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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

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News-Argus/Dennis Hill Not much in nature is more beautiful than a pink flamingo, and some people like to stake artificial ones in their yards to pretty the place up. On the other hand, some don't. But, as with Barbara...

Hospital expects to add 53 jobs in coming year

The new chief financial officer at Wayne Memorial Hospital says she sees a healthy growth spurt for the hospital in 2005, with 53 new jobs to be added. Becky Craig has replaced Micheal Lucas, who retired. She said the ground...

Grant sought to buy land near base

The Goldsboro City Council voted Monday to apply for a $6 million grant that would restore acres of wetlands and protect the base from development. In July, the city and county were approved to receive a $1.7 million grant from...

Two Goldsboro High students nominated for national award

Two Goldsboro High School students have been nominated for the national Wendy's High School Heisman Award. Presented in conjunction with the collegiate Heisman Trophy, it honors the high school seniors who best exemplify the combination of citizenship, scholastics and athletics....

City to get bus riders out of the weather

The Goldsboro Wayne Transportation Authority voted Monday to buy up to 12 bus shelters from a Michigan company. They will be used by the patrons of the Gateway bus system. A need for shelters at various bus stops has been...

Toddler dies from gunshot

A 2-year-old boy was shot and killed Saturday night in his home on South Best Street, Goldsboro police said today. Police Sgt. David Kelly would not identify either the victim or the shooter who is believed to be a juvenile....

Flu clinic

Wayne County Health Director James Roosen said that in the first hour of today's flu clinic, 130 of the 600 doses had been given. Roosen said he expected the supply would be out by day's end. The vaccines were being...

Soldiering, then and now, compared

When Matt Marino and Dominic N. Pietrangelo of Goldsboro got together recently they talked about wars -- the war in Iraq, which Marino is in, and the Revolutionary War, which Pietrangelo re-enacts. Specialist Marino with the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry...

Briefly

$41,000 to fight crime The annual Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers telethon raised $40,712 over the weekend. The agency's law-enforcement coordinator, Sgt. Dot Ardes, said the total was about $10,000 more than last year. "Everyone worked hard and did a wonderful...

Thoroughfare VFD gets better improves rating

For the first time since it was established in the early 1980s, the Thoroughfare Volunteer Fire Department has earned an insurance rating better than the minimum. The result may be a savings of 15 to 20 percent next year in...

Public records

Man gets life for killing grandmother KENANSVILLE -- A 30-year-old man was sentenced Monday in Duplin County Superior Court to life in prison after pleading guilty to the stabbing death of his grandmother. James Christopher Miller was charged with the...

Planning ordinance to be reviewed

After more than a year, the Goldsboro City Council will soon be ready to hear comments about the proposed zoning ordinance from the public. Goldsboro council members spent almost two hours Monday reviewing the latest changes to the document. Planning...

Adding barbecue to Feast in the East worked well

Adding its annual pig cook-off to Feast in the East activities worked well for the Arts Council of Wayne County. A profit of more than $4,000 was made from the barbecue meals the organization sold. The Arts Council's board of...