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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Shoppers hit local stores as 'tax-free' winds down

A few dollars on a backpack. A dozen more on T-shirts and jeans. And some pocket change on loose leaf paper. This weekend's tax-free sales saved the Sanchez family -- and many others in Wayne County -- plenty of...

StageStruck veteran actress is headed for bright lights, big city

Hailey Best's list of possibilities for her future have included everything from kindergarten teacher to a career in politics or law. But after all the exploring and all the wondering, she is back to where it all started, to a...

Mayor blasts NAACP motives

An assault on a police officer case that ended in the courts with a plea deal on July 30 is still on the mind of Goldsboro's mayor. But Al King isn't thinking about how the guilty plea vindicated his police...

Controversial arrest ends in plea deal

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story originally ran in the July 31, 2009 print edition of the Goldsboro News-Argus. A case that drew complaints from the NAACP over the actions of two Goldsboro police officers ended in a plea deal on July...

Developer pulls Rosewood project

A state agency has accomplished what a firestorm of public outcry was unable to do -- sound the death knell for a controversial low-rent housing project in the Rosewood community. "We did not get funding," Goldsboro developer John T....

Summer work program gave students taste of adult world

Sixteen-year-old Billy Hamm was frank about his former employment prospects, and what he believes a summer work program did for him. "I never really thought that I would have a job," Hamm said to a sizable audience who had gathered...

Shortage of blood reported

The American Red Cross has issued an urgent appeal for donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood. These types are in critical status, which means there is about a three-day supply on the shelves, a...

Sheriff warns of scam artists posing as magazine salesmen

As a result of complaints by concerned citizens, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office has issued a public notice warning residents of scam artists operating door-to-door in the area. "United Family Circulation, DBA Legacy Sale Door-to-Door Solicitors Magazine Subscriptions: "Legacy Sale...

Price Rite Cleaners is open in Cloth Barn shopping center

Price Rite Cleaners at 2311 E. Ash St., opened in The Cloth Barn shopping center to some fanfare, including a ribbon-cutting attended by Mayor Al King. Matthew Hill, owner-operator, said so far he's happy with the response the business...

School supplies giveaway

Brenda Lewis, left, helps Jashon and Jailyn Burns pick out backpacks while their grandmother Ernestine Lewis looks on during the first Back to School Bash School Supplies Giveaway at the Goldsboro Worship Center Saturday. More than 500 backpacks were given...

Guardian Brotherhood rides for wounded warriors

The Guardian Brotherhood first introduced itself to Goldsboro on a September morning in 2007. A group of motorcycle riders with military ties, bound together by a sense of duty to help others who have worn and still wear the...

Duplin schools report scores

Eleven of 16 Duplin County schools achieved adequate yearly progress goals for the 2008-09 school year, the Duplin County School Board discussed Tuesday. As a county, all elementary and middle schools made AYP in reading and math, and most...

Dr. Silver recognized by ag agents

Dr. George Silver has received the 2009 Service To Agriculture Award from the North Carolina Association of County Agriculture Agents. The award was presented at the organization's annual meeting recently. Dr. Silver received the award for his years of diligently...

School supply drives crucial

Parents struggling to stretch a dollar can be even more stressed when it comes time to pick up back to school supplies. Sometimes being able to afford pencils and paper is a hardship, says Sudie Davis, executive director of Communities...