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Monday, January 2, 2006

Home destroyed

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Dudley firemen pour water on a mobile home fire Sunday afternoon on Pine Branch Lane off Eagles Nest Road. The single-wide dwelling valued at $2,500 and owned by Earl Andurs Jr. was destroyed. More than 30 firefighters...

Schools, waste on 2006 agenda

During the four years Lee Smith has been employed as the Wayne County manager, he said one of the top priorities each year has been to find a solution to the school facilities plan. The new year will be no...

Mount Olive man killed on highway after tractor is hit

A Mount Olive man was killed Sunday when a car struck the tractor he had been driving and pushed it on top of him. Braddock Bernard Gross, 67, of Edenton Road died at about 5:50 p.m. Sunday. The accident happened...

Habitat, builders plan blitz this June

Professional home builders and Habitat for Humanity volunteers will build a house in one week this summer. The Wayne County effort is part of a national project, Home Builders Blitz for Habitat for Humanity, scheduled for June 5-9. During that...

Volunteers saved county agencies labor costs, provided extra touch

Depending on the measuring stick used, services provided by volunteers saved the county millions of dollars, local officials say. Figures are based on the Independent Sector, a leadership forum for charities and giving programs, said Barbara Stiles, director of the...

Farm Service Agency puts maps on computer

The federal Farm Service Agency is shifting to the use of digitized maps that will enable farmers and farm agents to more quickly glean the information necessary for farmers' participation in federal programs. The new maps will eventually be available...

FEMA money available for food, shelter

Wayne County has received $55,640 in funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, administered by FEMA. Local governmental or private voluntary organizations that operate as non-profit organizations, have a financial audit and a non-discrimination policy in place and thaty...

Wine-tasting tops $100,000 mark over 11-year history

Proceeds from an annual wine-tasting sponsored by HealtHabit and Billie's Restaurant pushed the 11-year-old event over the $100,000 mark in money raised. The event held in November raised about $14,000 for Volunteer Wayne its affiliated organization, the Retired and Senior...

Public records

Officers arrest man in church Goldsboro police officers responded before dawn today to a burglar alarm at First Presbyterian Church at 1101 E. Ash St. and later arrested a man who was inside. During an external check of the church,...

Cultural diversity celebration January 14

The Wayne County Public Library is sponsoring a celebration of the county's cultural diversity. The event, which will feature stories, music, poetry, dance and food, will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, from 2-4 p.m. The public is invited. The event...