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Wednesday, December 7, 2005

A candlelight tradition in Pikeville

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Emily Gates, left, Nathaniel Hartsell and Kayla Hartsell act out a shadow play with cardboard likenesses of farm animals during the annual Christmas candlelight tour of Charles B. Aycock's birthplace in Pikeville Tuesday night. The annual tour...

Consultant could cost $120,000

In a first step toward resolving concerns about the state of the county's schools and the budget, the Wayne County commissioners approved a consultant's plan to conduct a financial and facilities review for the school board at a cost of...

Second man charged in bank robbery

MOUNT OLIVE -- A second man has been arrested in connection with Friday's armed robbery at Peoples National Bank on Center Street. Charles Harvey Faison, of 118 Oak St., Dudley, was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of robbery...

Duplin officials say county needs more space for court proceedings

KENANSVILLE -- District Attorney Dewey Hudson will have 900 cases of traffic tickets to deal with Friday at the Duplin County Courthouse and he is a little worried. "It's not safe in a small courtroom," he said. "It's a nightmare...

Charles B. Aycock birthplace Christmas tours

Continuing a tradition of almost 30 years, Christmas tours by Candlelight are taking place at Charles B. Aycock Birthplace. About 300 people attended Tuesday night. The tours will continue Thursday evening from 6:30 to 9. The candle-lit path will take...

Fund set up for donations to Paramount

It has been nearly 10 months since the Paramount Theater burned down, and officials say now is the time to begin raising money for its reconstruction. Tuesday, the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation introduced a way to do just that, by...

Local dealership to help family for Christmas

They might not have chubby stomachs, rosy red cheeks or long, white beards, but the employees at Frema Motors are trying hard to play Santa this year. Until Dec. 15, the dealership will give needy families countywide a shot at...

Public records

Quick response by firemen stops dangerous blaze A quick response by firefighters from four departments on Tuesday night stopped a potentially dangerous blaze from spreading and causing enormous damage at the GAF plant at 400 Old Mount Olive Road. Two...

Zettie Williams elected Duplin board chairman

KENANSVILLE -- Zettie Williams was elected chairman of the Duplin County Board of Commissioners at the board's meeting Monday. Arliss Albertson was chosen vice chairman. Both votes were unanimous. Outgoing chairman Reginald Wells said he was more than ready to...

More wrecks on wet city streets

Goldsboro police investigated 15 traffic collisions Monday on rain-slickened streets, but officers reported that none resulted from the weather. Four wrecks involved personal injury or high property damages. They included: *Damages were estimated at $7,250 in a four-vehicle collision at...