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Friday, February 13, 2004

Farewell

News-Argus/Sam Atkins Pfc. Jacob Bowen, far right, with the 230th Support Battalion Headquarters Company, joined his family after the farewell ceremony in Fayetteville. He is stationed in Goldsboro. From left are his mother Susan, brother Sean, dad Tom, brother...

Crowd says farewell to National Guard

FAYETTEVILLE -- A large crowd filled the Crown Coliseum on Thursday to bid farewell to nearly 5,000 soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard's 30th Heavy Separate Brigade, which includes members from Wayne County. The 230th Support Battalion is...

Couple plans Valentine wedding

Valentine's Day is almost here -- a time when sweethearts celebrate their special love. Couples who are engaged celebrate a new love. Couples who have been married for years celebrate a long-lasting love. One couple celebrating a new love...

School board continues work on building plan

The school board is closer than it has ever been to getting its construction plan in motion, say some board members. "We're a whole lot closer to seeing some brick and mortar going up," said board Vice Chairman Lehman...

United Way receives gift

The United Way of Wayne County received a special Valentine's Day greeting from the Goldsboro plant of Cooper Industries' Cooper Bussmann division and the Cooper Crouse-Hinds plant at LaGrange. It was a check for $9,559 to match all the 2003...

Public records

Armed men rob bakery, workers Three men, two armed with handguns, robbed a Hispanic bakery Thursday night and fled with $2,000 in cash and $6,500 in prepaid telephone calling cards, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. The store...

EWM teachers receive grants

Two Eastern Wayne Middle School teachers have been selected to receive national grants funded by the Aerospace Education Foundation. Beverly Boltinhouse and Wilson Mewborn were two of only four North Carolina teachers chosen for the 2004 Educator Grants. The teachers...

Briefly

Perdue to visit Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue is scheduled to speak next week at the Goldsboro Rotary Club. The club meets Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Goldsboro Country Club. A buffet lunch costs $5. The public is invited. Ms....

School raises $11,000 for heart

Schools across the county and the country participated in Jump Rope for Heart this week to support the American Heart Association. Eastern Wayne Elementary School students raised more than $11,000 for the cause. Terry Butler, physical education specialist at...

Schools plan to comply with grease trap rule

Wayne County school officials say they have known about the need for grease traps since last year and are complying with the city's request to have them at 16 schools in the system. At a meeting of the school...

Correction -- Barratt promoted

Information about Deputy Ian Barratt, one of the six Wayne County sheriff's officers recently promoted, was inadvertently omitted from Wednesday's issue. Barratt was promoted to sergeant in the civil division. The information should have read: Barratt, a Southern Wayne High...