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Flooded land revived as outdoor classroom for forestry students

Four years after the Neuse River spilled over its banks and destroyed a neighborhood south of Goldsboro, Wayne Community College students have begun bringing the land back to life. Forestry students are converting 31 acres off Bryan Boulevard into...

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...

After three decades, Senior Companions' mission still the same

By PHYLLIS MOORE News-Argus Staff Writer 1974. Eight-track tapes, the year Richard Nixon resigned from office, the 55 mph speed limit was introduced, and the Vietnam War ended. Just a few flashbacks introduced on Friday as WAGES Senior Companions marked...

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...

City to get tougher on portable signs

The city is looking for signs. Literally, that is. After a zoning ordinance review meeting last week, the city has renewed its intentions to make sure portable signs and other signs don't clutter the rights of way on city...

Annexation report on its way to Goldsboro City Council

The Goldsboro City Council will receive an annexation report at Monday night's council meeting. The report will outline the area to be annexed and show that it meets the legislative standards to be annexed. At the council's last meeting on...

Soldier focused on preparing Iraq for eventual self-rule

Capt. Adlai Wood of Goldsboro is one of the U.S. Army soldiers who have spent months helping to rebuild Iraq so the country can establish its own government. He is stationed with the 1-37 Armored, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored...

Ceremony marks start of new facility for Boys & Girls Club

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive might have a new Boys & Girls Club next to the old Carver School by the time children get out of school for the summer. That was the expectation expressed during a groundbreaking ceremony...

Girl Scout cookies arrive by the thousands

Girl Scout moms loaded some of the 100,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies from the dock of Security Storage on U.S. 117. They were picking up the orders for their troops in Wayne and Greene counties. Not many Girl...

Public record

Pedestrian hit Anthony Gray, 17, of Hopkins Street, was treated and released at Wayne Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon after he walked into the path of a car driven by Elaine Davis Coats of Pinkey Church Road, Fremont. About $100 damage...

Arts Council plans two-day drawing workshop

The Arts Council of Wayne County will sponsor "Tips, Tricks and Techniques," a two-day drawing workshop for adults, on Wednesday and Thursday, March 17 and 18, at the Arts Council of Wayne County. The sessions are being taught by Jill...