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Friday, August 10, 2007

'Whimsical Whirligigs' at the Arts Council of Wayne County

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Gail Barnes and her 2-year-old grandson, Brian Barnes, look at one of the whirligigs by folk artist Vollis Simpson. Twenty-five of Simpson’s works and paintings by local children went on display Thursday at the Arts Council of...

Butterball will move its offices to Garner

The announcement that Butterball, the nation's largest turkey producer, will relocate its corporate headquarters from Mount Olive to Garner in spring 2008 came as no surprise Thursday morning when the news was made public. "I think we all knew they...

Suspect arrested in Tuesday shooting

One man is behind bars for his alleged involvement in a shooting on Creech Street early Tuesday that claimed the life of Goldsboro man. Joseph Irwin Knight, 24, of East Walnut Street, faces one count of murder in the shooting...

County health officials are taking aim at summer's tick, mosquito dangers

Local health officials want residents to know that with warmer weather comes more reason to watch out for ticks, mosquitos and the diseases they bring. Encephalitis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are prevalent in this state, said David Hesselmeyer, bioterrorism...

Storms cause concern across some N.C. areas

Heavy storms raked portions of Wayne County Thursday evening, knocking down some trees and causing scattered power outages. County emergency officials said there was no severe damage, but that lightning struck a grocery store in Mount Olive and high winds...

Building gift prompts town hall debate

There's disagreement in Pikeville over a town resident's gift -- the old BB&T building on Main Street. Mold and location are the two main concerns, town officials say. Town Mayor Herbert Siegel said this week that the donated building could...

Nominations sought for volunteer awards

Nominations are being taken for the 2007 North Carolina Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service. Forms are available at Volunteer Wayne/RSVP office at Wayne Community College or by calling Barbara Stiles at 735-5151, ext. 702. The deadline for returning the forms...

Chamber seminar

A lunch-and learn-seminar, "Creating a Marketing Plan," will be sponsored Tuesday from noon until 1 p.m. by the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce. It will be held in the board room at the chamber offices at 308 N. William St....

Public record

Thefts reported *James Joel Allen reported someone broke into his home in the 300 block of Winsor Drive and stole a computer, DVD player, 35 mm camera, all valued at $1,250. *Wanda Lynch Foster reported someone broke into her home...

Peace College offering teacher education course

RALEIGH -- Peace College is accepting applications for a new evening teacher education program designed to help area working adults earn licensure to teach. The program is designed to be convenient for working professionals -- including teaching assistants and other...

'Fill the Boot' drive for MDA starts today

The City of Goldsboro Fire Department will be conducting its first "Fill The Boot" drive of the year to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association today, Saturday and Sunday at Wal-Mart on Spence Avenue. The campaign raises money to help MDA...