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Monday, October 31, 2005

Fall Festival

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Rhyme University celebrated a Fall Festival today with all the students in costume going from class to class where they were given a goodie. Pictured above left to right are Michael James, Hailey Newell, Zachery Copeland, Colin...

Fundraising planned for Paramount

It has been nearly seven months since the Paramount Theater burned down, and many city residents still don't know much about plans to rebuild Goldsboro's historic building. Timothy Lanton, 36, remembers the sights and smells of the February fire and...

Vets say testing will stop bird flu

Local poultry producers are keeping an eye on the avian influenza virus that is spreading across the world, but they are confident screening processes used in this country will keep the disease from infecting flocks here. But that doesn't mean...

Prepare to be scared, or maybe not ...

The popularity of the most recent Star Wars movie has many young trick-or-treaters planning to hit the streets tonight dressed as characters from the film. Target store manager Holly McGlaughon said children have sought out Halloween costumes based on "Star...

More tenants on way for shopping center

The tenants keep coming for Goldsboro's Berkeley Commons shopping center. Developer Connell Radcliff of 1st Carolina Properties said Old Navy is scheduled to open on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Rack Room Shoes and rue 21, a clothing store geared toward teens,...

Long hours, new system makes finding rescue volunteers tough

Some of the rescue volunteers in Wayne and Duplin counties disagree about what's causing their rosters to reach an all-time low. "Come volunteer and spend two nights a week training and give up all your nights and weekends," one volunteer...

Mount Olive bag plant buys out competitor

MOUNT OLIVE -- The manaager of the Hilex Poly plant in Mount Olive said her company has purchased its closest competitor. Kim Bowers said Hilex Poly bought out Vanguard Plastics. The acquisition makes Hilex Poly the largest plastic bag manufacturing...

Pets compete in costume contest

There was the dapper cowboy lizard, the Chesapeake Bay retriever dressed from head to tail in a pink elephant costume, and so many more animals, all of whom competed in Saturday's pet costume contest co-sponsored by Pet Supplies "Plus" and...

Wayne schools observe Make a Difference Day

For this year's "Make a Difference Day," students, teachers and administrators in Wayne County Public Schools did their part to help those who can't help themselves. The USA Weekend Magazine's annual event was held Saturday, Oct. 22. The weekly magazine...

Public records

5 hurt in wrecks Five people were injured and damages were estimated at $42,500 in six recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported. *A driver was injured and both cars were demolished in a collision at 11:50 a.m. Sunday...

Photo contest venue changed to Billie's

The location for the Arts Council of Wayne County's Thursday photo contest has been changed. Originally scheduled to be held at the old firehouse on Ash Street, it will now take place in front of Billie's Backstreet restaurant. All other...

Goldsboro parade entries sought

The Goldsboro Jaycees' Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. in downtown Goldsboro. The theme of this year's parade will be "The Gift of Giving" and entries for the parade are now being accepted. The deadline for...

Carver to hold Fall Festival Saturday

MOUNT OLIVE -- Carver Elementary School will hold its annual Fall Festival on Saturday. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, which is off N.C. 55 East in Mount Olive at 400 Old...