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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Winn-Dixie

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Vira White of Goldsboro loads her groceries this morning after shopping at the Winn-Dixie store on Berkeley Boulevard. She said she's been shopping at the store since it opened. For more information see Three Winn-Dixies slated to...

Schools want 801,000 dollars for supplements

The superintendent of the Wayne County School System asked county commissioners Tuesday to release $801,000 from the county's budget so the money can be used to keep a 6.5 percent teacher pay supplement. School officials maintain they had an agreement...

Three Winn-Dixies slated to close in county

The closing of three Winn-Dixie grocery stores in Wayne County will put more than 200 people out of work, said company officials. The supermarket chain announced Tuesday that it plans to shut down more than a third of its stores...

Witnesses in Lane trial describe scene

Witnesses in the first-degree murder trial of Eric Lane said they saw an unidentified man at the Airport Road bridge over Nahunta Creek on the evening that 5-year-old Precious Whitfield was reported missing. The girl's body was found in the...

Juror tells judge she heard talk about case

The first-degree murder trial of Eric Lane -- already halted twice in the last seven months -- took another bizarre twist on Tuesday. A juror told Judge Gary Trawick that someone had ap-proached her at a sandwich shop during the...

Group named to plan Community Building

The Goldsboro City Council chose a group Monday to begin planning for a new Community Building on South Center Street. The 12-member committee will try to develop a proposal that would be palatable to all the possible partners -- the...

Fremont seeks money to pay its sewer bill

FREMONT -- The Fremont town board put off approving a budget for another week so it can find enough money to pay Goldsboro for its sewer bill. Town Administrator Kerry McDuffie has proposed a budget for 2005-06 that maintains the...

Public records

Man wanted for failure to register A 55-year-old man is wanted by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and state authorities on a felony charge of failure to register as a sex offender. West George Washington West was described as white,...

Results for local contestants in state Special Olympics given

Special Olympics Wayne County athletes participated in the state games in Raleigh recently, competing in aquatics as well as track and field events. Aquatics team members and their honors included: *Jenifer Cruz -- bronze 25m backstroke, gold 50 m backstroke,...

Hearing will be held on rezoning request in the protection zone

The public will get a chance to comment Aug. 2 on a request to rezone a 1.64 acre parcel of land in the county's protection zone around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Wayne County commissioners approved an ordinance in March...

McCullouch receives Lifetime Career Leadership award

The N.C. Council of Community Programs recently presented Floyd McCullouch its Lifetime Career Leadership award for his work on behalf of the mentally ill. "His stature and actions have been demonstrated through a long and successful career in helping others...

Snow Hill holding Independence Day parade on July 2

The Snow Hill Parade Committee will sponsor the town's annual Independence Day parade at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 2, with lineup at 10:15 a.m. beside the Horton-Crutchfield office in downtown Snow Hill. Prizes will go to the most patriotic...

Former Spring Creek student drowns

A former Spring Creek High School student drowned last week near his home in Hampton, Va. Joseph "Joey" Hamilton, 18, drowned June 13 while swimming with friends at a private pond. Funeral services were held Friday. He was the son...

Duplin officials approve

WARSAW -- Duplin County commissioners approved a county budget Monday night for 2005-06 that does not increase the current property tax rate of 77 cents per $100 worth of property. The vote was unanimous. Commissioner Chairman Reginald Wells said developing...

Bank in Kenansville robbed

KENANSVILLE -- A man robbed the Bank of America Tuesday. Kenansville police Chief Mike Webster said he hopes to catch the man today. The robber was described as black and slender. He was wearing white tennis shoes. He entered at...

Water rescue team earns honors for work

Two Wayne County fire departments are getting the job done in the water and on land. Members of Arrington and Mar-Mac Volunteer Fire Departments, as well as the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, make up the Arr-Mac Water Response Team. That...