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Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Ballet to perform

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Sayward Russell, center, teaches Goldsboro Ballet apprentice dancers some new choreography. Ms. Russell is one of three guest instructors working with the apprentice and company dancers this week. She is a dance education and performance dance major...

Mooring upsets Chance in deeds primary

Lois Mooring has a special request for her family, friends and other backers -- mow your lawns. "I need to ask my supporters to cut around those yard signs a little longer," she said this morning Mrs. Mooring will...

Butterfield picked as new congressman

A hint of scandal didn't seem to bother voters in the 1st Congressional District, who not only returned a Democrat to Congress, but picked one who acknowledged a longtime friendship with U.S. Rep. Frank Ballance, who resigned the seat....

Only about 13 percent turn out for elections in Wayne

Wayne County had only a light voter turnout for Tuesday's primaries and special election. The Board of Elections was still determining this morning how many ballots were cast, but turnout was less than 7,500, or about 13 percent of...

LaRoque beats Starling in House race

Willie Ray Starling of Mount Olive failed in his attempt Tuesday to unseat N.C. Rep. Stephen LaRoque. In the Republican primary, Starling bested the legislator in both Wayne and Greene counties, but LaRoque proved too strong in Lenoir, his...

Pope, Edwards are honored by Jaycees

One winner was described as being as old as dirt, and the other was just getting started. Police Sgt. Ken Edwards and firefighter Jourdon Pope were honored Tuesday night by the Goldsboro Jaycees as the police officer and firefighter...

Briefly

Model-airplane show The Wayne Miniature Aeronautics Club will hold its 14th annual model-airplane show Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its field on N.C. 581 north of Cherry Hospital. The show is free to the public. Food and...

Concerns raised over plan for historic district

No one was totally against a city ordinance Monday that would attempt to stop the deterioration of historic buildings, but citizens did voice some concerns about how it would be enforced. The Goldsboro City Council held a public hearing...

John Berry to perform

John Berry will be the special guest at the 23rd annual Colgate Country Showdown on Saturday at the Paramount Theater at 7 p.m., and will perform a concert immediately following the contest. Berry has multiple gold and platinum albums...

Correction

The name of Elsie Hall, program administrator for the Central Michigan University campus at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, was incorrect in Sunday's News-Argus article about CMU's graduation....

Raza Festival endorsed

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin commissioners voted Monday to endorse the upcoming Raza Festival in Warsaw. Commissioners Chairman L.S. Guy said last year's festival held in Faison was a huge success without endorsement from the county. It had great support from...

Public records

Shooting arrest A Goldsboro teen-ager was arrested Tuesday by Goldsboro police and charged with shooting a man after taking his car last week. Kelvin Buffalo Jr., 16, of Vanderbilt Circle was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent...

DART-Cherry probation officers have unique job

Wayne County has more than 40 probation and parole officers, but three who have unusual jobs are assigned to the Drug and Alcohol Treatment center at Cherry Hospital, the only such facility in the state. Steve Roman, Matt Winslow...

Peacock reunion

The 22nd annual reunion of the Peacock Family Association of the South will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Holiday Inn Express in Goldsboro. Highlights of the reunion will include the unveiling of the Peacock Cookbook and a...

Old Waynesborough Commission may seek funding

The Old Waynesborough Commission is developing ideas of what needs to be done with the recently acquired state park land and how much it will cost to make the ideas a reality. After the decisions are made, commission board...

Neighbors object to school site

Neighborhood residents opposed a request Monday to put another Montessori School on South Harding Drive. Larry and Linda Lean asked the city to rezone the north side of South Harding Drive between New Hope Road and North Park Drive...

Unfinished house burns

KENANSVILLE -- Investigators don't know what caused an early Tuesday morning fire that destroyed a house under construction on Ward's Bridge Road. Duplin Fire Marshal Jimmy Pate said the investigators will be out at the scene again today trying to...

Duplin election results

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Commissioner L.S. Guy of Faison edged out his challenger, Snodie Wilson of Kenansville, again in Tuesday's primary election. Guy was 19 votes ahead when he received 51 percent of the votes in District 1. The...