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Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Voices raised in song

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Students from Meadow Lane Elementary School perform during the first of two Wayne County Schools' Choral Showcases at Dillard Middle School on Tuesday night. Other schools featured included Spring Creek Elementary, Spring Creek High, Greenwood Middle, Eastern...

Retailers see strong sales for holidays

Goldsboro retailers say they are still seeing strong sales even after the holiday rush on Friday. Chad Deselms, manager on duty at the Target at 1204 Sunburst Drive, said there was a slight increase in sales over last year for...

NAACP, Clergy group want input on proposed school committee

Concerned Clergy and the Wayne County NAACP applauded a proposal by the county commissioners to address racial imbalance and school building projects, but say they are cautiously optimistic about the outcome. A public meeting is being planned for later this...

Charis Prep approved as a school

With the school year nearly half over, a private school that was shut down in September by Goldsboro building inspectors has been cleared to operate. Charis Prep was established over the summer and operates at Abundant Life Fellowship on Sheridan...

Group seeks to memorialize canine military service

PIKEVILLE -- U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones has informally agreed to help veterans establish a monument in Washington, D.C., for military dogs. Jones met Tuesday morning at the Pikeville Masons Lodge with representatives of the National War Dog Memorial Fund...

Public records

Two people shot Two men were shot in separate assaults, according to Goldsboro police reports. Eddie Louis Carraway, 50, of Effingham, S.C., was wounded at about 1 this morning at the Wayne Motel at 801 W. Grantham St., police said....

Host families sought for students

The STS Foundation is seeking host families in northern Duplin County for a foreign exchange student. The foundation, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., has students who hope to attend North Duplin High School beginning in January. One of the students is...

Raper gives retirement speech

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College students gathered Tuesday in Rodgers Chapel to hear Dr. Burkette Raper give his final address before retirement. Raper officially retired Tuesday from the college. Ten years ago, he turned over the reins as president...

Briefly

Phone scam Richard Hinnant didn't get $50,000 mailed to him. On the other hand, he didn't get his bank account emptied, either. Hinnant, who lives in Goldsboro, got a phone call the other night from a man with a foreign...