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Monday, January 19, 2004

Sun colors vapor trail

News-Argus/Brent Hood The late-afternoon sun on the vapor trail of this commercial jet almost looks as if the plane is leaving flames behind it as it files over Goldsboro....

Goldsboro man missing at sea

SWANSBORO -- The search for a Goldsboro man lost at sea has been suspended pending further developments, according to a Coast Guard official at Fort Macon. Alan Braswell at the Fort Macon Coast Guard station said the search will not...

Guaranteed workers

ATLANTIC BEACH -- People don't generally show up for the first day of work with any promise that they can do the job. In Wayne County, that could change. County officials are considering a proposal to guarantee its work...

Hood announces for commissioners

Mark Hood has announced his intention to run for the District 4 county commissioner seat, currently held by Efton Sager. Sager, a Republican, has not yet said whether he will run for re-election. Hood, a Democrat and native of Grantham,...

J.D. Evans to run again

County Commissioner J.D. Evans has announced that he will seek re-election in District 3. "Serving as a county commissioner for the last four years has afforded me an opportunity to provide leadership to move the county to a higher level...

Gator bait

In Sunday's Outdoors Column, I wrote of the experience James Thompson had while deer hunting near our coast. He was wading through a swamp when he came upon an alligator that had just grabbed a deer by the leg and...

Public records

House fires A toaster oven and cigarette ash on a couch triggered two small house fires, a Goldsboro Fire Department official said. No one was injured. Damages totaled $2,000 Friday in the fires. The toaster oven caused a fire at...

Barkley and team win weight challenge

Monika Barkley of Goldsboro and her weight-loss team won the Dr. Phil weight-loss challenge today. This means each team member can take someone with them on a four-day trip to a spa of their choice. The trip is worth $7,000....