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Friday, December 16, 2005

Joining forces

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Wayne County Commission newly elected chairman Atlas Price, left, David Kornegay, chairman of the Mount Olive Committee of 100, and Charlie Gaylor, chairman of the Goldsboro Committee of 100, sign the memorandum of understanding that will unite...

Shelter groups will present petition

Concerned Citizens of Wayne County plan to present 10,000 petition signatures at Tuesday's county commissioners meeting from residents who think a new animal shelter should be among the county's priorities in the new year. Barrett Parker of Goldsboro, one of...

Joining forces, officially

A decision by the Goldsboro and Mount Olive committees of 100 to merge economic development efforts will pay off big for Wayne County, officials with the two groups said. The committees agreed Thursday to merge and create a coordinated organization...

Students can "instant message" Santa

Wayne County students can write a letter to Santa Claus this year, if they want to do so the old-fashioned way with pen and paper. Or, they can just instant message him. This will be the sixth year the school...

Federal Prison Camp will be empty sometime this April

The Federal Prison Camp at Seymour Johnson will be empty by the first week in April, said Rodney Tabron, prison spokesman. Inmates will be transferred to other facilities, as will most of the staff, who have found new positions within...

Shoppers have time to find the perfect gift

If you haven't bought an iPod or an Xbox 360, start making a list and checking it twice for alternatives. Local businesses say Christmas shopping is fast and furious already and could make finding that perfect gift a little harder...

New air show team will start practices in upcoming weeks

Goldsboro residents may hear a little more jet noise over Seymour Johnson Air Force Base over the next several weeks. The 4th Fighter Wing's F-15E Strike Eagle Demonstration Team is practicing in preparation to wow air show crowds next year....

Thompson's remarks clarified

A story in Wednesday's News-Argus regarding remarks by Joanna Thompson, president of the Wayne County Economic Development Commission, contained several errors. Ms. Thompson said she hoped the state Department of Commerce Department would visit and assess a site on Davis...

Early birds enjoy 'King Kong'

Dorothy Moore of Goldsboro may have been the only person standing outside the doors of the Premiere Theatres Wednesday afternoon who was planning to see a film other than "King Kong." But, after finding out what time "Harry Potter and...

Public records

Sex offense A 29-year-old man has been arrested by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged with a felony sex offense. Roderic B. Thompson of New Hope Road was charged with a first-degree sex offense with a child. He was...

Booze It and Lose It campaign

Six people were charged by Goldsboro police with driving while impaired during the fourth week of the winter "Booze It and Lose It" campaign against drunken driving. The police conducted two checkpoints and 21 saturation and random patrols from from...

Diving program

Goldsboro Family Y is forming a new diving program, with an exhibition to be held Saturday at noon. A diving team will be formed and diving classes offered. Plans are for the team to meet twice a week, with diving...