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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Afternoon storm

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Traffic slows on East Ash Street due to minor flooding in Goldsboro on Tuesday afternoon. For more information see Storm drops 2-4 inches on Wayne County....

Storm drops 2-4 inches on Wayne County

Storm clouds dumped heavy rain on parts of Wayne County Tuesday afternoon, with some areas getting as much as four inches. The rain was heaviest in the central and northern sections of the county, with much of it falling in...

City Hall project half complete

Work on Goldsboro's new City Hall building is about half complete, and the project is moving along despite some delays, said a city official. "We expect it to be finished by mid-February," said Assistant City Manager Tasha Logan."It's about 40...

Cyclist killed in chase

A 26-year-old motorcyclist was killed during a high-speed chase Tuesday night when he tried to elude a Wayne County sheriff's deputy, the Highway Patrol reported. The victim was identified as Jacob Allen Hobbs of 3379 U.S. 117 North. Sheriff Carey...

Patti O'Donoghue steps down after 12 years on job

MOUNT OLIVE -- A reception at the Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce last week to honor its outgoing president and welcome its new one was bittersweet, with local business people saddened by the leaving of Patti O'Donoghue but eager to...

Tournament benefits local community college

KENANSVILLE -- Braving the midsummer heat, 54 teams competed and supported a good cause in the James Sprunt Foundation's 20th annual golf tournament held Aug. 4 at River Landing Country Club in Wallace. The tournament is the foundation's major fundraising...

Memory Walk set for October 15 at park

It used to be that when Anne Paugh would attend health fairs, people would walk briskly past her Alzheimer's awareness booth. Now, she says, many ask for information. Increased awareness of the disease in recent years has led to a...

Teens boost efforts to attract members, to create community network

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County this week launched Reaching Out, a new outreach program to encourage teens in Goldsboro to join the organization now called "The Club." Boys & Girls Club spokesman Sarah Wheeler said the teenage...

Public records

Robbery tries Two women were the victims of attempted holdups Tuesday night, according to Goldsboro police reports. A man displayed a handgun and threatened a woman from Burgaw at the Berkeley Mall parking lot. Cheryl McGregor, who works for a...

Downtown businessman Willie Simmons dies at 89

Willie E. Simmons Sr., one of Goldsboro's most colorful citizens, died on Friday at Wayne Memorial Hospital after collapsing in his home. He was 89. Mr. Simmons and his wife, the late Mamie Clara Jenkins Simmons, moved to Goldsboro in...