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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Kerr selected for Wall of Firsts

Retiring state Sen. John Kerr says he didn't know what to make of the Rev. William J. Barber the first time he met him. "I thought to myself, 'Either this is the smartest man I've ever met, or he's a...

Fraternal Order of Police take children Christmas shopping

Jasmine McLamb, 6, had to count the days in her head. She looked at a cart full of toys and clothes, including a mechanized dog. "Is it the 20th?" she said, waiting for confirmation near a Spence Avenue Wal-Mart checkout...

After the storm: Tornado victim trying to pick up the pieces

A cold, driving rain brought consciousness back to Argiro Gomez Nov. 15. It was well after midnight when he opened his eyes to the scene left by the tornado that touched down on his Kenly home. "I was lying down...

City's revenue shortfall forcing tax talk

City officials say residents will likely pay more in taxes in mid-2009 -- especially with a projected $1.8 million revenue shortfall. And that deficit is linked -- in part -- to reduced citizen usage of some city services, and more...

Firefighters take children on shopping trip

Mar-Mac Volunteer Fire Depart-ment's honor guard spends most of its time protecting the community from fires and other emergencies, but come Christmas, its members play Santa Claus. Chief Bill Harrell read about the "Shop With an Officer" program for...

Suspect sought in bank robbery

News-Argus Staff Writers Goldsboro police need help identifying a man they say is a suspect in a Friday morning bank robbery. Police are still looking for a light-skinned, black male -- about 5 foot, 6 inches to 5 foot 11...

Mount Olive trades forest access for NCSU advice

MOUNT OLIVE -- Along with serving as a way to dispose of treated wastewater, the town's new tree farm also will be part of a research program through North Carolina State University. The research isn't a revenue producer for...

Goldsboro Milling employees help families at Christmas

At the Goldsboro Milling Co. office, the spirit of giving burst into bloom as a host of angels sprouted on one special evergreen in the company's main office. The company has donated Christmas presents to needy children since Hurricane...

Gateway orders bus; advisory board next

The Goldsboro/Wayne Transportation Authority (GATEWAY) Tuesday agreed to enter into a contract with the state to obtain about $26,000 to help pay for the $325,000 bus the system has ordered. Federal funds will pay the lion's share, about $270,000,...