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Sunday, January 18, 2004

Getting base contracts can be rewarding

ATLANTIC BEACH -- Wayne County businesses may be ignoring Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, merely because they're worried about getting snared in red tape. But some assistance is available to help businesses navigate through the bureaucratic mazes and market...

King remembered in Freedom March

Wayne County residents celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday afternoon marching and singing down Center Street in Goldsboro. The first Freedom March in Goldsboro was sponsored by the local NAACP branch. About 30 people gathered on...

Annexing northeast area to be discussed

The Goldsboro City Council will decide Tuesday night whether to spend $250,000 to begin the process of annexing areas northwest of town. The meeting is being held at 7 p.m. Tuesday instead of Monday because of the Martin Luther...

'Mockingbird' trivia fun - win a book

In support of "Wayne County Reads," the Goldsboro News-Argus will sponsor a weekly trivia contest about "To Kill A Mockingbird." A trivia question will appear in each Sunday's edition for the next eight weeks. Some questions could be answered by...

USA Weekend being withheld because of slur

USA Weekend, a supplement that appears on Sundays in the News-Argus, is not being distributed today because this week's edition contained a racial slur. Editors of the publication notified the News-Argus and other newspapers that the slur had been...

Public record

Drug charges The Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad arrested and charged Crystal Ann Thigpen Martin, 24, and Randy Chester Parsons II, 22, both of W. Main Street in Pikeville with possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, maintaining...

300 Jurors will be summoned for murder trial

Three hundred jurors will be summoned for the trial of Eric Glenn Lane, who is accused of murdering 5-year-old Precious Ebony Whitfield in 2002. Judge G.K. Butterfield Jr. of Wilson decided that Friday during a hearing on 49 pretrial...

Briefly

Barbecue news "He makes the bet and I pay the debt," said Wilber Shirley. He was talking about Gov. Mike Easley. He was just joking, though. He didn't mind the governor putting up a mess of Wilber's barbecue in a...

Wayne Community College Honor Students

Fifty-six students joined Wayne Community College's honor society in its traditional fall induction ceremonies witnessed by faculty, staff, friends and family. The students accepted the invitation of the Upsilon Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for...

Wayne Men and Women in the Military

Jeron Collins Navy Seaman Apprentice Jeron Collins has been presented a Letter of Commendation for Outstanding Professionalism while serving as a deck seaman on the USS Iwo Jima from August to October 2003 as a member of the Naval Component...

Southern Wayne students protest dress code - one suspended

Several Southern Wayne High School students say they plan to appear before the school board to debate the validity of a dress code that forbids wearing clothing related to their southern heritage. Josh Keating, 16, a junior at the...

Two farmers choosen for seminar

Wayne County farmers, Daryl Anderson and Kelvin Norris, have been selected for participation in the 2004 Master Farm Management Seminar at N.C. State University. They are among a select group of only 36 chosen to attend. The Master Farm Management...

Wayne gets state orders on elections

The Wayne County Elections Office received the state orders regarding two municipal elections just before 5 p.m. Friday, and managed to serve City Councilman J.B. Rhodes before the end of business. The State Board of Elections upheld the results...

News-Argus website evolving

To our readers: Starting Monday, the Goldsboro News-Argus site on the Internet -- www.newsargus.com -- will take on a new look and offer new features to its visitors. Readers will be able to search the newspaper's archives, which are now...