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Sunday, December 1, 2013

United Way campaign in final push

Compared to past years, the United Way of Wayne County is a little behind in raising funds for its capital campaign due to lower input from corporate campaigns across the county. "We're not ahead this year, but we're not...

Small businesses get a chance to strut their stuff

Small Business Saturday was pretty much a normal day for most of Goldsboro's small business owners. But the designation did give some a chance to offer customers special deals while shining a light on the often overlooked importance of...

Sanitary districts were formed on their own

Sanitary districts were authorized by a state law that dates back to the 1920s. However, Wayne County's first district, Southern Wayne, wasn't formed until May 1976. Fork Township Sanitary District was the second in September 1986. They were followed by...

County wants power to alter water boundaries

Wayne County commissioners' campaign to win legislative approval allowing them to alter sanitary district lines amounts to forced annexation, Wayne Water Districts Manager Steve Hamilton said. "If a group of people touch our district, and they want to be annexed,...

City Council to choose mayor pro tem

The Goldsboro City Council is expected to choose which councilman will serve as mayor pro tem for the coming year at its meeting Monday night. The mayor pro tem leads Council meetings in the absence of the mayor and represents...

Salvation Army looking for volunteers to cut costs

The Salvation Army spent $15,000 last year to pay people to ring bells for its kettle campaign. The organization is hoping more people volunteer this year so that more money can be used to help more people in this community....

New law aimed at stopping vehicle thieves

A new law designed to reduce the number of vehicles that are stolen and then sold for parts or crushed goes into effect today. Salvage yards and recyclers will now be required to verify vehicle information with the North...

Seven Springs Christmas tree

Camden Jones gets a boost from his father, Shorty Jones, in order to help trim the tree at the Seven Springs Town Hall on Saturday. Almost 100 people turned for the second annual event, at which residents place ornaments...

Black Friday cash winner

Byron Gould, left, of Goldsboro was the winner of $200 in the News-Argus Black Friday Cash Giveaway. Managing Editor Dennis Hill presents him with the check. The drawing was held Friday after the Thursday night event held by the...

Mount Olive veteran says real story of 'Black Hawk Down' untold

According to former Staff Sgt. Thomas Oates, Hollywood got it wrong. Oates wants his former fellow solders recognized for their part in the infamous fight portrayed in the movie "Black Hawk Down," saying the movie version of the battle...

Family looks for help in fighting cancer

After years of battling skin cancer that resulted in more than 100 minor surgeries, Bobby Edwards, 48, has now found a battle that he needs more than the usual help to win. Recently diagnosed with adena squamous-cell carcinoma, Edwards...

Energy assistance applications taken beginning Monday

Wayne County residents may begin applying Monday for energy assistance through the federally funded Low Income Energy Assistance Program. Applications will be taken through Jan. 31 or until funds are exhausted at the Wayne County Department of Social Services,...

Choral Showcase Tuesday through Thursday

The 13th annual Wayne County Public Schools Choral Showcase will be performed over three nights this week. Holiday season songs will be featured on the program, which will be presented Dec. 3, 4 and 5 at Goldsboro High School....

Berkeley post office to extend hours

The U.S. Postal Service has announced that it will extend retail hours in a number of select postal offices across the state during the last two weekends before the Christmas holidays. The Berkeley Station at 100 Cashwell Drive is one...

Aycock birthplace to celebrate holidays

FREMONT -- Visitors will be able to see the feast of a late 19th century Christmas including meats, collards, biscuits, and plum pudding as might have covered the table at the Aycock farm when the Charles B. Aycock Birthplace Historic...