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Monday, March 22, 2004

Elections office gets ready for rematch

Close to 5 percent of the registered voters in Goldsboro's District 6 have already chosen their new councilman. The rest of the voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide the rematch election between Danny Roseborough and Jackie...

Over 900 say farewell to Joce

Snap shots of Spc. Jocelyn "Joce" Carrasquillo smiling on the beach with his friends and hugging his family members were shown on a large screen in the First Pentecostal Holiness Church. All was quiet except for some whispers and...

Organizers deem 'Wayne County Reads' a success

The success of the first "Wayne County Reads" has organizers eager to begin booking next year's events. More than a thousand people checked out "To Kill A Mockingbird" materials from Wayne County's public libraries between early January and last...

Theater race appears to have ended

The race to be the first company to build a multiplex theater in Goldsboro appears to be over. Minnesota based United Entertainment Corp. received its foundation permit last week and has begun work. A building permit hasn't yet been...

Williford run for congress

An Oxford man is planning to file for the U.S. House of Representatives' 1st District, setting up a Republican primary this summer. During a visit to Goldsboro on Friday, Jerry Williford said he intended to run "a positive campaign, one...

Health Board discusses smoking policy

The issue of smoking was recently brought before the Wayne County Board of Health, but not to debate its health risks. Health Director James Roosen said he has received a lot of complaints recently from patients, staff members and...

Price named Sportsman of the Year

Gene Price, editor emeritus of the Goldsboro News-Argus, was honored Saturday by the N.C. Wildlife Federation. Price was named the Sportsman of the Year, which is among the Governor's Conservation Achievement Awards. The presentation was made at the North Raleigh...

Clarification

Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders clarified today that he had never given a ride to a suspected drunken driver. Winders had been quoted in a News-Argus story Friday as saying that when he was a rookie in the Goldsboro Police...

Duplin exchanges cans for trees

KENANSVILLE -- About 60 people traded used soda cans for free trees Friday at Kenan Park. The Arbor Day tree give-away is about six years old, says Teresa Quinn with Keep America Beautiful. It's a joint project of the...

Public records

Officer struck; driver charged A Goldsboro police officer and his dog were struck by a van Saturday night on Rudolph Street, a police report said. The driver fled but was arrested later and charged with multiple offenses. Officer David A....