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Friday, August 11, 2006

Tea party

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Cheyenne Craft, left, fills Joyce Goforth's cup with ice during a tea party for the residents of Alterra Sterling House of Goldsboro put on by the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County Thursday. For more information...

Community building in works, too

A lower price tag for Paramount Theater reconstruction might lead to a community building, too, Goldsboro officials said Wednesday. With the majority of Goldsboro City Council members now backing David Weil's $5 million Paramount plan, City Manager Joe Huffman said...

Eastern Region officials set tighter rules for accounting

KINSTON -- Members of the board of the Eastern Region economic development group met Thursday and discussed ways to improve the organization's financial accountability. The 13-county organization met for the first time under the leadership of its new president and...

Work on U.S. 117 officially complete

WILSON -- Shortly after rush-hour traffic this morning, state Department of Transportation workers removed the last orange barrels and opened the final section of the new four-lane U.S. 117 between Goldsboro and Wilson. When the last seven-tenths of a mile...

Duplin schools ready for students

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County students head back to the public schools Aug. 25 and although some students might not be looking forward to the day, new school superintendent Dr. Wiley Dobey says he is excited. "It's an exciting time to...

Library's junior gardeners share 'tea,' visit with local seniors

Wayne County Public Library's junior gardeners spent some time with a few new friends at Sterling House Assisted Living Thursday. Five of the visitors placed potting soil, then begonias and dusty miller into a pedestal urn, which was in turn...

Raza festival sponsors sought

The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina is looking for sponsors for the upcoming 4th Annual Celebration of the Raza Festival. This year's festival will be held on Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Mount Olive College,...

Public records

Resident fights off robber As James Barnes was in his home relaxing at about noon Aug. 10, a tall black man kicked open his front door in an attempt to rob him, according to the Goldsboro Police report. The suspect...