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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

At the shelters

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Maria Tavino eats breakfast with her 12-year-old son, Alfredo Vasquez, and 8-year-old nephew, Anthony Castaneda, at the Spring Creek High School shelter. For more information see Few families there now, but they are ready....

Waltzing Ophelia

NAGS HEAD — Officials urged evacuation as a strengthened Ophelia edged toward North Carolina early Wednesday, while many people in the storm’s path shrugged at the threat of flooding rains and sustained high winds. Many residents and visitors to...

Residents hit stores just in case

Wayne County shoppers were stocking up on goods in preparation for the effects of Hurricane Ophelia, but most were not panicked, nor desperately hunting for that last loaf of bread. Bryant Stocks, manager of the Food Lion on Spence Avenue,...

Few families there now, but they are ready

With Hurricane Ophelia approaching eastern North Carolina, several Wayne County families took refuge in Red Cross shelters as a precaution. The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross opened three shelters at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Spring Creek High...

City is still planning first meeting

The Goldsboro City Council will hold the first of a series of neighborhood meetings Thursday at 6 p.m. The public meeting will be held at 100 S. Kornegay St. The meetings are designed to give residents a chance to address...

Mount Olive has measures ready to stop flooding

MOUNT OLIVE -- Cleo Phillips of Smith Chapel Road in Mount Olive was delighted when she looked out her window this morning and saw only a gentle rain coming down. That was the only effect of Hurricane Ophelia early today...

Public records

Fugitives sought from Wake County Two men who fled from supervised probation in Wake County are being sought by federal and local authorities in Wayne County. Kenneth Ray Edwards, 28, was wanted on charges of failure to register as a...

Paving project begins Thursday along Ash Street

Sections of Ash Street will be closed Thursday evening, marking the start of what officials hope will be no more than a two-week paving project. Beginning Thursday at 6:30 p.m., the blocks of Ash Street between George and William Street...

Two charged in Walnut Creek home break-in

Two people have been arrested and charged in connection with the break-in and the theft of a 900-pound safe, firearms and other property from a home in Walnut Creek. Erik Rubio Fuentes, 24, of Jacksonville was charged Tuesday with breaking...

Arts Council keeps winners a secret

Shhh. It's a secret. The Arts Council of Wayne County is not telling who won prizes in this year's National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition. Not yet, anyway. The answers will be revealed at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, when the doors...