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Sunday, February 1, 2004

The Battle of Goldsborough Bridge

News-Argus/Brent Hood Union infantry soldiers, foreground, ready themselves to enter the battle as the battery companies clear the way with cannon fire during a re-enactment of the Battle of Goldsborough Bridge on Saturday in the Old Waynesborough Village. The...

Hundreds gather for re-enactment of Battle of Goldsborough Bridge

Few people in Wayne County know that Goldsboro was the site of a fierce Civil War battle in 1862. But Saturday about 500 people heard a about the Battle of Goldsborough Bridge and then saw soldiers re-enact the battle...

Jimmy Bryan excited about new council seat

Offices for City Councilman-Elect Jimmy Bryan's business are right behind the water tower in downtown Goldsboro. It's no coincidence that Bryan, who is scheduled to be sworn in Monday as the city's newest councilman, chose downtown over the industrial...

Bryan's swearing-in; Rhodes to be honored

Jimmy Bryan's swearing-in ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Monday in council chambers in City Hall. Before the swearing-in, the Goldsboro City Council will present a resolution of appreciation to Councilman Rhodes for his 16 years of service. After...

Seven Springs breaks ground on CSS Neuse replica

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Volunteers committed Friday to building a replica of the C.S.S. Neuse, a Civil War ironclad boat that was built along the banks of what is now called Seven Springs. Students, town leaders and volunteers gathered at...

Rosewood cheerleader to go to Pro Bowl

Olivia Neal of the Rosewood community is on her way to perform at the National Football League Pro Bowl game at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The game will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, on ESPN. The...

Air Force band to present free concert

MOUNT OLIVE -- The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band will present an evening of musical entertainment at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, at Mount Olive College Hall. The concert is being sponsored by the Goldsboro News-Argus and...

Red Cross to teach abduction prevention

Wayne County Red Cross volunteers will be going into the public schools during March and April to teach more than 9,000 children about abduction prevention and first aid. The Home Alone program will be given to children in grades...

Volunteer Wayne

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151, extension 336, for more information....

Three students nominated to Naval Academy

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. REP. Walter B. Jones has nominated three Wayne County high school students to military academies. Rosewood High School senior Joshua Allen and Jerome Frederick Jr. of Southern Wayne High School were nominated to both the United...

Wayne County Court

Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Odell Kareem Copeland, 23, South Baker Street, Eureka, possession of cocaine, 56 days active, four to five months suspended, 24 months supervised probation (six months intensive probation), $100...

Student news

Five area residents have been named to "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities" at Barton College in Wilson. Students are nominated by college faculty based on academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for...

Public records

Dog bites crook A residential break-in during which the homeowner's dog attacked the thief and was, in turn, assaulted has been chosen by Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers as its latest "Crime of the Week." The break-in occurred between 6 p.m....

Neuse River study would include Wayne

The central section of the Neuse River basin, which includes Wayne County, has been selected for a study designed to protect the water quality of the river. North Carolina's Clean Water Management Trust Fund has awarded $300,000 to the Conservation...

Mozingo named Mount Olive Rescuer of the Year

MOUNT OLIVE -- Phyllis Mozingo is the 2003 Rescue Person of the Year for Mount Olive's emergency services squad. Ms. Mozingo has been with the Mount Olive squad four years. She spent many a night at the squad building...

Lt. Col. Converse promoted

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Lt. Col. Richard "Rick" H. Converse has assumed command of the 2nd Communications Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. He is the son of Roland and Royann Converse of Goldsboro and is a...

Briefly

'Mockingbird' trivia In support of "Wayne County Reads," the Goldsboro News-Argus is sponsoring a weekly trivia contest about "To Kill A Mockingbird." Submit guesses on paper at our office, 310 N. Berkeley Blvd., or mail them to Trivia Contest, Goldsboro...