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Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Fewer people answering the bell this year

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Angela Lloyd rings the bell for The Salvation Army at Sam's Club on Monday afternoon. Ms. Lloyd said this is the first year she has volunteered and that she is doing so to help the victims of...

Police target speeders near school

After two 13-year-old eighth-graders were struck by a sport utility vehicle and critically injured, a Goldsboro police officer has been assigned to work the crosswalk between Meadow Lane Elementary and Greenwood Middle schools. Police Maj. M.D. Hopper, who supervises the...

Driver's identity released by lawyer

Luis Delgado Jesus, 23, is really Wilder Fidelmar Alvarado Mejia, 20, his attorney announced in a press release Monday. Mejia was arrested Nov. 18 after allegedly running a red light and hitting two boys with a sports utility vehicle outside...

Local Salvation Army kettles are a little bare this Christmas

The Salvation Army's kettle campaign is in trouble. "Our kettles are running behind last year," said Maj. Andrew Wiley, local Salvation Army commander. This year's kettle campaign goal is $70,000. But the Salvation Army has barely topped $12,000, Wiley said....

Airman receives Bronze Star for courage in battle

Military authorities say Senior Airman Justin Frewin is a hero. Frewin, 24, said he was just doing his job when he helped save a comrade's life during an ambush in Iraq last year. The Air Force recognized Frewin's actions Nov....

Farmers say the cotton crop is good

This year's cotton harvest might not set any records, but farmers and agriculture officials say it is turning out to be a good crop. "We might not have a record year, but the fact that we're picking above-average cotton is...

Students create cards for airmen who will spend holiday at Seymour Johnson

Students in four Wayne County Public Schools started their Christmas card lists early this year, in hopes of making the holidays a little brighter for airmen at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. During the month of November, first-graders from Rosewood,...

Public records

Sixth teen charged in vehicle break-ins A sixth Wayne County teenager was arrested Monday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged with five felony offenses in connection with vehicle break-ins in Fremont, Eureka and Rosewood. Matthew Lavonne Brantley, 18,...

Two charged during 'Booze It and Lose It'

Two motorists were charged by Goldsboro police with driving while impaired during the third reporting period of the winter "Booze It and Lose It" campaign against drunken drivers. Police held two checkpoints and eight saturation and random patrols during the...

Princeton Town Board denies rezoning requests

PRINCETON -- The Princeton town board has approved changes in its zoning ordinance to comply with state requirements. The board also refused to rezone two small parcels after hearing arguments from the landowners. Bobby Parker asked the board during Monday...

Pikeville votes to go back to twice-weekly trash collection

The Pikeville Town Board decided Monday to restart twice-weekly garbage pickup for the town. In September, commissioners voted to cut back garbage pickup to once weekly in light of fuel cost considerations. Pikeville's new sewer plant should be in operation...

Eureka parade to be held Sunday

Eureka's annual Christmas parade will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. Entries will line up, starting at 2 p.m. on Davis Street. The parade route will go down Church Street, West Main, back onto Church Street, and East Main Street....

Calypso board members sworn in

CALYPSO -- Members of the Calypso Town Board of Commissioners took the oath of office Monday night at Town Hall. Former town board member Greg Day is mayor and newly-elected town commissioner Alan Story is mayor pro tem. Other town...

Board members sworn in

PRINCETON -- New town Commissioner Billy Sutton and incumbent David Starling were sworn in Monday night for four-year terms on the Princeton town board. Mayor Don Rains also was sworn in for a third two-year term. Johnston County Clerk of...