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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Warm a child's hands for Christmas

News-Argus/Turner Walston Janet Clayton, director of the Wayne County Museum, checks items on the Warming Tree in the museum lobby. Wayne County residents are asked to donate gloves, scarves, mittens or socks to help keep a child warm this...

New section of U.S. 117 opens today

After nearly three years, the section of U.S. 117 near U.S. 70 will open to the public at about 3 p.m. today. "This is a very important opening because it will allow people in the Wayne County and Goldsboro area...

Industry locating in Wayne County

Andrew Corp., a designer, supplier and manufacturer of communications services and equipment, is coming to Wayne County and bringing 204 new jobs. The Wayne County Economic Development Corp. announced the company's decision at a press conference this morning. Andrew Corp.,...

Health Board eyes proposed legislative changes

The effects of legislative actions on public health for the coming year were discussed at the Board of Health meeting Wednesday. Health Director James Roosen said 39 proposals were made during 2005 that could potentially impact community health, although not...

Lappin named to post with Occoneechee Council of Boy Scouts

Boy Scout executive Bill Lappin has been named director of the Occoneechee Council's capital campaign and endowment fund. Lappin has served as executive of the Tuscarora Council since 1984. His new job will take him to Raleigh. Wake County is...

Residents take their stand for 'Merry Christmas'

Ed Allen of Goldsboro said he is tired of "holiday" parades and children getting out of school for "holiday" break. For the past two years, his answer to the debate over the proper greeting for this holiday season has been...

Public records

Chief disputes report of arrest LA GRANGE -- LaGrange Police Chief John Sullivan is disputing a published report that a fourth person has been arrested and charged in the armed robbery of a LaGrange bank. Three people have been arrested...

Law enforcement agencies to hold random traffic checkpoints during Christmas weekend

Wayne County authorities say they will hold random traffic checkpoints as needed over the long Christmas holiday weekend. But Highway Patrol, Goldsboro police and Wayne County sheriff's spokesmen say there will be no big checkpoints involving a large number of...

Wayne 4-H members helped storm victims

Wayne County 4-H'ers joined with other 4-H'ers across North Carolina to collect and distribute supplies to youths who were victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 4-H Helping Hands began when Wayne County clubs began calling Barbara Byers, the county's 4-H...

Trash dates changed for post-holiday week

Waste Industries trash collection will be delayed by one day during the week after Christmas. Because the business will be closed on Monday, collections in the county outside the city of Goldsboro and in Mount Olive will be picked up...