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Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Halloween hits downtown

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Robert Pliler, also known as Dale Earnhardt Jr., right, and “princess” Alexis Pliler, make chalk drawings at Boo It downtown last night. The event, sponsored by the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. brought more than 500 children out...

Search for project's funding continues

Land along Center Street -- the future site of Goldsboro's planned recreation center -- has been purchased and final designs for the facility are on the way. Still, City Council members are waiting for a final recommendation from city staff...

List prompts updates on some county sex offenders

Within hours of publication of a list of 143 registered sex offenders in Wayne County, officials tracked down new information about several offenders. Officials discovered only six of the nine sex offenders listed on the State Bureau of Investigation Web...

Longtime community volunteer, Bill Kemp, dies at 83

William Powell Kemp Jr., a leading Goldsboro business and civic leader, died today at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. He was 83. Kemp built Kemp Furniture Co. into one of Wayne County’s leading businesses. He was a former president of...

An historic tree grows in city park

Years ago, registered forester Hugh Tate took a drive through downtown Goldsboro on a winter day. As he passed by Stoney Creek Park, he noticed something the summer leaves had been hiding, standing powerful along the creek's bank -- something...

Goldsboro High to share $20,000 in grant money

Goldsboro High School will be one of three low-performing schools in the state that will share a $20,000 national grant to enhance staff development and to encourage more parental involvement. The funding from the National Education Association will help the...

Weber challenges Jones for his congressional seat

Democrat Craig Weber says he should be the next congressman from District 3, not just because he is qualified, but because of a pledge his opponent made in 1994. Weber said before he took office, incumbent Republican Rep. Walter Jones...

Clarification

In Tuesday's edition of The News-Argus, incumbent Duplin County Commissioner Larry Howard was quoted as saying he wanted to bring the county's emergency medical services up to the paramedic level. The story should have read that he wants to keep...

Public records

Investigations An additional charge has been levied by Wayne County Sheriff's officers against a man who allegedly stole a set of golf clubs from the southern end of the county. The golf clubs were recovered. Woodrow Mitnaul III, 24, Highland...

Relay for Life dog show Sunday

The Horse 'N' Around For a Cure Relay for Life Team will sponsor a dog show Sunday at 1 p.m. at Herman Park. A variety of prizes will be given out to winners in various categories. Members of the Seymour...