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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Accident on Royall Avenue

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Goldsboro firefighters and police officers talk to victim Barbara Dawson of Pikeville, while emergency crews prepare to tow away her damaged car. Police say Mrs. Dawson stopped her car on the tracks on Royall Avenue Wednesday in...

Teen indicted for hospital drug thefts

The 16-year-old son of a vice president of Wayne Memorial Hospital has been indicted by the Wayne County Grand Jury on eight charges relating to the theft of painkillers from the hospital. Thomas Bradshaw II of Bradford Place is accused...

Woman stops her car on railroad crossing

A woman suffered minor injuries after a train took off the front end of her 1997 Buick LeSabre at the intersection of Royall Avenue and Sunburst Drive shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday. The driver, Barbara Dawson, 63, of Pikeville, attempted...

Supermarket chain has plans for empty store

Food Lion will revive the long-dormant storefront at 1809 E. Ash St., vacated by Piggly Wiggly, company officials say. The company plans to either completely renovate the store, which is located in the Wayne Plaza Shopping Center, or to demolish...

Paris stroll reminds man of historic home in Goldsboro

Carl Lewis was walking the streets of Paris a few weeks ago and thought about Goldsboro. As he strolled through the housing districts, he marveled at the old, French architecture. "It reminded me of my home," he said. Lewis, a...

Mount Olive manager sets retirement date

MOUNT OLIVE -- Ray McDonald said today he plans to retire as town manager for the town of Mount Olive. McDonald said he will submit a retirement letter to town commissioners during their Monday night meeting. His retirement will be...

Flu shots available at Health Department

People needing a flu vaccine are encouraged to go to the Health Department weekdays from 8 a.m.-11:45 a.m. and from 1-4 p.m. Charge is $20 for the flu vaccine and $30 for pneumonia. Wayne County Health Director James Roosen said...

Wayne business, community leader E.T. Franklin dies

E.T. Franklin, who built a small baking company into a leading industry in Wayne County, died today at home. He was 91. Franklin came to Goldsboro in 1945 from Durham and bought a small bakery with only a handful of...

Applications for energy assistance being taken

The Wayne County Department of Social Services is taking applications for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program. Applications can be made at the county Department of Social Services office at 301 N. Herman St., from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. through...

Public records

Store robbery A lone gunman on Wednesday night robbed a service station of an unknown amount of money, according to a Goldsboro police report. A clerk told police that a black man entered the Spur station at 2000 N. William...

Officers scoring big in weight loss challenge

It's just past the halfway point of the weight loss challenge between five officers from the Sheriff's Office and five detention officers, and coach Monika Barkley said she feels like a proud mom. The total loss for the 10 challengers...

Duplin officials preparing landfill franchise ordinance

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County commissioners voted 4-2 Monday to have county staff draft a landfill franchise ordinance. The action came after a presentation by W.E. Foster, who asked commissioners why they were not considering a request by Waste Industries for...