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Monday, November 19, 2007

Making holidays bright for needy children

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Santa, also known as Wendell Wood, gives a big wave to fellow riders during the 19th Annual Wayne County Motorcycle Riders Toy Run. More than 500 riders came out to take part in the even, which started...

County will eye sales tax hike vote

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners will attempt again Tuesday to discuss the potential of putting a local sales tax referendum on the ballot -- possibly as early as the May primary -- but no decision is expected to be...

Resident finds body in woods

A Granville Drive woman heard gunshots Saturday night and found a dead body in woods near her home on Sunday morning, a witness and police say. An unidentified man, between the ages of 30 and 40, was found in woods...

Statues will be back atop old City Hall Wednesday

Goldsboro's historic statues will be back at their posts Wednesday -- and residents will get a chance Tuesday to get a close-up look. Justice and Liberty will return to the top of City Hall after their $190,000 makeovers. The statues...

Goldsboro will seek director for new Paramount Theater

There is room for one more at City Hall. He or she will have the duty of glamour and glitter and will be able not only to promote a theater but represent an entire community. That person will be the...

Stoney Creek Alliance will try to get ideas for proposed park

The Stoney Creek Park Alliance is getting down to business, with the first task being to decide what specific features will be in the new park. And one of those just might be a spot for those with paws. From...

Local Realtor, builder Bill Dees, 67, dies after long battle with cancer

Bill Dees, a leading figure in the Wayne County real estate business and an active community supporter, died Sunday after a long illness. He was 67. Dees was the founder of Century 21 Dees and Tyndall Realtors and the owner...

Red Cross offers holiday safety tips

Everyone is busily preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday and safety is probably not the first thing on the list. The Wayne County Chap-ter of the American Red Cross is urging people to be cautious in the kitchen and take action...

Walnut Creek gets new mayor as new council takes seats

The Village of Walnut Creek will no longer see Ken Ritt in the mayor's chair. The council said goodbye to Mayor Ken Ritt and hello to Mayor Darrell Horne Friday morning. Horne was excited to take the position. "It felt...

Volunteers sought for emergency reserve

The 38th Regiment of the North Carolina Emergency Reserves is seeking volunteer personnel for its 381st Battalion, headquartered in Johnston County. The team hopes to headquarter at least one company-sized unit in the Goldsboro area in 2008. NCER is an...

Tri-County membership meets at MOC

MOUINTOLIVE -- Tri-County Electric Membership Corp. recently held its 67th Annual Meeting of members at Kornegay Hall on the Mount Olive College campus. Approximately 1,800 people were present with 950 members registering from Wayne, Duplin, Lenoir, Johnston, Jones, Sampson and...

Restaurant driver accidentally hits cars, injures three in parking lot

The father of the owner of a Goldsboro restaurant accidentally struck and injured three pedestrians in the restaurant's parking lot Saturday night, police say. J.D. McCall, 79, Vail Road, Pikeville, is charged with failure to see before backing and unsafe...

ASU names new communications facility for Beasley

BOONE -- A new radio and television complex in Appalachian State University's Department of Communication has been named for broadcasting entrepreneur and former Goldsboro Board of Education member George G. Beasley of Naples, Fla., following action taken by the Appalachian...