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Friday, August 5, 2005

Suspicious fire

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit A suspicious pre-dawn fire destroyed a vacant wood-frame home today at 1117 Olivia Lane and damaged a home next door. An investigation of the cause of the fire has been turned over to police. Fourteen firefighters answered...

Wayne schools get report cards

North Carolina school report cards are in, with good news for some Wayne County schools and more work ahead for others. Not counting sixth-grade reading scores helped keep Goldsboro High School off the state's sanctions list. Dropping the numbers also...

Sheriff, GPD: County has no gang problem

Wayne County law enforcement authorities say they are concerned about gang activity around the county but that groups here are more "wannabe gangs" than organized rings of criminals. And unwarranted publicity about the possibility of gang activity will only encourage...

Remembering Hiroshima

Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki three days later led to the surrender of the Japanese government on Aug. 15, 1945. Although the plane and...

Red Cross Vial of Life

It's that time of year when the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross is encouraging residents to update their Vial of Life information. And the Red Cross is also urging those who don't participate in the program to...

Public records

Repo man takes the wrong SUV A man came to a woman's home Thursday on Mallard Drive and said he was repossessing her sport utility vehicle, according to a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Tonia Susan Geigher,...

Briefly

Bloodmobile The Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Berkeley Mall. Donors will receive a Red Cross wristband and an Adam's Auto coupon for a free...

Counties debut on state Web site

The region's culture and history are now plugged in as Wayne, Greene, Lenoir and Jones counties make their debut on North Carolina's HomegrownHandmade Web site. The region of Wayne, Greene, Lenoir and Jones counties has been titled "Creeks, Cooking &...

Second Stewfest set

ALBERTSON -- Residents will now not only be able to find something good to read at their new library. In November, there will be stew as well. The library board met in the town's new facility Tuesday. The members' first...