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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Money saver

News-Argus/Sam Atkins Tech. Sgt. Mark Kobayashi with the 4th Maintenance Group at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base fixes the wiring on a multi-purpose display unit, which is used in the F-15E Strike Eagle to display the lay of the...

City wins first round of annexation suit

Superior Court Judge Kenneth Crow ruled today in Goldsboro's favor on three issues brought before him Tuesday by the city's lawyers. Lawyers argued Tuesday in Wayne County Superior Court over whether Goldsboro followed the proper procedures in annexing an area...

Chairman wants board's progress to keep moving

A former chemistry teacher, J.D. Evans knows that stable solutions can become explosive if their components are altered. The Wayne County commissioners have been united this year as they've approved their budget, restricted development around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base,...

Airman saves Air Force money and gets rewarded

Two ideas have saved the Air Force around $2.7 million and put $18,000 in the pocket of an innovative airman at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Tech. Sgt. Mark Kobayashi, a technician with the 4th Maintenance Group, saved the Air...

Aycock student wins national magazine event

Charles B. Aycock High School junior Sidney Best loves to read. So it was only natural for her to enter an on-line book club contest. Two months ago, readers of YM Magazine were invited to write a book review about...

Wayne students learn about voting by voting

The polls close tonight at 10. By morning, a new United States president will be announced. But even though it is a nationwide vote, it won't be enforceable since the ballots were submitted by middle and high school students. OneVote,...

Concord Coalition seeks constituency for balanced budgets

The federal budget deficit is reaching record levels, baby boomers will soon be retiring leading to Social Security debt and neither political party is addressing the problem. That's the distressing, and lonely, message of one nonprofit group that is trying...

Remembering Market Day: Produce sales kept Faison a busy place; now the town is reviving the tradition

FAISON -- Sarah McColman remembers the pickup trucks lining both sides of the street during the produce market days in the 1960s. Her mother told her there used to be lines of horses and buggies with the backs filled with...

Briefly

Eureka parade The Eureka Christmas Parade Committee is accepting entries for its Sunday, Dec. 12, parade. Lineup is at 2:30 p.m.; the parade begins at 3 in front of the Eureka United Methodist Church at 128 N. Church St. Entry...

Public records

Break-in A man broke into an apartment Tuesday, and while inside, he called the apartment's resident. Then he stole a DVD player, a 25-inch television, a crystal figurine and a jacket, a Goldsboro police report said. The resident then called...

Lane trial almost back to square one

The first-degree murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane is almost back to square one in Wayne County Superior Court. The defense on Tuesday used four of its 14 peremptory challenges to excuse jurors without reason. Four other jurors were removed...

Town backs off fee changes

FREMONT -- The Fremont town board passed a new fee schedule Tuesday, but there were no major changes. Town Administrator Kerry McDuffie said he wanted to add fees for zoning applications and permits and connection fees for its utilities. Fremont...

Cemetery's condiion irks resident

FREMONT -- A Fremont woman says her father is buried in "a cow pasture." Patricia Jackson made the comment Tuesday night when she and her husband, Wayne, complained to the Fremont town board about conditions at Elmwood Cemetery. Her father...

Burr visiting Wayne Center Thursday

U.S. Rep. Richard Burr will be at the Wayne Center on Thursday, beginning at 2:45 p.m., to talk about military pay, housing and other related issues. U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a Georgia Re-publican, will accompany Burr. The public is invited....