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Monday, December 19, 2005

The Christmas rush

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Jimmy O'Neal sorts parcels at the Berkeley Postal Service station early today. Officials expected today to be one of the busiest mailing days of the year as customers scurried to get their cards and packages to their...

United Way could make cuts

Facing the possibility of not making its fundraising goal this year, United Way is prepared to make cuts to some of its programs if necessary to keep the charity's budget in the black. United Way is projecting missing its goal...

Committee will present shelter plan

The Wayne County Animal Control Advisory Committee will present its findings for building a new animal shelter during the Wayne County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday. Jean Hollowell, a member of the committee, said the group will offer guidelines and...

Mailers rush to meet deadlines for delivery

Marcus White's face was hidden this morning as he stood in line at Berkeley Station, a half-dozen cardboard boxes piled high in his arms. "Here I've got a pair of sneakers for my nephew, a doll for my niece, a...

Duplin schools scaled back to deal with costs

KENANSVILLE -- Engineers have scaled down their projections after construction costs have driven the price tag up $8 million to build new schools in Duplin County. Under the new plan, the building project would only cost $1.5 million more if...

Public records

Fleeing driver skids into police car A 58-year-old driver from Goldsboro, fleeing from Goldsboro police, was injured in a collision with a patrol car at 3:50 a.m. today in a field off Poplar Street near Newsome Street, police said. Duncan...

Goldsboro 10-year-old makes cartoon debut

You might not have recognized Ryan Castrati of Goldsboro when he made his television debut last weekend. Unless, of course, you have seen him disguised as a mustache-twisting, horn-wearing apple before -- or recognized his voice. The 10-year-old Northwest Elementary...