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Wednesday, March 3, 2004

American Legion building coming down

From the outside, the red brick building at 221 W. Pine St. looks sturdy, and only slightly neglected. A few window panes are cracked or broken, and weeds sprout around the steps. Vines snake across the roof, but the...

Teen recovering from crash

Spring Creek High School senior Michael Barrow played on his football team's defensive line. He was named this year's homecoming king. One week ago, he was riding with friend and classmate Ben Barwick to Mount Olive to get an...

Pedestrian killed

A 40-year-old Goldsboro man walking on East Ash Street was struck by a passing vehicle and killed Tuesday night, according to Goldsboro police. The victim was identified as Mark Allen Bunch of Apartment 8, 1804 E. Ash St. Police said...

Duplin school district restores lines

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County school board voted Tuesday night to restore the attendance line between two school districts after hearing concerns from residents in north Duplin County. Superintendent Tommy Benson said the board put the line between North...

Ballantine pledges support for base

N.C. Sen. Patrick Ballantine promised Tuesday to be an advocate for Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and the state's other military bases if he's elected governor this fall. During a meeting at the Goldsboro News-Argus, Ballantine, a Republican, noted...

F-100 static display

People driving down Wright Brothers Avenue on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will notice another piece of history soaring above. An F-100 Super Sabre static display was unveiled Tuesday in the base's Heritage Park. The F-100 model was flown...

Eureka deciding on law enforcement

EUREKA -- The town board is leaning toward hiring off-duty deputies to patrol the town after several break-ins. Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders, law enforcement officials, residents and business owners gathered at Geddy's Cafe for the board's meeting on...

Briefly

Pikeville receives grant The N.C. Rural Economic Development Center has announced that it will give a $400,000 grant to the town of Pikeville for its sewer system improvements. The grant will assist in the ongoing overhaul of the outdated sewer...

Public records

Natural causes A 61-year-old man whose body was found in a field behind the 1600 block of Courtyard Circle died of natural causes, Goldsboro police announced today. The body of Willie West Weatherspoon of 2202 Courtyard Circle was found by...

Mini grants given

The education committee of Wayne County Chamber of Commerce surprised teachers with its second round of teacher mini-grants. The Business and Education Partnership, sponsored by the Wayne Charitable Partnership and the chamber, delivered 11 grants to teachers at eight schools...

Indictments

Two people have been indicted by the Wayne County Grand Jury on charges of first-degree murder and weapons offenses in connection with last summer's shooting death of a Goldsboro man. Dwight Eugene Sloan, 22, of Decoy Drive, Pikeville, and...