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Thursday, July 28, 2005

A cool slide

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Pascalle Adams, 9, and other Fun Bunch summer campers keep cool on the water slide and sprinkler at Herman Park Center Tuesday. Water temperatures in many local pools were even a little higher as the heat index...

Snow cone sales, power usage hit record highs

The heat wave that has swept across eastern North Carolina this week has resulted in record-breaking electric usage, said a power company spokesman today. Mike Hughes, a spokesman for Progress Energy, said the company recorded all-time highs for megawatt hours...

River level OK

Despite the recent stretch of hot, dry weather the Neuse River is at an acceptable level and Goldsboro is not considered to be in a drought, say city officials. "We were listed as being in an abnormally dry area a...

Three bus shelters not up yet

It's taken a longer than expected, but the remaining three bus shelters planned for stops along the Gateway route will soon be erected, said a Gateway official Wednesday. Stephen Wright, executive director of the Goldsboro Wayne Transportation Authority, said eight...

Legislature makes some classrooms sugar-less

A legislative initiative to eliminate soft drink sales at middle schools will not change Wayne County policy, school officials said today. That's because the drinks have already been banned. Lawmakers approved a ban on soft-drink machines in middle schools this...

No area Scouts among heat victims

No Boy Scouts from Wayne, Duplin, Sampson or Johnston counties were among the 300 treated for heat exhaustion at the national Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., on Wednesday, said local Scout officials. The intense heat sent hundreds of Scouts...

Faison's Market Day Festival celebrates town's history

FAISON -- Organizers say vendors are signing up by the dozens for the upcoming Market Day Festival. Those who want to sign up for a booth at the festival can call Lisa Patterson, chairman of the Faison Improvement Group's Market...

GHS gets new band director; plans camp

Goldsboro High School will begin band camp for the 2005-06 marching band season at 9 a.m. Aug. 1 under the direction of new band director, Kirby Hamilton, Jr. Interested students should report to the band room with proof of having...

WATCH program earns grants, records 27,537 patient visits

Wayne Action Team for Community Health, or WATCH, is still going strong after five years of service and this week received $35,000 worth of grants to support its efforts. Dr. Clark Gaither, medical director for WATCH, told its board of...

Public record

Crime of the Week A residential break-in in the 900 block of Mill Road in the Village of Walnut Creek and the theft of an estimated $320,000 worth of property has been selected by Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers as this...

Deputy will retire after 30 years with Duplin

CALYPSO -- Lt. Richard "Peanut" Whitman at the Calypso satellite office retires today after 30 years with the Duplin County Sheriff's Office. His wife, Nona, has planned a retirement service and reception for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Faison Baptist...

Mount Olive mayor files for re-election bid this fall

MOUNT OLIVE -- The only uncontested race in Mount Olive so far is the upcoming battle for the mayor's job. Mount Olive Mayor Ruff Huggins filed for re-election early in the filing period, which closes at noon Aug. 5. He...