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Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Going, going, gone

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Crews were working early today to demolish the old Farmers' Market on South Center Street. City officials determined the buildings at the site to be in such poor condition that they should not be used. City officials...

Counties reach agreement on Eastpointe funding

The Eastpointe Board of Directors voted Tuesday to free up some funds so that Duplin and Sampson counties can pay their fair share of mental health services. Eastpointe is the organization that provides public services for people with mental health...

No jury firm yet in trial

Prosecutors in the Eric Lane murder trial said they hoped to have 12 potential jurors and three alternates picked by the end of court today. The defendant will then have a chance to question the jurors himself. Lane, 33, is...

Cardholders meet local businesses

The halls of Goldsboro Country Club were packed again Tuesday for the Seymour Johnson Purchase Cardholder Trade Show. The show was a chance for purchase cardholders to see what Wayne County and North Carolina businesses have to offer. Cardholders purchase...

Public records

House fire A home at 409 Creech St. was heavily damaged Tuesday in a fire caused by unattended cooking, a Goldsboro fire official said. No injuries were reported at the Dora Gardner home. When 12 firefighters arrived minutes after the...

Eastern Wayne High School one of top schools in nation

From staff reports Eastern Wayne High School has been named one of the top schools in the nation for having successful high school practices and policies in its educational program. Selected by the Council of Chief State School Officers and...

Briefly Memorial Day

Memorial Day ceremony The Wayne County Veterans and Patriots Coalition will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday May 30 at the Wayne Community College Auditorium. The guest speaker will be Col. Leonard T. Coleman, 4th Mission...

Rotary Memorial Garden

A splash of colors and a canopy of green will define the two memorials at Wayne Community College in a couple years. They are baby trees and bushes now. Goldsboro Rotarians have built a memorial garden and dedicated it Tuesday...

Red Cross hires new blood services director

Samia Garner is the new blood services director for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross. She started May 2. Her duties will include scheduling blood drives, educating blood drive sponsors and working with blood donors. The 47-year-old...

Gateway buses to become rolling billboards

Gateway's buses and vans will become billboards on wheels, starting this summer. The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority agreed this week to allow a company to sell advertising on its vehicles. The contract has yet to be finalized, but ads could appear...

Authors to speak at library

Two N.C. authors will be at the Wayne County Public Library Thursday night for a talk and book signing. Diane Wolfe and Jonathan Farlow will speak at 7 p.m. in the Gertrude Weil Auditorium at the library, 1001 E. Ash...

101-year-old woman hopes to be longest-living member of family

At 101 years old, Ada Minshew is still hoping to be the longest living member of her family. A sister lived to be 102. Mrs. Minshew, whose birthday was May 10, may well overtake her sister next year. She said...