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Sunday, December 24, 2006

New survey takes look at health of county

Affordable healthcare is the biggest barrier to proper medical care for Wayne County residents, with the most pervading ailments being high cholesterol and high blood pressure, according to results from the 2006 Behavior Risk Factor Survey recently received by Wayne...

Business owners decry changes at U.S. 70, Beston Road crossing

Business owners at the intersection of U.S. 70 bypass and Beston Road say state plans to make the crossing safer will cost them money and create more traffic problems. Store owners and farmers in the neighborhood say they wanted a...

Home is where her heart is ... even in Iraq

When Lt. Col. Kerri Grimes fires up her truck, she closes her eyes and the hot Iraq desert is transformed into a winter wonderland. The sound of her 13-year-old daughter Nicole blasting Christmas carols over the speakers brings her home...

He shared his gift with United Way

Mason Bland got some money for his recent birthday. And like most 10-year-olds, he started to think about how he could spend the $50. But unlike most of his classmates, Mason decided toys, video games and other items for himself...

Taking care of children who have no presents

For Becky Nighswander and her mother, Evelyn Kite, Christmas starts right after Thanksgiving. That's when the family heads to the holiday wish trees to find the names of the people on their gift list -- needy children and seniors who...

Duplin gets access to flood fund leftovers

With roughly 25 to 30 percent of Duplin County in the 100-year flood plain, several county residents are trying to take advantage of a new potential buyout program to sell their properties and rebuild. Notified about a week ago that...

Lawsuit filed in death at hospital

The family of a patient who died while in care at Cherry Hospital filed a lawsuit against the psychiatric facility Monday alleging improper restraint employed by the nursing staff contributed to her death. Janella Williams of Plymouth, a 35-year-old patient...

Replacement gifts can have local appeal

If what you wanted for Christmas isn't under your tree Monday, you might be able to find a perfect replacement right here at home. An elephant stapler, dancing Santa Claus, bamboo arrangement and a Goldsboro Christmas ornament are just a...

Waste Industries collection schedule

Trash collection for Waste Industries will be delayed by one day Monday through Thursday due to the Christmas and New Year holidays. Friday collections will remain on regular schedule. Customers should pull their collection cans to the curbside the night...

Mentoring helps couple cope with loss of son

Danielle and Billy Holloway lost their only child, a 7-year-old son, to cancer in September 2005. He will never be replaced, but the couple say they have found a way to share their love with another young person. They have...

Public record

Store robbery Three suspects entered El Tiangui's, a store on the 1400 block of N.C. 111, at about 7:45 p.m. Friday and committed robbery with a dangerous weapon and larceny, according to a Wayne County sheriff's deputy report. Employee Livier...

Student named Phi Beta Kappa

Leah Duryeu Heim, a senior biology major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named to Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most honored college scholastic society. The daughter of Dennis and Jennifer Heim of...

Home builders offering OSHA class

The Home Builders Association of Wayne County is offering a OSHA 10-hour construction safety course at Wayne Community College on Jan. 22-23, from noon until 5 p.m. both days. Cost for the course including lunch and all materials is $10...

WCDS student is Morehead semi-finalist

Byron Bryan of Mount Olive, a senior at Wayne Country Day School, has been named a semi-finalist for the prestigious Morehead Scholarship at UNC-Chapel. He is among 252 semi-finalists selected and will interview in January. The Morehead program provides a...

Maxwell named to Campbell trustees

Hugh Gordon Maxell III has been elected to the Campbell University Board of Trustees. Maxwell is owner and president of Goldsboro Milling Co. The company and its subsidiaries employ more than 3,000 people and produce approximately 13 million turkeys and...

Officials warn shoppers, travelers to be wary this weekend

Wayne County Sheriff's Office officials are urging residents to be on the lookout as they finish up their last-minute shopping or leave home to visit relatives for Christmas. Officials say thieves tend to get more brazen and desperate around the...

Cyclist remains in critical condition

A Wayne County man remains in critical condition after being involved in an accident earlier this month in Greene County., Dave Galloway, a member of the Seyboro Cyclists bicycling club, was badly injured Dec. 14 when he collided head-on with...

Inmates share story of holiday in their own play

The costumes were simple, the stage sparse and the actors nervous. Gathering their courage, 36 men donned their robes Tuesday night, worked to remember their lines and places on stage and avoided eye contact with their friends in the audience...

Correction

A story in Friday's New-Argus about United Way's Bring It On campaign incorrectly described Gregg Miner as chief executive officer of AAR. Miner is the company's general manager....

North Carolina tree makes trip to Korea

When a custom box arrived at the Jarrell home on an Army base in South Korea earlier this month, the smell gave away what was inside. Goldsboro resident Ed Ellis had made it happen -- his little girl had finally...