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Monday, January 24, 2005

Last picture show

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit The sign this morning tells the story. The United Artist Theaters on Berkeley Boulevard showed movies for the last time Sunday, according to a spokesman for the theater. The four-screen complex was opened in 1983....

Huffman takes oath as new city manager

Goldsboro's new city manager was sworn into office this morning and welcomed by city staff, residents and local officials. Joe Huffman took the oath administered by District Court Judge Rose Williams. "I'm excited about being here, and I appreciate the...

Group says Wayne residents get off light on taxes

Goldsboro residents pay some of the lowest local taxes and fees of any in North Carolina's largest cities, a new report says. Wayne County also charges its residents less than average, according to "By the Numbers 2005: What Government Costs...

Food addiction will be focus of WATCH health program

Wayne Action Teams for Community Health (WATCH) and its Substance Abuse Task Force will launch a weight-and-exercise management program next week. The program will target food addiction and breaking patterns of unhealthy behavior. The first meeting will be held on...

Chamber leadership class tours schools

The Leadership Wayne County class held its annual "Education Day" Friday. In the morning, class members divided up to tour Tommy's Road Elementary, North Drive Elementary, Eastern Wayne Elementary, Greenwood Junior High and Dillard Middle School. Many volunteered in classrooms....

Public records

Armed robbery A 27-year-old man said he was robbed Sunday night by two armed men at Pikeville-Princeton Road and N.C. 581, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. Tremayne Prescott Coley of Four Oaks told deputies that he had...

Wayne Community holding free seminar on increasing sales

The Business and Industry Center of Wayne Community College will offer a free seminar next month on successful sales strategies. "Time-Tested Ways To Increase Sales" will be held on Thursday, starting Feb. 17, from 1-4 p.m. in Room 145 of...

OPINION -- Musical mutilation

Several years ago there was some discussion about changing the National Anthem. If I remember correctly, the respected Walter Cronkite entered the debate, suggesting that The Star-spangled Banner was "unsingable." The late Congressman Walter Jones Sr., who favored sticking with...