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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Serenading the shoppers

News-Argus/Turner Walston Members of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Brass Quintet perform Christmas carols at the Base Exchange at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base on Monday. Based at Langley Air Force Base, Va., the quintet performs at...

Some question Paramount's cost

Danny Douglass said he fears he and his grandchildren will likely have drastically different memories of Goldsboro's Paramount Theater -- his fond, theirs tainted by its cost and impracticality. With the cost of reconstruction projected to reach as much as...

Man cited second time for sex offense

A 58-year-old man was arrested Monday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged for the second time within 14 months with a sex offense involving a child. Elijah Bryant Pate of Richfield Drive, Dudley, was charged with indecent liberties...

School board worried over contract wording

The Wayne County Board of Education is holding off on approving a contract to hire a consultant to study school building needs. The school board, set to approve a consultant's proposal Monday night, instead drafted a statement of its position...

Grantham, Sims to lead school board next year

The Wayne County Board of Education has new leaders -- one of whom will have her first leadership role since 1992. John P. Grantham moved up from the vice chairman role to succeed Lehman Smith as chairman. And, for the...

Motion for dismissal of city annexation suit continued

A motion for dismissal of a lawsuit opposing Goldsboro's plans to annex an area north of the city limits has been continued until January. At a hearing Monday in Wayne County Superior Court, City Attorney Tim Finan filed a motion...

Public records

Correction A report in Sunday's Public Record incorrectly said Linda Jones, 59, of Mount Olive had been charged with obtaining property by false pretense. Mrs. Jones had reported to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office that someone had tried to pass...

Tommy's Road teacher honored

Tommy's Road Elementary School teacher Cathie Hooks has been awarded the 2005 NC Technology Educator Award. She was recognized in Greensboro recently at the North Carolina Educators Technology Conference luncheon. A fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. Hooks won the award for the...

Detectives are biggest losers in challenge

A weight-loss challenge pitting five detectives from the Wayne County Sheriff's Office against five officers at the county jail ended with the detectives winning by a "slim" margin. The contest was the idea of Monika Barkley, a Wayne County woman...