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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Former jewelry store spared

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Greg Riley stands outside the old Giddens Jewelry store on Center Street, the home of his law firm, Riley and Orander. The building, the oldest commercial structure downtown, was spared the morning the Paramount Theater burned. For...

Proposed shelter site won't work

Wayne County officials are looking for another home for a new animal shelter after engineers' reports concluded the soil at the proposed site near the Goldsboro-Wayne Municipal Airport cannot support the facility. County officials, contractor Walter Vick and other architects...

Standoff ends peacefully

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A standoff with law enforcement and a wanted man ended peacefully Wednesday when a relative intervened and led them to the suspect who was hiding in a closet. Wayne County sheriff's deputies and state troopers descended on...

Potter chosen as Seven Springs mayor

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The Seven Springs Town Board of Commissioners has elected Steve Potter as mayor. The vote was split during the board's meeting Wednesday night at Town Hall. Commissioners Danny Carter and Allen Cash voted for Carter as mayor,...

Not all was lost: Paramount fire did not destroy historic store

Not all was lost when the Paramount Theater burned. In fact, while crowds watched the flames and smoke rise above a town landmark with tear-filled eyes, one of Goldsboro's most historic structures was spared -- the old Giddens Jewelry store...

Deputies practice school response

Gripping handguns, Wayne County sheriff's deputies inched down the school hallway. They knew a man had barged into the learning facility and killed several children, and they had one mission -- to take him out. This was the mock scenario...

Rawlings new Fremont police chief

The Fremont Police Department has a new chief. The Town of Aldermen unanimously voted Tuesday night to name Ron Rawlings, a retired highway patrol first sergeant, to the post. Rawlings, 54, of Goldsboro, is expected to take the helm in...