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Thursday, December 9, 2004

Skiing Santa

News-Argus/Dennis Hill A skiing Santa helps light up the yard of Fannie Amos and her brother Frank at 843 Church of God Road on Wednesday night. Hundreds of front yards around Wayne County become luminous spectacles this time of...

Council cleared to move forward on new City Hall

Goldsboro received the green light Wednesday from the N.C. Local Government Commission to begin building the first phase of the new city hall. The commission approves the issuance of debt for local government. Last week the city opened seven sealed...

Cities must embrace change, DGDC speaker says

It's great to have plans for revitalizing downtown, but it's even better to implement those plans. That's the message Merrick Malone presented Wednesday at the Paramount Theater to an audience of civic and political leaders. Malone, a developer and lawyer,...

Wayne and Duplin roads receive poor ratings in report

Duplin County ranks among the worst N.C. counties for deteriorating road conditions and Wayne County is nearly as bad, a report released Wednesday says. Duplin County has nearly 210 miles of state roads that need repairs or repaving, according to...

Weekend events set to bring hoiday cheer

If last week's parades didn't get you in the Christmas spirit, there are plenty of activities this weekend that should melt the heart of the coldest of Scrooges. The Old Waynesborough Commission presents "Christmas in the Village" on Saturday. Also...

Empty Stocking Fund can meet your gift-giving needs

Having trouble finding a Christmas gift for that person on your list who has everything? Want to remember someone who made Christmases past special? Need to recognize someone who helped make 2004 a good year for you? A gift to...

Atlanta jet service to begin at Global TransPark

KINSTON -- The N.C. Global TransPark's airport terminal will be the site of new jet service between Kinston and Atlanta beginning April 1, according to an announcement made today by Delta Airlines. Initial plans call for three incoming and three...

New equipment helps find, fight city fire

The Goldsboro Fire Department's new thermal imaging camera went a long way Wednesday night in minimizing damage in a house fire. "It helped us tremendously," Assistant Fire Chief Gary Whaley said. The camera pinpointed the location of a fire at...

Public records

Burglar steals woman's purse An elderly woman heard a knock on her door Wednesday night, and when she answered it, a man barged into her home, stole her pocketbook and fled, according to a Goldsboro police report. The resident, Hazel...

Duplin hires new Emergency Services director

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County has a new director of emergency services. Craig Forlines started Nov. 23. He will commute from Grifton until he sells his house and moves to Duplin. He replaces Dorothy Cavenaugh, who retired. When asked why he...

Lane gets second lawyer

Eric Glenn Lane, charged with kidnapping, raping and murdering a 5-year-old girl more than two years ago, will be assisted by two standby lawyers in next year's trial in Wayne County Superior Court. Judge Jerry Braswell of Goldsboro ordered that...

Meadow Lane students mourn for classmate

The 6-year-old daughter of recent school board candidate Joseph Hackett is on life support awaiting recipients to receive her organs, according to school officials. Avery Jamison Hackett, a first-grader at Meadow Lane Elementary School, was taken to UNC hospital in...

1914 map shows street designs

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Town officials have discovered a 1914 map that shows street designs for the hill above town. Ninety years later, the board is making plans to develop those streets. Town Commissioner Danny Carter discovered the map at the...