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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Kettle drive begins

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Retired Salvation Army Maj. Stanley Melton, left, stands by the Salvation Army kettle as volunteer Bob Powell rings his bell calling for donations inside the Berkeley Mall this morning. Money from the Salvation Army kettles goes to...

Smith says facilities should be priority

More than nine years after starting his terms on the Wayne County Board of Education, Lehman Smith said he will head back to private life with the realization that some of the work he had hoped to accomplish has yet...

Teenager hit while walking on street

An 18-year-old Goldsboro girl was struck and killed by a motorist while walking along Central Heights Road near New Hope Road late Wednesday. Apryl Nicole Smith of Branwood Drive was walking in the northbound lane of Central Heights Road when...

Dudley plant to lay off workers

Fourteen more Georgia-Pacific Oriented Strand Board workers will be laid off Friday, bringing the total released since October to 63, a company official said Thursday. Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific informed employees Oct. 3 that hourly paid employees would be laid off in...

Are you the jackpot winner?

Pam Walker, the corporate communications director for the N.C. Education Lottery, said she won't know who won the jackpot until she sees "the whites of their eyes." Although other winners have had the names of their towns or counties released...

Pate will be packing pickles

The United Way of Wayne County said "bring it on" and now state Rep. Louis Pate is preparing to pack plenty of pickles at the Mt. Olive Pickle plant on Friday. "We look forward to having Rep. Pate packing pickles...

Making sure needy children have bikes

MOUNT OLIVE -- Santa's workshop has nothing on the men at First Baptist Church in Mount Olive. This is their busy season, too. Church members Mike Saviak, Wayne Gardner and Terry Whaley rebuild old bicycles for children all year long...

GATEWAY searches for new director

Goldsboro-Wayne Transpor-tation Authority is seeking a new director and could have one within the next month, officials announced this week. Former director Stephen Wright, who has lead the public transit system since April 2005, has taken a new job with...

Parent advisory chairman honored

Thea Williams, chairman of the Wayne County Public Schools' Title I Parent Advisory Council, recently received a natioanl service award for her efforts on behalf on Title I schools. She was awarded the William Anderson Service Award during the 33rd...

Pancake breakfast at Boys & Girls Club

Hot pancakes, sausage and coffee will be ready to serve up at 7 a.m. Saturday in the Boys & Girls Club on Royall Avenue. The club's board members will be preparing and serving the 29th annual pancake breakfast. Proceeds help...

Santa's workshop in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD -- Santa Claus, with the help of the downtown merchants of Smithfield, has set up a temporary workshop over the next several weeks to give area children to let him know what their special Christmas wishes are. The shop...

Operation Santa Claus seeks donations

Operation Santa Claus, the annual Christmas drive sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Wayne County, is under way and donations are being sought from the community. The local association has sponsored the project since 1960, said Amy Roux, executive...

County school students choral showcase Tuesday and Thursday

Wayne County Public Schools' students will ring in the holidays at Wayne County's annual choral showcase with two performances next week. The annual holiday showcase began in 2003 with 12 schools participating. It has grown to 25 schools and now...

Bentonville Christmas program Saturday

History buffs help decorate an 1860s style Christmas tree and spend time with Confederate soldiers around the campfire while sipping cider at Bentonville's Christmas Living History Program on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Costumed interpreters will provide insight...

Don't forget to vote!

Don't forget to vote! The Goldsboro News-Argus is accepting votes for the Seven New Wonders of the World. People who would like to select their favorite "wonder" can call 739-7835 by Sunday night and leave their vote on the voice...