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By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on December 10, 2004 1:58 PM

Manager vote

The Goldsboro City Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday to vote on the final candidate for the city manager position.

City Manager Richard Slozak announced in June that he would retire after working for the city for more than 30 years. The council then hired the Mercer Group to help it find a new manager.

Last month the board interviewed five out of the 87 applicants for the job. The council will meet at 8:15 a.m. in council chambers in City Hall.

Bob Jones visit

Dr. Bob Jones, president of Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., will be speaking Sunday in Wayne County.

His first stop will be at Grace Baptist Church, 1715 Royall Ave., at 11 a.m.

Then at 3 p.m. he will speak at Trinity Baptist Church at 136 Aulander Road, five miles west of Goldsboro on U.S. 70.

Jones has been outspoken in his religious beliefs, some of which have been controversial. President Bush was criticized for speaking at the university when he was a candidate for president in 2000. At the time the university banned interracial dating. It has since lifted the ban.

Looking for space

Women's Outreach, which operates the Treasure Hut thrift store on Wayne Memorial Drive, has to be out of its current location by Dec. 31. It's lease has ended.

Susan Davis, director, said the group needs a new location where it can either open a thrift store or use as warehouse space. Anyone having space to rent should call 734-0047.

The Treasure Hut will have a moonlight madness sale Dec. 17 and will be open until midnight. Ms. Davis said everything in the store will be on sale.

Base to receive money

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will receive a $23,500 donation to help families of military personnel who are deployed.

Representatives from Wayne County automobile dealerships and the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association will present a check Monday for $23,500 to Col. Mike Holmes, 4th Fighter Wing commander at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

The donation is part of the Support Our Troops initiative and will be used for programs conducted by the Military Family Assistance Group, which is directed by the base Family Support Center.

Seven Springs events

The public is invited to the River House in Seven Springs this weekend to celebrate Christmas the way it was celebrated in 1862 and to participate in a Civil War memorial service.

The events begin Saturday at 6 p.m. with a Christmas carol sing-along beside a campfire at the River House at 100 Main St. in Seven Springs. The caroling will be led by Paige and Liz Dawson of Seven Springs.

Living history presentations will be held throughout the night at Civil War encampments behind the River House, with the Andrews Battery of Goldsboro and the 27th N.C. Infantry. Other presentations will be made at the Seven Springs Museum.

At 2 p.m. on Sunday, the town will observe the 142nd anniversary of the Battle of Whitehall with a memorial service. This will be the town's third memorial service held to commemorate the battle.

The public is welcome, and refreshments will be served after the service. The 1862 Christmas is sponsored by the Seven Springs Area Historical Society and the Andrews Battery Civil War Historical Association.


The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a Bloodmobile on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fremont Free Will Baptist Church. Donors will receive a coupon for a free car wash.