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Monday, December 12, 2005

Sunday morning crash

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Rescue, fire and sheriff's personnel tend to two people who were injured in a one-car wreck at 5:30 a.m. Sunday on Rosewood Road near N.C. 581. The driver, Santos Castro Manzanares, 29, and his passenger, Ama Melendez...

Holidays bringing more theft in county

As Wayne County citizens are rushing to buy Christmas and holiday presents and spreading good will, another group is also getting gifts -- but without paying for them. December is a busy month for shoplifters and thieves prowling the stores...

Driver identified in Saturday night crash

DUDLEY -- A driver who was killed Friday night when the car that he was driving slammed into a house at 2200 Emmaus Church Road was identified as Daniel Olvera Ruiz, 19, of 351 Ada Stroud Road, Seven Springs. Trooper...

Greenwood Middle School teen remains in serious condition

Carson Thomas, one of two Greenwood Middle School students injured Nov. 18, is in serious condition at Pitt Memorial Hospital, a spokesman said this morning. Thomas, 13, was hit by an oncoming sports utility vehicle at a crosswalk as he...

County banks plan annual blood collection competition

Wayne County banks compete every day for business -- now they will battle for blood for the Red Cross. The second annual Bank Blood Challenge will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Red Cross offices at...

Military hurricane victims find help at Seymour Johnson AFB

Just before Hurricane Katrina hit Mississippi, Daniel and Roberta Grantham were forced to evacuate. Grantham, 53, a retired techincal sergeant in the Air Force, was living in Biloxi near Keesler Air Force Base. Having been stationed at Seymour Johnson in...

Town hall move not likely until January

SEVEN SPRINGS -- There will be no decision this month about when to move Town Hall off a hill above town. A Christmas party will replace the regular meeting of the Seven Springs Town Board this month, so no decision...

Red Cross honors blood volunteers

The American Red Cross's Wayne County chapter honored individuals, businesses and institutions last week for contributing to its blood-collection efforts during the year. Donors gave 6,300 units of blood in 2005, officials said. Awards were given not only to donors...

Public records

Robberies A woman resident and a woman motel clerk were robbed over the weekend by armed men, according to Goldsboro police reports. Shelly Janae Flanagan, 26, told officers that three men, dressed in black, entered through an unlocked back door...

Mt. Olive Pickle will drop again

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mt. Olive Pickle Company will hold its 7th Annual New Year's Eve Pickle Drop on Dec. 31, at the stroke of 7 p.m. The event is held at that time, organizers said, because 7 p.m. Eastern Standard...

Mount Olive College will hand out 380 diplomas Saturday

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College will graduate 380 students at its 52nd fall commencement on Saturday. Graduation exercises are scheduled for 2 p.m. in Kornegay Arena. The commencement speaker will be Kim Quinn, president and owner of Prima Tech,...