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Sunday, May 16, 2004

Relay breaks fund-raising record

This year's Relay for Life did something it has never done before -- it raised half a million dollars. Dr. Lee Adams, one of three co-chairmen, said the unofficial total currently stands at $496,160. But teams will be turning...

Goldsboro man earns Bronze Star for service in Iraq

Thousands of red and green lights flashed in the dark sky over the head of Spc. Gene "Gino" McClellan Jr. They resembled fireworks, he said, but they were not signs of people celebrating freedom. They were bullets bombarding his...

Daniels continues family baking tradition

Melanie Daniels remembers spending many Saturdays as a child in her grandfather's bakery in Goldsboro. Her grandfather, then the owner of Mickey's Pastries, would tie an apron on her and give her dough, a rolling pin and flour. After...

Zoning request in annexed area faces opposition

A request to zone land near the newly annexed area of Goldsboro has at least one opponent. The council will hold a public hearing Monday on the request from Lane Farms and Howells Properties to zone the east side...

Members of military Survivor Benefit Plan get closer to full payout

Survivors of military retirees who signed up for the Survivor Benefit Plan may finally receive what they say they are owed. The House Armed Services Committee said it has approved eliminating the Social Security offset under the Survivor Benefit Plan...

Minister seeks to form local mental-health advocacy group

When a member of John Crowe's family began having mental problems, he was able to find help for his relative. But there was nothing available to help him deal with that family member. Then three years ago, he heard about...

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, or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Student News

Caroline E. Holzkamm, a sophomore at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, was presented the James R. Hailey Leadership and Service Award. The award, which usually goes to a senior, was presented at the Honors Convocation Ceremony on May...

Committee to resume meetings on funding new Duplin school

ROSE HILL -- A committee formed to find money to build a new middle school near James Kenan High School will start meeting again. The Duplin County commissioners and school board members discussed the matter over breakfast Thursday at...

Central Alumni to hold homecoming

Central Alumni & Friends Inc. will have its 32nd annual homecoming on Memorial Day weekend. Those honored during this year's festivities are Central classes of 1944, 1954, and 1964, and Eastern Wayne classes of 1974, 1984, 1994 and 2004. The...

Wayne County court news

Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Frankie Javay Holmes, 21, East Holly Street, common-law robbery, dismissed. *Walter Scott Bunn, 24, Pelletier Town Road, LaGrange, forgery and uttering, 70 to 93 months (habitual felon). *Lisa...

Briefly

Tax list Those who have not paid their Wayne County property taxes are listed in an insert today's News-Argus. The list is provided by the Wayne County Tax Office and is for accounts not paid as of May 6. Annexation...

Public record

Teacher jumped John Elbert Twitty, 49, a teacher at Brogden Middle School reported that he was assaulted by a 13-year-old student Friday when he tried to break up a fight. According to the report, one of the students jumped on...