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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

A helping hand from the Salvation Army

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Salvation Army volunteer Gloria Kennedy, right, assists a parent with choosing gifts from the stacks of stockings available for needy families Tuesday afternoon. More than 400 families found food, toys and Christmas treats at the organization's annual...

Families handle holiday moving

Charles Brown and his family are changing addresses this week -- a little more than a month after finding out the apartment they were living in had been condemned, and the owner had decided to tear down the building. Moving...

Shelter plan gets first OK from county

Wayne County's Board of Commissioners approved a site Tuesday that could soon be the home of a new county animal shelter, while local residents who called for the change cheered. The decision followed a presentation by the county's Animal Control...

Salvation Army volunteers play Santa Claus to needy

Annie Davis isn't expecting any gifts for herself under the tree this Christmas. In fact, she would rather receive nothing at all if it means more for her little grandson, she said. Mrs. Davis has been the lone guardian of...

United Way adds a week to campaign

To try to make this year's goal of $1.425 million, United Way of Wayne County has extended its deadline a second time. The campaign was supposed to end the week of Thanksgiving, but it was short by $326,222, about 22...

Base practices reaction time for deployment

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base personnel did everything but launch aircraft recently as they tested to see if base personnel are prepared to handle a deployment order. The Phase I Operational Readiness Exercise made sure 4th Fighter Wing personnel can...

School introduces fitness program

Students and staff are beating a path to Brogden Primary School, thanks to a program that is changing attitudes about exercise. The school has created a "Mileage Club" begun to improve students' scores on the President's Challenge Physical Fitness Test....

Public records

Fugitive found An alert employee at the Boulevard Pawn Shop in Goldsboro recognized a man in the store Tuesday as a state-wanted fugitive and notified Wayne County emergency dispatchers. Sheriff's Deputies C.G. Talarico and M.K. Cox and Goldsboro police Sgt....

Law enforcement class graduates from Wayne Community College

Wayne Community College graduated its 47th Basic Law Enforcement Training Class during ceremonies on Dec. 15. The 14 cadets who completed the college's academy received certificates to work as sworn law enforcement officers in North Carolina. Certificates were conferred on...