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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Shelter

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit City workers Corey Oates and Terry Cox, kneeling, and Ronald Jones, left, and Charley Bass fasten a bus shelter into place behind the Health Department on Simmons Street on Tuesday. For more information see Bus shelter....

Inmate medical bills up $200,000

For almost a year, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office has been paying an average of $340 per month in medical costs -- for one inmate. That prisoner, charged with breaking and entering, is in jail awaiting trial. While he's there,...

Shooting stems from 'bad blood'

Jamaal Rashaud Pearsall died as a result of a shooting that stemmed from "bad blood," between two women, prosecutors said Tuesday as testimony began in a murder trial in Wayne County Superior Court. Dwight Eugene Sloan, 23, of Decoy Drive,...

City bus riders finally get some shelter

Gimme shelter -- at last. The first of Gateway's long-awaited bus shelters was erected Tuesday on Simmons Street, behind the Wayne County Office Building, home of the Social Services and Health departments. Goldsboro city employees dug the foundation and poured...

Volunteers honored

King said it was appropriate to set aside a week to recognize and pay respects to volunteers. "We need to make it more than a week." he said. "It is not just a week; it's a lifetime." A skit featuring...

School lunch prices going up

It wasn't exactly a food fight, but school board members dished about breakfast and lunch prices for students Monday night before approving an increase. Nan Barwick, assistant superintendent for finance, presented the proposal to the board. The district's nutrition program...

Aquatics therapy to be available soon at Family Y

Patients finding traditional physical therapy challenging will soon have another option available to them. "The pool is great medicine to use," says Scott Gibson, director of rehabilitation services at Wayne Memorial Hospital, especially for those who cannot tolerate "land-based therapy."...

Scout helps Salvation Army

Thanks to a Boy Scout's helping hand, residents of the Salvation Army's homeless shelter won't have to stand out in the rain while they wait for the building to open. Garrett Smith, 17, chose to build an outdoor shelter for...

New plan submitted to ease overcrowding in Duplin schools

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin school board is considering another way to relieve overcrowding in the schools. Shueller, Ferris, Lindstrom & Associates shared with board members this week the newest version of the proposed district building plan. The new alignment would...

Wayne man fined for selling sausage

A Walnut Creek man who was charged with six wildlife violations involving the manufacture of deer sausage pleaded guilty Tuesday to two offenses and was fined $500. Joe Cunningham, 67, of Dogwood Trail pleaded guilty in Wayne County District Court...

Mount Olive Crime Watch being formed

MOUNT OLIVE -- Residents of Mount Olive who live between South Center and South Church streets can call the police department at 658-5031 and add their names to a list of people forming a community crime watch in the neighborhood....

Gearino's writing success comes early in the morning

G.D. Gearino has a foolproof way to write a book. But some aspiring novelists won't want to hear it. Get up at 4 a.m. Monday and write 250 words before 6 a.m. Repeat Tuesday. Repeat Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Rest...

Briefly

Home buying, selling seminar set A seminar for people who are considering selling their house or purchasing a home will be held on Tuesday, May 3, at the Wayne County Public Library. The seminar, featuring several speakers involved with the...