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Friday, June 25, 2004

It's a butterfly world

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit There are more than 20,000 varieties of butterflies around the world, and Wayne County is home to several of those varieties. This butterfly was photographed on the grass at Herman Park in Goldsboro....

School cuts coming? Superintendent says funding order will cause reductions

The Wayne County superintendent of schools said today that a requirement to raise teacher supplemental pay will lead to cuts in programs and teachers. Superintendent Steven Taylor said that if the request is implemented, the school board will be...

Col. Holmes to take command of 4th Wing

A new commander of the 4th Fighter Wing will be arriving in August. Col. James Holmes has been assigned to replace the current commander, Brig. Gen. Eric J. Rosborg, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Rosborg has been the 4th...

Arts add green to North Carolina economy

Would you like to know the strength of the nonprofit community arts? In North Carolina the economic effect is $723 million. That's right: Add the dollars professionals working for nonprofit groups are paid, the value of the hours given...

Duplin County board considers contracting out EMS

KENANSVILLE -- Johnston Ambulance Service wants to provide emergency medical service to Duplin County. The Duplin County commissioners heard a pitch from the company during a budget work session Thursday and planned to hear more during a meeting at...

Tom West to retire from county tax office

Save your jokes. After 18 years as Wayne County's tax collector, Tom West has probably heard them. When people see West coming, they say things like, "Oh, my gosh, he's going to get my blood or my money," he...

Children learn farm safety first hand

KINSTON -- Learning the importance of farm safety was made fun and entertaining thanks to county extension agents and volunteers. Around 20 children ages 5-12 from Wayne County joined others for a farm safety day-camp at the Lenoir County...

Clerk's audit finds minor flaw

A semi-annual audit of the Wayne County Clerk of Courts Office has disclosed a minor flaw in the way it maintains bank records. The audit, conducted for the period of Oct. 1, 2003 to March 31, noted that only...

Public records

Three arrested in store robbery Three men from Wilson were arrested early today by Wayne County Sheriff's officers and charged with three counts of felony armed robbery. Deputies had been notified of an armed robbery at a convenience store at...

Briefly

Change of command Col. Kenneth Lynn will take command of the 4th Maintenance Group from Col. Donald Chew in a ceremony on Wednesday. The new group commander comes from Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C., where he was a student...