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Friday, December 1, 2006

That time of year - Weather swings and flu shots

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Walter Daniels of the New Hope community, left, is given a flu shot this morning by Betty Richardson, public health nurse supervisor of the Wayne County Health Department. The county flu clinic was held at the Health...

Teen found with gun on school property

A 15-year-old Spring Creek High School student was charged with bringing a weapon on the school campus Monday afternoon, according to local officials. Capt. George Raecher of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said the incident occurred around 2 p.m. Monday....

Lighthouse closing -- Officials worry about abuse victims

Goldsboro police Maj. Mike Hopper is worried. He is concerned that the closure of The Lighthouse of Wayne County safehouse could prompt battered women to stay in abusive relationships because they believe they have nowhere to turn. Lighthouse officials closed...

Lighthouse closing -- women can still call for help to escape violence

The Lighthouse of Wayne County Inc. might have shut down operations earlier this week, but county officials say victims of domestic violence have not been abandoned. "What we've decided to do is to see if we can reroute calls from...

Woman claims she found tooth in biscuit

A Wayne County woman has filed a lawsuit against McDonald's after allegedly finding a piece of a human tooth in her food last year. She is seeking at least $10,000 in damages over the incident. Terryl Underwood, who is represented...

Fourth-grader receives scholarship to Appalachian State

Latifah Syeh, a fourth-grader at Grantham School, became the 14th minority student in Wayne County to be awarded a $20,000 scholarship to attend Appalachian State University upon graduation from high school. Ceremonies were held at the school on Thursday announcing...

Search continues for new Goldsboro general services director

As Goldsboro General Services Director Joe Sawyer prepares for his Dec. 29 retirement, interviews for his replacement are currently under way at City Hall. City Manager Joe Huffman said so far, several candidates have met with members of the city...

Bring It On -- Jerry Narron

The United Way of Wayne County just keeps coming up with big hits. This time, its members have convinced Jerry Narron -- "The Big Read Machine" as fundraising campaign chairman Geoff Hulse calls him -- to come in and bat...

Public records

Accident A Goldsboro woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident early Friday when she lost control of her vehicle on Oak Forest Road. Sahara Menice Davis, 23, of Alpha Court, was traveling east on Oak Forest Road when she ran...

Wayne man recovering from burns

PIKEVILLE -- A Wayne County man is recovering from minor burns he received in a fire that broke out Tuesday at his small car repair shop. Tony Baker, 71, of 958 Gurley Dairy Road, was working on his Ford Escort...

Blaze renter thought she had extinguished destroys two vehicles

Sometimes bad luck happens in threes. That's what a renter who lived on Old N.C. 111 found out after a pile of leaves she thought she had extinguished Saturday, rekindled Thursday, spread to a nearby field and devoured two late...

Community Advent Services

Each Wednesday before Christmas, a Community Advent Service will be offered at noon. This year, First Baptist Church at 125 South John Street, will host all the services with a different preacher to deliver the message at each one. These...

Church briefs

GOLDSBORO WORSHIP Goldsboro Worship Center, 900 W. New Hope Road, will present "A Christmas Homecoming" dinner theater Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for dinner and program. Information: 736-7050 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN First...

Correction

The telephone number given to obtain tickets to the annual Christmas buffet at Mount Olive College, planned for Dec. 5, was printed incorrectly in Wednesday's paper. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Pinda Owens at 658-2502....