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Monday, November 1, 2004

Art pigs

News-Argus/Dennis Hill The Arts Council of Wayne County displays some of its showpieces from the "When Pigs Fly" fund-raising and public art campaign. The pigs look toward Ash Street in front of the art center. Each was decorated under...

Provisional ballots may delay vote tally

Election Day is Tuesday, but Wayne County voters may not know for a week who won the closest races. At the close of one-stop voting Saturday, the Board of Elections had already collected more than 1,000 provisional ballots, around 5...

Man dies after car hits house on N.C. 55

MOUNT OLIVE -- A 23-year-old man was killed before dawn Saturday when the car that he was driving ran off N.C. 55 and rammed a house, the Highway Patrol said. The driver was identified as Jose Carmen Ramirez-Mendoza of 7962...

Warsaw gets ready for Veterans Day activities

WARSAW -- Elree T. Smith, commander of State Veterans Council and a past state commander of the VFW, will be the main speaker at the memorial service Saturday morning for Warsaw's Veterans Day celebration. Smith, sergeant first class, is a...

MOC schedules alumni weekend

MOUNT OLIVE -- Hundreds of alumni are expected to return to their alma mater Nov. 19 to participate in Mount Olive College's Annual Alumni Homecoming Weekend. The festivities will begin Friday morning at 7:30 with a Business Breakfast Briefing to...

Pigs are party animals at arts council gala

It didn't take long to see what the focus of the Arts Council's gala was Saturday night. As guests arrived at the art center, they saw pig sculptures everywhere. Seven were lined up side-by-side in the front fountain. One awaited...

Tourism office receives grant

The Goldsboro Travel and Tourism Department has received a $2,700 grant from the state to help develop a computer compact disk to use to market the area's attractions. A local match of $900 will be paid by the Tourism Department....

Public records

Driver hits car with bat A driver rammed two parked cars on Vanderbilt Circle, resulting in an estimated $12,000 in damages on Sunday and later was charged by Goldsboro police with numerous offenses. Melvin Joseph Plummer, 28, of East Oak...

OPINION -- The 'special interests'

We hear a lot these days about the "special interest" groups. Almost every political advertisement points the finger at the opposing candidate and labels him or her as the tool of special interests. That's sinister stuff. We can see the...

Correction

A story published Sunday said that Chris West, a candidate for register of deeds, is married to the former Julie Ann Truesdale, who was the county's teacher of the year in 2001. She actually was the county's high school teacher...