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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Recreation Center back on council agenda

The on-again, off-again Recreation Center project will be back on the Goldsboro City Council agenda Monday. The change comes just two months after the Recreation Center Committee met at City Hall to discuss the fact that the same economic climate...

Pancakes raise money for Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County held its annual pancake breakfast Saturday to raise money for the club's youth program operations. For just $5, hungry patrons could support the club and have all the hand-cooked pancakes and...

Security tightened in clerk's office

Security for the Wayne County Clerk of Courts office tightened this week, the result of a security study that raised concerns about unchecked access to the facility. After years of unlocked doors and almost completely unrestricted entry to the court...

County teachers take home 24 chamber mini-grants

Santa came early this year, with 24 mini-grants presented to teachers at 10 schools on Friday. The Business and Education Partnership, a committee of the Wayne Education Network sponsored by the Wayne Charitable Partnership and the Wayne County Chamber...

Tuscarora Scouts hold reunin, centennial kickoff

Tuscarora Council Boy Scouts of all ages converged on Wayne Community College Saturday to hold a reunion -- and to get a head start on celebrating the Scouts' national centennial, which will be observed next year. More than 300...

Bailey's Jewelry observes 50th anniversary

A gem of a business in Goldsboro is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. Bailey's Jewelry of Goldsboro, located at 1209 N. Berkeley Blvd., was first opened in 1959 by Thurman Bailey. Today, the business is run by Alan...

Study aimed at creating county 'brand'

BY STEVE HERRING News-Argus Staff Writer Wayne County and Goldsboro are known for "unequaled" barbecue, a world-renowned Air Force base and a sense of "spirited giving," of rallying around causes and helping those in need. In others words, it is...

Holidays increase needs at Social Services

Christmas is a busy time for the Wayne County Department of Social Services -- but the needs of the people the agency serve continue year-round, says Director Debbie Jones. The agency has been fortunate this year, she said, with...

Red Cross volunteers honored

A 28-year volunteer with the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross received the group's top award at a recognition ceremony Thursday. Roberto Mendoza was named the recipient of the Mary C. Norwood Volunteer of the Year Award for...

CCOG gives back to community

Because of a simple desire to help youngsters at Christmas, more than 40 foster children's holiday were brightened Saturday with the gift of shoes, coats and toys. For the past seven years, Chevrolet-Cadillac of Goldsboro has, without fanfare, sponsored...

Pension fund could cost county

An increase in the amount Wayne County has to contribute to the North Carolina Local Government Retire-ment System could cost the county about $480,000 annually -- or just under one pen-ny on the current tax rate. The cities of...

Rain didn't stop these parades

Drizzling rain and cold weather Saturday didn't dampen the Christmas spirit in Wayne County as hundreds of people turned out for local holiday parades. Fremont was one of two towns in the area that decided to proceed with its...