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Monday, December 6, 2004

Commissioners sworn in

News-Argus/Dennis Hill The Wayne County commissioners are sworn in to new four-year terms this morning. From left, Jack Best, new member Bud Gray, Atlas Price, J.D. Evans, John Bell, Andy Anderson and Efton Sager. For more information see Commissioners...

Woman says she did not steal from Toys for Tots

The woman charged with misdemeanor larceny after taking $700 worth of toys from the Wal-Mart in Goldsboro said it is all a big misunderstanding and she was just doing what she was told. Kimberly Crawford Riveros, 33, of Dunn says...

Wayne to get hit with higher inspection fees

New inspection regulations that begin next month could have some Wayne County motorists fuming. Beginning in January, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is mandating emission testing in Wayne County on most vehicles newer than 1996 as part of the...

The flight of the butterfly

A Goldsboro butterfly has found its way to Mexico. It was a little more than a year ago when Simonne Cato tagged several monarch butterflies in her backyard as part of a national tracking project. Ms. Cato, director of...

Commissioners choose Evans as chairman

The Wayne County commissioners held their first meeting today with the new board and launched right in to selecting a chairman and vice chairman. The chairman vote went without dissent. The current chairman, J.D. Evans, won the post unanimously. Partisanship,...

Public records

Armed robbery An armed masked man robbed a Hispanic convenience store Sunday night of about $250, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. A clerk at the El Tianguis store at 1484 N.C. 111 South told sheriff's deputies that...

III Century Singers give audience gift

A man and his family were spending Christmas in France, and things were not going well. As they sat in a restaurant surrounded by French and Germans who also were not happy, their mood was changed by an American sailor....

Goldsboro Ballet's 'Nutcracker' keeps getting better

During a party at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Silberhaus (played by Lorenz Falls and Sunnie Harris), there was festive music as people visited, exchanged gifts, enjoyed refreshments and danced. Suddenly, the music stopped, there was a knock at...

Governor's School nominees

Wayne County public schools have announced 24 student nominees for the 2005 Governor's School. The Governor's School of North Carolina is the oldest statewide summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students in the nation. The program is open...

OPINION -- What about moonshine?

The U.S. Supreme Court is wrestling with an interesting case involving production of marijuana to be used for medicinal purposes. Bringing the issue to the nation's highest court were two California women who insist they need marijuana daily to ease...