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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Halloween head start - costumes already dot county

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Employees at Piggly Wiggly in Mount Olive got a chance to dress up for Halloween this year to get a head start on the annual holiday celebration. From left, cashier Sarah Sparrow is a cowgirl, cashier Tiffany...

Flu battle set to begin

Goldsboro Pediatrics has received an adequate supply of flu vaccines, with no sign of an outbreak at this point, Dr. David Tayloe said Monday. Tayloe's office began offering the flu shots last Thursday, he said, with one case of flu...

Money is slowing demolition progress

There is a box inside the Goldsboro Inspections Department. It's filled with case files on properties slated for official condemnation and demolition orders from City Council members. Some have been in that box for years. Others made the stack mere...

Fire claims Kenly woman's life

KENLY -- A house fire in rural Johnston County took the life of a 77-year-old woman early Monday morning. Lorraine Speite Jones died in the blaze while trying to escape. Three other family members were able to get out of...

Cherry will offer new edition of cookbook

The staff at Cherry Hospital hope they have the recipe for a successful fundraiser -- the third edition of an employee-generated cookbook first introduced more than 20 years ago. "The Melting Pot III" was originally produced in 1983, with another...

Incumbent Howard will battle challenger for Duplin seat

For about a month, Democrat Larry Howard thought he wasn't going to have any opposition in November's election as he ran for a third term on the Duplin County Board of Commissioners. Then Cary Turner turned in his petition and...

WCC asks for input from community on search for president

The public is invited to be part of the process to choose the next president of Wayne Community College. On Thursday evening, a "community focus group" meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in Room 101 of the Walnut Building....

Halloween trick-or-treat times set for local towns

It's finally here -- the night of costumes, candy, scares and surprises. Goldsboro and Mount Olive officials said both are recognizing Halloween and trick-or-treat festivities today. As is their custom, the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. will host its Boo-It event...

Sheriff's Office chaplain honored by state association

Wayne County Sheriff's Office Chaplain Pastor Pete Williams won the President's Award during the North Carolina Chaplain Association's annual meeting held in Asheville Oct. 2-4. The President's Award is the most distinguished honor presented each year by the organization. Williams...

Public records

Investigations Goldsboro police are investigating a robbery at a hotel room on U.S 70 east bypass. A man and a woman barged into the room and robbed a couple, investigators said. The woman suspect served as the lookout while the...

Mozingo takes seat on Seven Springs board

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Bobby Mozingo has replaced retired town commissioner Lib Quinn on the Seven Springs town board. Mrs. Quinn resigned from the board in July for health reasons. Her term will expire in November 2007. Mozingo offered his services...

Retired legislator will speak at WCC

Jimmie Ford, retired WCC associate vice president and former Wayne County commissioner and state legislator, will speak Nov. 15 at Wayne Community College from noon until 1 p.m. in Room 101 of the Walnut Building. The free event is sponsored...

GATEWAY applies for $730,000 state grant

The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority approved a resolution today allowing the city-county partnership to apply for a $730,000 grant from the state. If the money is received, it would help GATEWAY with administrative, capital and operating costs for the 2007-08 fiscal...