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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

In memory of Avery

News-Argus/Phyllis Moore Gena and Joe Hackett leaf through a memory book of daughter Avery given to them by UNC Children's Hospital. The book includes hand and foot prints of their child as well as messages from hospital personnel who...

Woman accused in Toys for Tots theft faces new charges

A woman -- accused of stealing items from a Toys for Tots collection box in Goldsboro -- now faces two felony fraud charges. Kimberly Dawn Crawford Riveros, 33, of Dunn was arrested Monday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and...

Residents oppose concrete plant

Citing concerns about traffic, dust and noise, two citizens urged the Goldsboro City Council on Monday to place stringent requirements on a proposed concrete plant. S&W Ready Mix Co., based in Clinton, submitted a plan for a concrete plant on...

Parents bring gifts to hospital where daughter died

CHAPEL HILL -- While many families get ready for Christmas, Joe and Gena Hackett spent Monday returning to the hospital where, two weeks ago, their 6-year-old daughter died. "This is the first time we've been back," Mrs. Hackett said while...

Director sought for Gateway system

The Goldsboro Wayne Transportation Authority decided Monday to advertise for an executive director instead of an administrator to run the public transit system. The bus and van system, known as Gateway, tried unsuccessfully for two years to hire an executive...

Proffitt's to sell Goldsboro store to Belk

Saks Inc., the corporate owner of Proffitt's, has signed a letter of intent to sell its Goldsboro store to Belk. Julia Bentley with Saks Inc. said the agreement is not yet final and more details will be available within the...

Goldsboro clerk retires, Daw to take her place

Sandra Justice received a standing ovation Monday night from the Goldsboro City Council for all her years of service. Mrs. Justice retires as city clerk at the end of December after working for the city for almost 20 years. Michelle...

Kornegays donate 1 million dollars to MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- The George R. Kornegay Jr. family has donated $1 million to Mount Olive College. The donation will also bring a name to the campus' largest building, College Hall. It will now be named after the late George...

Briefly

Six airmen honored The local Kitty Hawk Flight of the Order of Daedalians bestowed honors upon six airmen from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The Daedalians is an organization for military aviators from all branches of service. This year's winners...

Public records

Man robbed A Goldsboro man was robbed Monday night of about $100, according to a Goldsboro police report. Martin Newsome, 75, told officers that a man entered his home on North John Street, put a silver handgun to his head,...

Neighbors fight Berkeley car lot

Attempts to open another car lot on Berkeley Boulevard met opposition Monday from nearby residents and business owners. The city received a request from Jackson Builders on behalf of Steve Matthews to rezone the southeast corner of North Berkeley Boulevard...