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Monday, December 17, 2007

Holiday packages on the move

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Postal clerk Melvin Deveaux gets the Christmas packages ready for the carriers this morning at the main Post Office on William Street. Some of the carriers are having to make several trips a day in order to...

County will eye incentive for AT&T

With AT&T announcing last week the opening of a broadband technical support call center in the old Winn-Dixie Supermarket on U.S. 117, and the creation of 350 new jobs by the end of the year, the Wayne County Board of...

Moore files for chance to serve 5th District

The field of candidates looking to take over state Sen. John Kerr's District 5 seat is quickly getting crowded, with former Sen. Tony Moore of Pitt County just the latest to wade in. "I'm leaning that direction," Moore said. "I...

County governments look to guard residents' private information online

You might have sympathy for this old story -- leaving something important on the hood or trunk of a car, only to drive away and lose it on highways unknown. Two emergency medical workers in Cabarrus County had it happen...

Results are in from city rec survey

The results are in, and Goldsboro citizens want a walking trail -- just one of several requests for the local parks system. The Parks and Recreation surveys recorded what the citizens of Goldsboro want for their city recreation activities and...

There's still plenty of flu vaccine left

Thomas Smith forced himself to turn into the Health Department parking lot Thursday morning to get his annual flu shot. "It's so convenient here," he said about the Wayne County Health Department on Ash Street. "I don't usually have to...

Vaccination lots warnings aren't a concern here, pediatrician says

Recent vaccination recalls are not a cause for alarm locally, Dr. Dave Tayloe of Goldsboro Pediatrics said Thursday. Nationally this week, Merck recalled one million doses of the Hib vaccine for meningitis. The state's vaccine supply has been affected by...

Rain not nearly enough

Most of Wayne County and surrounding areas received two inches of rain over the weekend. Officials at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base said they recorded 1.96 inches of rainfall on Saturday and Sunday. It was the most rain the area...

MOC students visit Boston

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College Campus Activities Board recently sponsored a trip to Boston for 18 students, which included an opportunity to learn about American history. Under the leadership of Julie Beck, director of student activities, the group...

James Sprunt work force prep courses offered

KENANSVILLE -- Starting in January, the Human Resources Development program at James Sprunt Community College will offer courses to develop specific skills for the work force. They include pre-pharmacy technician, sewing skills for beginners, computer basics for the job search,...

Turkey plant featured on History Channel

The Butterball turkey plant near Mount Olive will be featured tonight on The History Channel's Modern Marvels program. The show, which will be aired at 8 p.m., will show how cold cuts are processed. Butterball is the leading provider of...