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Monday, February 21, 2005

After the fire

Bobby Williams The ruins of the theater can be seen from the roof of the Waynesborough House across the street. For more information see Chief says entire block was in danger....

Chief says entire block was in danger

"We had the potential to lose the whole block," Fire Chief Bobby Greenfield said today. That's how he summed up Saturday's predawn fire that destroyed the 123-year-old Paramount Theater at 139 S. Center St. and threatened adjoining businesses. "You have...

Fairy dust survives devastating fire

In the musical "Peter Pan," fairy dust creates a magic that allows children to fly. In the Stagestruck warehouse, which, like the Paramount Theatre, was destroyed by fire Saturday morning, was a hole in the wall. Just inside that hole...

County seeks releif from Medicaid expense

The Wayne County commissioners are asking for relief. They want the General Assembly to remove some of the burden of Medicaid expenses. The county pays $6.7 million, or eight percent of its budget, for the treatment of people who are...

Campaigns for Kids helps find families for older children

"Love is like the tide; it always returns," Amanda reads from a spiral notebook filled with her poems and one-liners. The pretty teenager is at St. Paul United Methodist Church on Friday to be interviewed and photographed by a team...

Opinion: Paramount memories

The burning of Paramount Theatre in Downtown Goldsboro brought more tears than those shed by the smoke-filled eyes of our good firefighters who tried to save the historic structure. Memories of many were recorded in Sunday's News-Argus. And surely tears...

Man shot to death at Waffle House

A 33-year-old Goldsboro man was fatally shot Saturday, and Goldsboro police are looking for a suspect. The victim was identified as Lashonnie Maurice Howell of 1902-B John Court. Howell was shot several times at about 3:30 a.m. in the parking...

Public records

Burglary A Goldsboro woman returned home Sunday morning from work and found that her living room and dining room furniture had been stolen, according to a Goldsboro police report. Lisa Suggs of West Lockhaven Drive said a sectional sofa, a...

Street closing would add to park land

The city of Goldsboro could gain some additional park land near Stoney Creek if it closes three road sections as proposed. The city may expand its recreational area at Stoney Creek, off Ash Street, with land acquired during its flood-buyout...

Best Station community celebrates its unique history

Residents and former residents of the Best Station community gathered Saturday to celebrate their unique history. Although only a couple of dozen people call the eastern Wayne County crossroads community home, about 80 attended the festivities. A ceremony was held...