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Monday, October 10, 2005

New City Hall building

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Officials say construction of the new City Hall building is expected to be completed by February 2006. After that, work will begin on renovating the current City Hall. For more information see City Hall construction on schedule...

City Hall construction on schedule for 2006

Work on the new City Hall building at the corner of Center and Mulberrry streets is on schedule, city officials said today. Assistant City Manager Tasha Logan said construction of the $4.6 million structure should be finished in mid-February. The...

Center offers glimpse at mission

Dr. Frank Farrell, director at O'Berry Center since July 1, said he was taken aback by a TV journalist's reaction during a tour of the facility recently. He said the man had an image of what mental health hospitals were...

Fair could still pay bills after wet weekend

Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Director Milton Ingram said crowds were sparse after Saturday's rains on the last night of the fair. As bills begin roll in, Ingram said he hopes the fair will be able to break even. "We had...

Hockey players show disability is no handicap

They crashed the boards and shot the puck. They faced off and made great saves. And they did it in wheelchairs. Saturday night, the Carolina Fury PowerHockey team took the floor at Charles B. Aycock High School to face a...

Opinion -- And Say, 'Thank You'

Sometime back, I did an editorial commenting on the Shriners hospitals that have treated upwards of a million crippled children suffering from birth defects, from injuries suffered in accidents and from severe burns Those hospitals also have attracted and provided...

Public records

Assaults Three people were injured in separate weekend assaults, according to Goldsboro police reports. Otavis McKinney, 17, of South Andrews Avenue was shot in the leg at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1200 block of Olivia Lane. Police said...

Community Watch program being formed in Faison

FAISON -- Faison residents are being urged to join a Crime Watch program that law enforcement officers say will make their community a safer place. Criminals target small towns with limited law enforcement staff, said Duplin County Sheriff's Deputy Eric...

Wine-Sky to perform at Mayor's Committee annual luncheon

Ross Wine-Sky will entertain at the Goldsboro Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities awards' luncheon. The annual event will be held Friday, Oct. 21, at noon at the Goldsboro Country Club. Tickets will be $12 at the door. Advance tickets...

Information sessions for 50-and-over population scheduled

A series of informative sessions for people age 50 and older will be held beginning Thursday. They are sponsored by Services on Aging, the city of Goldsboro, the county of Wayne, Volunteer Wayne/RSVP, WAGES older adult division, Wayne County Public...