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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Helping Hands

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Michael Trent, left, 7, and Joshua Gatlin, 6, and more than 50 other Meadow Lane Elementary School students set up an assembly line this morning and made about 100 bag lunches that will be donated to the...

Recount sought in District 1 City Council race

Frankie Anna Lewis has asked for a recount in the race for the District 1 seat on the Goldsboro City Council. Michael Headen finished with a two-vote margin of victory in the election, but following Tuesday's canvass, Mrs. Lewis requested...

Harvey wins Fremont board seat

The Wayne County Board of Election broke out its red bowl to decide the tie in Fremont's District 1 election. Al Lewis and incumbent Billy Harvey both received 11 votes in the general election. Billy Harvey won a drawing to...

Hospital had disappointing financial year

Financially speaking, 2007 was a "disappointing year" for Wayne Memorial Hospital, officials announced Tuesday. For the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, the bottom line unaudited figures came in at $6.7 million, compared to a budgeted $12.5 million, said Becky Craig,...

I-795 signs expected to be up soon

Signs designating the new Interstate 795 between U.S. 70 and Interstate 95 will soon be in place, state Department of Transportation officials said Tuesday. The route, a combination of U.S. 117 and U.S. 264, received its official interstate designation on...

County planners ponder airport height restrictions

With two airports in Wayne County and an eye always focused on protecting Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, the county Planning Board discussed possible new height restrictions around all three airfields Tuesday night. County Planning Director Connie Price explained that...

Cancer Society recognizes volunteers for their efforts

Local volunteers were honored for their service to Wayne County's cancer patients at a banquet Tuesday at New Hope Friends Church. Holding the recognition ceremony was the Wayne County Unit of the American Cancer Society. Rose Whitfield received a plaque...

Free dental clinic Friday and Saturday

A free weekend dental clinic will be offered again this year, on Friday and Saturday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on Harris Street. Sponsored by the Mission of Mercy of North Carolina, its goal is to provide dental care to...

Public record

Robbery Rudolph Jennings, 57, of Poplar Street reported that two black males ran up behind him on South Leslie Street, attacking him and robbing him, Goldsboro police say. Jennings reported he was struck in the head by hands and forced...