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Monday, June 21, 2004

Cooling off at the cliffs

Bobby Williams The umbrellas were out and the swimmers were abundant at Cliffs of the Neuse State Park near Seven Springs over the Father's Day weekend. The weather was stifling on Saturday when this picture was taken before cooling...

Death rate for children drops; infant mortality edges higher

The number of child fatalities in Wayne County has gone down in the last five years, while deaths from birth defects and sudden infant death syndrome have increased. In a comparison of two five-year periods, 1992-1996 and 1998-2002, the...

Corps of Engineers orders clean-up of debris; owner complying

A Goldsboro businessman apologized today for the way his land looks, even though he doesn't figure it's his fault. "I am ashamed of the way that it looks, but I am more ashamed that our tax dollars caused it...

Tobacco buyout plan pleases farmers

Wayne County farmers are pleased with the tobacco buyout the U.S. House approved last week, but are still not sure if a buyout will become a reality. Jerry West farms in northern Wayne and southern Wilson County. The operation...

Stuart seeks vacant Goldsboro council seat

D.A. Stuart, who lost to William Goodman in last year's elections, is seeking to replace him on the Goldsboro City Council. Stuart has submitted his name for the City Council as a possible appointment to the Dis-trict 3 seat. Goodman...

OPINION - Good ol' days?

Elmo Long dropped by on a recent morning to share with me -- and all News-Argus readers -- the story of his son Matthew's being honored as the National 4-H Wildlife Volunteer of the Year. The story subsequently was...

Public records

Snake found Goldsboro police have found a snake that they believe is a pet and want the owner to identify it. Capt. Glenn Barnes said today that the snake was found June 12 on Azalea Drive. Anyone with information on...