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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Giving to others

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airman 1st Class Melinda Upchurch, left, helps Nicole Curry fill bags with gifts for her four children, ranging in age from 2 to 8 years old, at the Salvation Army Tuesday. For more...

Board OKs facilities proposal first step

The Board of Education voted 6-1 Tuesday to accept a $23 million proposal from the county commission to fund a portion of the district's construction plan. But that does not mean the rift between the two boards is completely mended....

Commission says this is only start of funding plans

As they waited on the Wayne County Board of Education to adopt the $23 million school facilities proposal presented last week, county commissioners began looking forward Tuesday morning to the second phase of the long-term construction effort. "Phase two is...

Low collections make for tougher holiday for charity

Maj. Andrew Wiley remembers when local residents would show up at his William Street office weeks before Christmas with cash, checks and presents for needy families. But that "just has not happened" this year. In fact, Goldsboro's Salvation Army commander...

Volunteers make Christmas special for needy families

Marta just could not spare the $20. So instead of leaving her 1-year-old daughter at home with a babysitter, the single mother put her in the car and headed toward William Street. Lucy won't likely remember where they ended up...

Inspections Department will add employee to handle future development needs

Goldsboro's inspections department will add one more employee soon to handle anticipated needs as development increases, officials decided Monday. City Council approved the addition of a building plans examiner position at its meeting Monday night -- a move Chief Building...

Cliffs of the Neuse plans bird crafts, hiking with ranger

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Cliffs of the Neuse State Park will present the program "Christmas Crafts for the Birds," Saturday at 2 p.m. The public can join the park ranger at the picnic area at 2 p.m. to make a bird...

Public record

Armed robberies investigated Goldsboro residents reported two armed common law robberies Tuesday, police say. Joshua Head of U.S. 117 North said he was in a parking lot in the 100 block of North Center Street around 10:35 p.m. Tuesday when...