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Thursday, December 30, 2004

Judge denies 3rd magistrate another term

A third veteran magistrate, R. Allen Jones, was not reappointed for a new term that starts Saturday. Jerry Braswell, the resident Superior Court judge for Wayne County, told the News-Argus on Wednesday night of his decision. The judge earlier had...

City wants extension of bond-sale deadline

The public may get a chance next month to voice opinions on whether Goldsboro should ask the state to extend the life of its sewer bonds. On Tuesday, the City Council plans to set a hearing on extending from seven...

Wayne will retain Winn-Dixie stores

The three Winn-Dixie stores in Wayne County are not included in the group of 156 stores that the company plans to sell or close by the end of April, according to Kathy Lussier, a company spokes-man. As of Oct. 19,...

Wayne residents can help tsunami aid effort

People wanting to help victims of the tsunami may do so through the American Red Cross. The Wayne County Chapter has received several monetary donations already, said Chuck Waller, the director. It will continue taking donations as long as there...

Watch Night services planned

Many churches will usher in the New Year with what is traditionally called a Watch Night service. The typical service begins around 10 and ends with prayer at midnight. It may include songs and a short message. Oftentimes a meal...

Flu shots restrictions loosened

The state has loosened the restrictions on who can receive the flu vaccine. People 50 and older, normally considered high-risk for flu but prevented from getting the vaccine because of the limited supply, will now be considered eligible. State Health...

Public records

Stolen property recovered The Wayne County Sheriff's Office Investigation's Division assisted by the Johnston County Sheriff's Office recovered over $10,000 worth of stolen property that was taken from Wayne County victims. Most of the property has been identified and the...

Briefly

Trapping beavers Ray McDonald, the Mount Olive town manager, says the town has trapped seven or eight beavers lately. He said it's a continuous effort, and they have to keep on top of it. The critters will back up the...

Wayne Country Day students earn AP scholar designation

Six students from Wayne Country Day School have earned the designation of AP Scholar for exceptional achievement on the college-level advanced-placement exams. Students took the exam in May after taking advanced-level courses. Amanda Knutson and Carolyn Ziemer, who is now...