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Friday, November 26, 2004

Ready ... set ... shop!!!

News-Argus/Associated Press Shopping was brisk at 6:30 this morning at Target. Hundreds of people were waiting in near-freezing temperatures when the doors opened at 6. For more information see Wayne stores see big crowds on retailers' busiest day....

Wayne stores see big crowds on retailers' busiest day

Steven Bedsole has been employed at Wal-Mart for two and a half years, but this was his first time working the day after Thanksgiving. He said co-workers tried to warn him. "They told me to be prepared for a big...

Best remembered with 100,000 dollar gift to WCC

The family of Karl M. Best has presented the Foundation of Wayne Community College with a $100,000 gift in his memory. The family established the Karl M. Best Agriculture Endowment to provide scholarships for students in the college's agriculture programs....

Zoning talks stick on noise-abatement

Wayne County officials are nearly finished with a proposal to limit development in areas around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base that experience high noise or a potential for accidents. During a work session Tuesday, the county commissioners reached informal agreements...

Residents await judge's annexation decision

The sign says it all: "Waiting for Judge Crow decision." The homemade sign written in blue is beside Salem Church Road in an area the Goldsboro City Council has voted to annex. The decision the residents are awaiting is whether...

County mulls requiring tax pay-off for deed transfers

The Wayne County commissioners have decided to give more thought to making a change in deed transfers. The board has been considering asking the General Assembly for the authority to require that all property taxes be paid before a deed...

Public records

Robbery attempt Two men tried to rob a Goldsboro man after he had given them a ride Wednesday night, the Goldsboro Police Department reports. James Oliver Long Jr., 24, was leaving a club around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday when he was...

Briefly

Swearing-in The Wayne County Board of Education will swear in three returning board members at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the board room of the administrative offices on Royall Avenue. Board members Pete Gurley, Shirley Sims and Thelma Smith won...