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Monday, October 18, 2004

Renewing vows

News-Argus/Becky Barclay The Rev. Thomas McLendon, left, officiates at the surprise renewal of vows at Rosewood Church of God for Sgt. and Mrs. William Michael Spence. Home from Iraq on a short leave, Spence surprised his wife with the...

Love during wartime

William Michael and Sarah Spence went to Sunday school at Rosewood Church of God as they have for the past 25 years. But this Sunday was different. Sgt. Spence was home from Iraq, where he has been serving with the...

Marine sees changes on second Iraqi mission

The threat of fire does not diminish whether military personnel are engaged in battle or protecting their camp from invasion, a U.S. Marine says. First Lt. David Wright of Goldsboro returned in September from his second tour of duty to...

Man dies in 4-wheeler accident

LaGRANGE -- A 41-year-old man was killed Saturday when his four-wheeler flipped on top of him near Ellington Way, according to a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. The victim was identified as Mark Montague Thompson of 210...

Minister defends political rally at church

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II is denying that a political rally last week violated a church's nonprofit status. Furthermore, he called Dave Quick's complaint to the Internal Revenue Service an attempt to hold down the vote in the...

Walking among shadows -- Waynesborough spook trail

Fog swirled above the swamp behind the Old Waynesborough Village, its ghostly fingers poking through the walkways around the old historic buildings. The eerie atmosphere was a natural companion to the historic candlelight tour going on at the village for...

Annexation trial delayed

A Superior Court Judge delayed hearing the city of Goldsboro's motion for summary judgment in the annexation case until Tuesday afternoon, after agreeing that the plaintiffs were entitled to more time to prepare. The annexation opponents' lawyer told Judge Kenneth...

Red Cross sees blood shortage

The American Red Cross is facing double trouble this time of year. During the holiday season, donors are busy with other things and don't have as much time to give blood. But it's also the time when donations are needed...

Public records

Pet dies in fire A man left a pot on the stove Saturday, went to the store and returned to find his home at 136 Cambria Lane on fire. His pet dog died in the blaze, officials said. "It was...

OPINION -- Impromptu reunion

The parking lot on the Highway 111 shopping center was crowded to overflowing. Some cars were lined up on the approaching streets. And people were gathered three and four deep in a staggered line that wound the full length of...

Country star visits Goldsboro

The United States is "Where the Stars and Stripes and Eagle Fly," Aaron Tippin sang. It's also where Tippins fly. Saturday night, Tippin's father, Willis Emory Tippin, 77, of Oak City, received an unique honor for a North Carolinian during...

Awards presented at disability luncheon

Disabilities don't end the possibility of a fulfilling or exciting life, and courage and self-love are essential to overcoming society's prejudices toward the disabled. That's the message Donna Walton, speaker for the Mayor's Committee for People with Disabilities, presented at...

Community forum planned

The Wayne County Partnership for Children is sponsoring a forum to gather input from parents on services available for children. The forum will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. in St. Mary's School auditorium. Parents...