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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Hickory Forge

News-Argus/Bonnie Edwards Andy Anderson stands in front of Hickory Forge, a late-1800s village he built in his spare time next to his transmission shop on Dollard Town Road. For more information see Man invites county to return to the...

Goldsboro hires city manager from Laurinburg

Goldsboro's new city manager is from North Carolina, beating out candidates from Florida, Virginia and New Hampshire. After interviewing five candidates for the position of city manager last month, the Goldsboro City Council voted unanimously today to offer the job...

Man invites county to return to the 1800s

A Wayne County man will return to the 19th century this weekend and has invited the public to come watch. Andy Anderson has turned his farm into a historic village. And he is opening it to the public for free...

Stocking Fund still needs $7,500

Take a minute to read today's Empty Stocking Fund contribution list. Chances are your name or that of a friend or relative is among the donors or those honored. Then take another minute to make a contribution toward the $7,569...

County's vote keeps Cayton bypass moving

The Johnston County commissioners have cleared a potential roadblock to the construction of U.S. 70's Clayton bypass. The county board voted Monday night to increase buffers around Little Creek in a 4,000-acre area south of Clayton. Development had been prohibited...

Hospital plans $1 million revamp

A $1 million renovation project was introduced to the board of directors at Wayne Memorial Hospital this morning to move various administrative offices. "There are a number of reasons for these kinds of things taking place," said Ken Gerrard of...

Car dealers' fund-drive boosts programs for military families

The Family Support Center at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base received $25,000 to assist families of deployed airmen. Representatives from Wayne County automobile dealerships and the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association presented a check Monday to Col. Mike Holmes, 4th...

Kinston Proffitt's to sell to Belk

KINSTON -- Proffitt's department store at the Vernon Park Mall in Kinston will close in February, the Kinston Free Press reported today. The lease for the Kinston Proffitt's, as well as leases for stores in Greenville, Goldsboro and Rocky Mount,...

Judge, D.A. testify in tainted-jury case

A judge, the district attorney and former jurors testified Monday in the case of a man who is accused of causing the jury in a murder trial to be disbanded. Wayne C. Harrison, 71, of Pikeville is charged with making...

Public records

Ex-patrol sergeant charged with DWI The retired first sergeant of the Highway Patrol's Wayne County District has been charged with driving while impaired. John Douglas Booth, 58, of Trappers Run Drive was stopped at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday by Highway...

Briefly

MOC graduation Mount Olive College's 51st fall commencement will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in College Hall. About 315 students will graduate. The speaker will be Dr. Donald Ribeiro, a Greenville physician, a Free Will Baptist minister and trustee...

Entrepreneur class

The Business and Industry Center of Wayne Community College will offer the free "Start and Grow Your Business with Advice and a Loan" course on Tuesdays, Jan. 11 through March 8. It will be held evenings from 6 to 8...

College grant

MOUNT OLIVE -- The N.C. Rural Center has approved a $250,000 grant for the town of Mount Olive to provide water and sewer service to the college. The 50/50 grant requires a $250,000 local match and will be used to...

Keeping it Clean -- Wayne's newest farm agent fights river pollution

Wayne County's newest extension agent is trying to reduce the amount of pollutants entering streams in eastern North Carolina. Dwane Jones became the assistant area specialized agent for environmental education in July for Wayne, Greene, Pitt, Lenoir and surrounding counties....

It's about to get cold, so here are some winter tips

With Christmas almost here, most people's thoughts are on the holidays, not winter weather preparations. But along with the holidays comes winter weather, sometimes with harsh conditions. Earlier this year in February, Wayne County was blanketed with more than five...