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Monday, February 7, 2005

Colorful catfish

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit The catfish was built by several art teachers. They include, from left, front row, Donna Moerie, Karen Helms, Betty Jo Godbey; second row, Bernadette Hamilton, Martha Kornegay and Beth Hill. For more information see Head-turning fish fills...

Head-turning fish fills Arts Center fountain

"Fish-ing season" begins today, and if you need any proof, check out the fountain in front of the Arts Center on Ash Street. A massive, multicolored catfish surfaced in the pool Sunday, just in time for tonight's opening reception for...

Food pantry runs on handouts and discounts

MOUNT OLIVE -- Annie Gains saw pecan shells on the porch floor as she walked up the steps to take food to a friend. "Me and my young 'uns didn't have anything to eat yesterday but pecans and water," said...

Circuit City won't open at Berkeley Commons

Circuit City will not open a store at Goldsboro's Berkeley Commons as had been planned, says developer Connell Radcliff. Radcliff, a principal of 1st Carolina Properties, said he hoped another tenant would take the space that Circuit City would have...

Band of Oz will kick of '05 Center Street Jam series

If summertime is calling you, go ahead and mark your calendar now for Center Street Jam's 2005 schedule. Perennial favorite The Band of Oz kicks off the festivities Thursday, May 25, and the season ends with The Embers on Thursday,...

Wayne man, Chris Miller, dies in wreck

MOUNT OLIVE -- A 31-year-old airline pilot was killed before dawn Sunday in a single-car wreck on Country Club Road near Mount Olive, according to Highway Patrol reports. The victim, identified as John Christopher "Chris" Miller of 470 Baker's Chapel...

Opinion : Freedom from religion

Two of my good friends and favorite legislators had something of a head-on collision last week. Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand ordered removal of Bibles, hymnals and a cross from the chapel in the Legislative Building. Shortly thereafter, Marc Basnight,...

Treatment of disabled and mentally ill will change under state reform

New state mental health laws will change the treatment of disabled and mentally ill people by using more community-based resources and less institutionalized care. That's what Michael Moseley, the Director of the Division of Mental Health Substance Abuse Services for...

Albertson Fox Hunt scheduled for Feb. 19

ALBERTSON -- The 20th annual Washington's Day Fox Hunt will be held Feb. 19. The all day event begins with a memorial service at 7 a.m. at the Albertson Ruitan Community Building on N.C. 111 just before it separates as...

Public records

2 homes, shed damaged in fires Unattended cooking was blamed for two fires that caused about $17,000 in damages in homes in Goldsboro, fire officials said today. No one was injured. A stove was left on accidentally before dawn today...

Bloodmobile

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Tuesday from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at the chapter house, 600 N. George St., by appointment only by calling 735-7201....

Wal-Mart closed

The Wal-Mart in Goldsboro closed Sunday evening and remained closed as of 1:30 p.m. Monday due to electrical problems. No time was given for the store to re-open. For more information, call the store at (919) 778-3324....