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Monday, October 23, 2006

It's cold outside

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Destiny Darden, left, 4, and Jashon Newkirk, 3, bundled up to battle this morning's cold weather as they wait for their bus to school. With temperatures expected in the 60s most of the week, the days of...

Plans in for shelter but no address yet

Although no location has been finalized, construction on a new animal shelter could begin in January, officials said. Initial floor plans for the shelter have been completed by architect Walter Vick. Now, the blueprints are being studied by the Humane...

Sinkhole repairs will take more time

Drivers will have to endure traffic delays on U.S. 70 Bypass West for roughly three more weeks as road crews work to repair a large sinkhole left in the wake of Tropical Storm Ernesto. Some motorists say the project, which...

Barbecue restaurant operator dies at 80

Guy Parker, a restaurateur who helped make Goldsboro a mecca for barbecue lovers, died Saturday. He was 80. Parker's Barbecue on South George Street was one of the best-known eateries in this part of the state. Parker, a native of...

Last neighborhood meeting planned for Tuesday

Residents will get one more chance to voice their concerns to city officials Tuesday as Goldsboro City Council members host their final neighborhood meeting of the year. Assistant City Manager Tasha Logan said the gathering, scheduled for 6 p.m. at...

WATCH nurse will take new post

Kathy Johnson recalls her first visit to Wayne County six years ago to meet with organizers of the Wayne Action Teams for Community Health, or WATCH. At the time representing N.C. Office of Rural Health as a consultant, she said...

Albertson will battle Arnett to keep his long-held seat

Running for his eighth term in the North Carolina state Senate, Charles Albertson, D-District 10, is facing opposition from Pink Hill resident Adrain Arnett. Arnett, a Republican who has never held public office before, said he is running for one...

Arts Council announces new director

Sarah Merritt has been named the new executive director of the Arts Council of Wayne County. Mrs. Merritt is a Realtor with Realty World in Goldsboro and co-owner of Yellow Dog Antiques and Art on John Street. She serves on...

Public records

Investigations Wayne County sheriff’s deputies are investigating these reports: •Someone set fire to a stack of tires next to a business at 3150 Stevens Mill Road about 3:30 a.m. today. The fire caused an estimated $1,500 damage to a...