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Monday, November 29, 2004

Seeing 'green' in the Christmas trees

News-Argus/Sam Atkins Jimmy Hinson of Teri-Jim's Christmas Trees at Dudley operates one of several Christmas tree farms in Wayne and Duplin counties now open for business. For more information see Wayne Christmas tree farmers expect good sales this holiday...

Wayne ordered to boost scores for 10th grade

Scores on 10th-grade standardized tests have kept Wayne County public schools from making federal requirements for the second year in a row, forcing the school system to shore up reading and math skills in the high schools. Last school year,...

Wayne Christmas tree farmers expect good sales this holiday season

Owners of Christmas tree farms in Wayne and Duplin counties are expecting good sales this year, even with the growing popularity of artificial trees. "Many people want a real tree," said Jimmy Hinson, co-owner of Teri-Jim's Christmas Trees at 350...

Parade week

If you love a parade, this week is for you. There are six parades between Thursday and Saturday in the Wayne County area, four of which are on Saturday. There are also three holiday concerts and the annual production of...

Kidney donor competes in marathon

A year after donating a kidney to his teen-age son, Donnell Hamilton ran in his first marathon. Hamilton, a Goldsboro firefighter, said he has felt great since the transplant and is probably more active than he was before the surgery....

Job program honored

A program to help laid-off workers find jobs in Wayne County has received a high rating and a $6,000 bonus from a regional agency. For the second year in a row, the local Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker...

Bloodmobile

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have a Bloodmobile today from 2:30 to 7 p.m. at Oak Forest Road Church of Christ. Donors will receive a coupon for a free car wash....

Public records

Alert caller helps police arrest teens An alert neighbor's call enabled Goldsboro police on Thursday night to catch two teen-agers inside an apartment in the 900 block of Evergreen Avenue, according to a police report. The caller said she saw...

Towns reach sewer agreement

Mount Olive and Calypso town officials signed an agreement this morning, where the town of Mount Olive will provide daily maintenance on Calypso's sewer system when it goes on line. The two town boards gave their blessings to the agreement...

OPINION -- The ultimate

Leave it to California to come up with the ultimate in political correctness. It happened in the San Francisco Bay suburb of Cupertino. Fifth-grade teacher Steven Williams has been barred from sharing with his American history students any materials that...