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Tuesday, January 4, 2005

Going out of business

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Ralph Casey, rear, and his wife, Lena, left, in their store on their final day of business Friday. With them are their daughter, Teresa Thompson, standing, their granddaughter Nita Thompson, seated, and their great-granddaughter, Ricki Lane. For...

Judge to tell city to redo annexation

Goldsboro will have to start over again in its efforts to annex a portion of Wayne County, according to a decision by a Superior Court judge. The Wayne County Clerk of Court's office notified the lawyers in the annexation lawsuit...

Bank robber caught, say police

A 31-year-old man from Greensboro was arrested Monday by Goldsboro police and charged with Friday's robbery of The Little Bank downtown. Brian Jermaine Smith was charged with common-law robbery, a holdup without the use of a weapon. The robber had...

One of the last store of its kind closes

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Ralph Casey's Grocery and Auto Parts store is a piece of living history every day the door stays open. People have told the family there are no more small country stores like the one they have on...

States economic outlook is bright, say officials

RALEIGH -- The outlook for North Carolina's economy in 2005 is bright, except for the 10,000 to 15,000 textile jobs that are expected to be lost. That was the message Monday at a state economic forum. The job loss in...

Accused killer asks for and gets 4,000 pages of evidence

Eric Glenn Lane, who is accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering a 5-year-old girl more than two years ago, now wants a copy of the 4,000 pages of evidence that the state has accumulated. The new judge assigned to hear...

N.C. Railroad plans to repair downtown warehouse

The N.C. Railroad Co. plans to repair a historic warehouse in downtown Goldsboro and put it back to work. The railroad will spend more than $100,000 to repair the roof of the warehouse and make other repairs, President Scott Saylor...

Public records

Man wounded A Goldsboro man was shot Monday night as he stood on Sherrod Court near Alabama Avenue, according to a Goldsboro police report. Deandre Javan McCall, 21, of Sherrod Court was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital, where he was...

Briefly

Hispanic Christmas celebration A "Three Kings Day Festival" is planned for Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Old Waynesborough Village. Willie Cartagena of the Hispanic Community Development Center, which sponsors the event, said the festival reflects the Hispanic...

Calypso commissioner angry over Wayne stoplight

CALYPSO -- Rubylene Lambert is back on the town board, and she's irate that U.S. 117 South in Wayne County got a traffic light, and a deadly intersection near her town didn't. Mayor Tom Reaves called her to come to...

Princeton gets peek at new town hall

PRINCETON -- A drawing of a proposed $761,000 Town Hall was unveiled to replace an outdated building that was called an eyesore and an embarrassment to Princeton. The Princeton town board approved an application in December to seek a federal...

Duplin cuts rescue squads' contributions

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County commissioners have cut the monthly contribution to volunteer rescue squads in half. The volunteer squads used to receive almost $850 from the county each month. After the commissioners' vote Monday morning, each of the seven...

Pikeville unveils veterans memorial design

PIKEVILLE -- The town board viewed a drawing Monday of what a proposed veterans memorial would look like. But it has not decided where in town it will go. Dennis Lewis, resident, developed the idea for the memorial and said...