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Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Coffee Wars Brewing? - Shops ready for chain

News-Argus/Bonnie Edwards Java Joe's owner Holly Rench welcomes Starbucks, saying down the street from one is the best place to be if you're in the coffee business. Local shop owners say their independence, quality and low prices are all...

50 guns stolen from shop

A gun shop was broken into twice last week, and more than 50 handguns were stolen, according to Wayne County Sheriff's Office reports that were released Monday. The firearms were valued at $14,812.92. A teenager was arrested over the weekend...

Who's afraid of Starbucks?

There's a showdown coming to Wayne County. And the weapons will be expresso machines, gourmet syrups, half and half -- and confidence. With national chain Starbucks coming to the Berkeley Mall parking lot sometime this summer, the stalwart coffee vendors...

Duplin will start interviewing five for manager's job

Duplin County officials are getting closer to hiring a new county manager -- a job that is a little more rushed now that the county's second-in-command has tendered her resignation also. County Manager Fred Eldridge has already left his job,...

Memorial will honor 9 officers

The annual Wayne County Law Officer's Memorial service will be 9 a.m. Wednesday at Wayne Community College to honor nine officers who were killed in the line of duty. The Sheriff's Office, Goldsboro, Fremont and Mount Olive police departments and...

McDonald's last day set for May 22

MOUNT OLIVE -- Current Town Manager Ray McDonald's last official day as boss in Mount Olive will be May 22. After that, the assistant he has been training will take over the reigns, full-time. The town commissioners voted last week...

Public records

Fires damage garage, home An unattached garage, a vacant mobile home and a workshop were damaged in recent fires, Wayne County fire officials said. The garage and its contents, including specialized tools used to repair vehicles, were destroyed early Sunday...

Two students from Goldsboro honored at MOC graduation

MOUNT OLIVE -- Two Goldsboro residents were among those students honored at the Mount Olive College's 52nd commencement exercises Saturday. Daniel Finkenstadt received the Lora W. and Maurice H. King award, presented to a student who completed a non-traditional program...

Mount Olive seeking to form community development corp.

MOUNT OLIVE--Mayor Ruff Huggins said the continued success of the North Carolina Pickle Festival shows the potential of downtown Mount Olive. Now he's hoping to make the area more attractive to businesses year-round. Following this year's festival, town commissioners told...

Marley Fund event Saturday in Kinston

KINSTON -- Car and bike owners can showcase their vehicles and save the lives of animals at the same time. The Marley Fund will hold its Third Annual Classics for a Cure Car and Bike Show Saturday from 9 a.m....

Head Start applications

WAGES Head Start and Early Head Start are taking applications Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 23 at the Royall Avenue Center, Carver Center, Pikeville Center, Royall West Center and Chestnut Center. Those applying must bring their...

1800s living history day to be held Saturday at Wayne County Museum

The Wayne County Museum will sponsor a living history program Saturday, based on life in Wayne County during the 19th century. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the museum on William Street. "A Living...

School menus

Following are menus for Wayne County Public Schools for the week of May 15-19: Monday -- Breakfast: Chicken Biscuit. Lunch: Pepperoni pizza, bologna and cheese sandwich, corn on the cob, black-eyed peas, chilled mixed fruit, fresh apple, and milk. Tuesday...