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Monday, August 16, 2004

4th Wing Change of command

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Col. James M. Holmes, right, takes the 4th Wing's flag from Lt. Gen. Walter E. Buchanan III, commander of the 9th Air Force. For more information see Holmes gets command of 4th Wing....

Dad, 17, accused in child's death

A 14-month-old boy has died and his 17-year-old father has been charged by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office with murder. The toddler, Malachi Jaahonelynn Edmundson, stopped breathing Friday at the father's home, detectives said. After a call to 911,...

Holmes gets command of 4th Wing

The 4th Fighter Wing welcomed Col. James Holmes today as its new commander. "This opportunity to work with you is truly my dream come true," Holmes said during today's ceremony at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. "All of you...

Police hit roadblock in fire investigation

How a fire critically injured a woman and damaged her home last week in Goldsboro remains a mystery to investigators. The victim, Cara Mason, remained hospitalized at the Burn Center at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. The fire occurred before...

Taste of Wayne coming Aug. 31

Do southern-style barbecue and lamb make your mouth water? How do pizza and seafood sound? Top it all off with pie and a flavored coffee and you have the 14th annual Taste of Wayne County. The food-tasting event will...

Primary scheduled Tuesday in race with little interest

Does June make you swoon? Or is Marshall your man? If you've got an opinion and you're a Democrat or unaffiliated voter, the Wayne County Board of Elections wants to hear from you Tuesday. Polling places for the second...

OPINION -- Say what?

On a recent Sunday, my wife, Gloria, had been called upon to deliver the sermon at St. Francis Episcopal Church. She serves there regularly as an ordained deacon. Hence, she is more familiar to some parishioners in her vestments....

Public records

Cigarettes stolen A thief drove a vehicle into the front doors of a convenience store, cut the electric wires and stole 30 boxes of cigarettes, a Goldsboro police report said. The cigarettes, valued at $2,749, were stolen from Fast Lane...

Seven Springs mayor offered leave of absence

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The Seven Springs town board held a brief emergency meeting Friday and decided to ask Jewel Kilpatrick to take a two-month leave of absence rather than resigning as mayor. Mrs. Kilpatrick said Saturday that she might consider...

Horton, Nobers get Hermans

It was a lucky Friday the 13th for winners of Center Stage Theatre's Herman Awards. Twenty-one awards were presented during the annual ceremony at Herman Park Center. This year's theme was "Masquerade Ball," and many of the participants came in...

Duplin treatment program sees success

WARSAW -- Five more people have graduated from a drug and alcohol treatment program that has been praised for having a high success rate. The ceremony was held Tuesday at the Mental Health building in Warsaw for Duplin County's...

Wayne commissioners to consider school counter-offer

The debate over teacher supplements will be back before the Wayne County commissioners Tuesday. The county board has called a work session to discuss the school board's latest offer in negotiations, which have lasted nearly two months. Also Tuesday, the...

Red Cross to conduct inquiries involving Charley victims in Florida

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross is now doing welfare inquiries. Teresa Williams, disaster director, said that means that people here may call to find out the status of those in Florida who were in the area...

Albertson raises $30,000 for library

ALBERTSON -- The Albertson Community Library Corp. has raised nearly $30,000 toward a new library, says one of its members, Janice Grady. "It's coming along," she said about the fund-raising campaign and the renovation work going on at the...