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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on October 28, 2004 1:59 PM

Halfway mark

United Way of Wayne County is almost at half of its fund-raising goal of $1,332,000, reports Donnie Barnes, campaign chairman.

A total of $659,530 has been raised, which United Way officials say will improve the lives of 13,190 people in Wayne County.

"We have a lot to do in the next four weeks, with more than $672,470 needed to attain our goal of improving more than 26,656 lives next year," said Barnes.

The following employee campaigns were recognized: county of Wayne, $31,120; APV Heat Transfer, $2,781; Mount Olive College, $3,438; and APV Turlington, $6,360.

A campaign report luncheon will be held Jan. 12.


Robin Grady, an employee with the News-Argus, was the eighth finalist in the Fair Share Challenge, not the fifth. Eleven people will be picked to have a chance at winning a new truck.

Bon Jovi passes

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi will perform at U.S. Sen. John Edwards' "Bringing it Home" Rally in Raleigh on Friday.

Edwards, the Democratic nominee for vice president, will also be joined by his wife, Elizabeth, and their daughter Cate at the rally at Dorton Arena on the N.C. State Fairgrounds, Hillsborough Street.

The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Passes will be required but are free. They are available at the Wayne County Democratic Party, 138 N. Center St., or call 587-0027.

Reverse drawing

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce will be the host of a $10,000 reverse drawing at Lane Tree Country Club on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Reverse drawing tickets are on sale. Each $100 ticket will admit two adults for a buffet-style steak dinner, drinks and one chance to win the $10,000 grand prize.

Every ticket purchased gets drawn from the ticket drum during the event, and the last ticket drawn is the grand prize winner. There will be other prizes won throughout the evening.

Tickets can be purchased at these Goldsboro locations: the chamber at 308 N. William St.; Adam's Auto Wash at 334 Spence Ave.; Lane Tree Country Club at 2317 Salem Church Road; Hearne's Jewelers at 1721 E. Ash St.; and Spence Jewelry Repair at 121 S. Berkeley Blvd. For more information, call the chamber at 734-2241.