D. Jack Hooks of Whiteville abandoned the one-juror-at-a-time...

Wings Over Wayne schedule released

A full day of aircraft performances is on tap for this year's Wings Over Wayne at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The event will be Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The base is expecting between 60,000 and...

Dority stresses his opposition to homosexual marriage

Republican candidate Greg Dority came to Goldsboro on Tuesday to "endorse" his opponent in the U.S. House's 1st District. "I encourage you to vote for G.K. Butterfield," Dority told a dozen people at the county Republican headquarters. "That is, if...

Company to buy Duplin shell building

KENANSVILLE -- Precision Hydraulic Cylinders has outgrown its plant in Beulaville and will send part of its operations to Duplin County's shell building in Wallace. And the county commissioners plan to help. The commissioners held a special meeting Tuesday to...

School candidate denies endorsement

A candidate for state superintendent of public instruction says his name was used in a Wayne county school board candidate's advertisement without permission, and it did not constitute an endorsement. In the latest advertisement for Joseph Hackett, running for the...

Sewer bids come in over-budget in Pikeville

PIKEVILLE -- It appears that a Goldsboro company is the low-bidder for Pikeville's plans to build a new sewer plant. T.A. Loving Co. in Goldsboro offered a price of $2,769,000. The other bidders were Dellinger Inc. of Monroe at $3,789,901...

Public records

Traffic accidents Ten people were injured and damages were estimated at $49,700 in seven recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported. *A passenger was injured in a two-vehicle wreck at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday at North William and Orange streets,...

Golden Agers find fun things to do for those over 52

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dot Dearen of Calypso is only 60, but the Golden Agers of Calypso have no age limit for members. She was among about a dozen seniors who met for lunch Tuesday at the Southern Belle Restaurant in...

Group wants to revive Faison Christmas parade

FAISON -- Santa Claus may be riding in another Christmas parade. Faison officials had decided in September not to have a parade, but a group of residents is hoping to change their minds. About 16 members of the Faison Improvement...

Couch dumped at gym

When employees at Larry's Gym found a mattress and a sofa dumped behind the business last weekend, they didn't take it lying down. Before cleaning up the mess, the owner found a pay stub and a bank statement in the...

Chief Reid receives award

FREMONT -- Fremont Police Chief Ben Reid Jr. was shocked and surprised last week. The veteran lawman received the annual Vocational Service Award from the Fremont Rotary Club. "I'm really proud of it," said the 61-year-old Reid. Reid's wife, Lois,...

Checks to start clearing faster

People depositing checks may soon notice the money appearing in their account quicker. That also means those who write the checks will see the money disappear faster. Many financial institutions across the nation will be accepting digital images of checks...

Briefly

Fair Share finalist Robin Grady, an employee of the Goldsboro News-Argus, is the fifth finalist in United Way's Fair Share Challenge. The Fair Share Challenge is sponsored by Goldsboro Chrysler Dodge Jeep. To qualify for the six other weekly drawings...