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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Farewell to baby Jane Doe

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber A funeral service was held today for the baby found in Goldsboro's sewage plant Thursday. The casket and flowers for the little girl, who has not yet been identified, were provided by the Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home. The...

Mount Olive picks assistant town manager

MOUNT OLIVE -- Downtown store owner Charles Brown is Mount Olive's new assistant town manager. The Mount Olive Town Board of Commissioners elected Brown by secret ballot this morning prior to its budget work session in the Southern Bank board...

Vickory will seek third term as district attorney

Wayne County District Attorney Branny Vickory has announced he will seek re-election to a third term in office and Wayne County school board member John Grantham also filed for re-election to another four-year term. The filing period opened Monday and...

Sharing the day with their elders

Junior Army ROTC members were stationed in the Goldsboro High School parking lot Tuesday morning, ready to escort visitors to the school's entrance. At the door, they were met by Student Government Association members, also dressed up for their special...

A special Valentine for hospitalized veterans

DURHAM -- Master Sgt. James Smith walked through an open door and pulled a colorful valentine from the plastic bag hanging around his wrist. He held the colorful card out to a war veteran resting in his hospital bed --...

Restaurant chain looks for two new stars

Restaurant chain Pizza Inn will start looking Thursday and Friday for a few good local faces to star in its upcoming advertising campaign. Rather than bring in professional actors, Pizza Inn is looking to Goldsboro to provide actors for the...

Fremont police chief steps down

FREMONT -- Fremont Police Chief Ben Reid Jr., who said he would resign next week, stepped down Tuesday. The 64-year-old Reid had told the Town Board of Aldermen in a special meeting Jan. 31 that he was resigning Feb. 21....

Some 'blessings' are a real problem

Clothing overflows the full bin. Bags and bags of clothes and household items are strewn on the loading dock and around the dumpster. Sometimes two or three couches are thrown onto the pile. This is a typical Monday in front...

Beck chosen president-elect of state Association of Festivals

MOUNT OLIVE -- One of the Mount Olive Pickle Festival organizers will now help promote festivals statewide. Julie Beck is the new president-elect of the North Carolina Association of Festivals and Events. In addition to her new title, Ms. Beck...

Public records

Man thrown into river is improving A 23-year-old man who last week was stabbed, dumped in the Little River and left to die is improving but remains in intensive care in stable condition at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, officials...

Mount Olive planning board approves Bell Avenue apartments

MOUNT OLIVE -- A new apartment complex may be coming to the Bell Avenue area of Mount Olive. Tim Morgan with Evergreen Construction in Raleigh asked the Mount Olive Planning Board on Tuesday to recommend that the town board of...