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Friday, October 29, 2004

Third teen charged in bank robbery

Three teen-agers have now been arrested in last week's armed robbery of the New Century Bank in Goldsboro. The latest charge of armed robbery is against Leon Vinson Jr., 17, of South John Street. Two others charged are Octavius M....

School candidates spar over city schools

A political forum Thursday gave two Wayne County school board candidates the opportunity to air their differences on racial diversity and improving scores in Goldsboro schools. Joseph Hackett and Pete Gurley, running for the at-large school board seat, disagreed on...

Mt. Olive Airport runway extension takes off

MOUNT OLIVE -- Work has begun on extending the runway at Mount Olive's airport, and the town board will be asked to award a contract to continue the expansion. The extension project is required by the state and will allow...

Waynesborough needs money

The Old Waynesborough Commission is developing a fund-raising plan to improve the historical village. The commission has a list of projects that need to be funded, including: *The restoration of the Best House; *Expansion of the general store, visitor's center...

One-stop voting ends Saturday

One-stop voting in the general elections ends Saturday at Wayne County's three polling places. Voting will go until 6 today and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wayne County Public Library, 1001 E. Ash St.; Belfast Fire...

Judge denies mistrial motion

An eighth juror was seated Thursday in Wayne County Superior Court in the murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane -- but not before the defense asked for a mistrial. Defense lawyer Edwin L. West III of Wilmington had objected to...

Burr calls for tort reform

Congress needs to pass tort reform as an incentive for businesses to grow, U.S. Rep. Richard Burr said in Goldsboro Thursday. "Congress needs to spend some time determining how we can allow companies ... to continue to be innovative," Burr...

Students chosen for state chorus

Four Eastern Wayne Middle School students have qualified to be a part of the North Carolina Middle School Honors Chorus. They are Sang Woo Kim, son of Hen and Jin Kim; Alden Pridgen, daughter of Rick and Allison Pridgen; Shelton...

Public records

Store robbed A clerk at a service station was robbed before dawn today of an undetermined amount of money, a Goldsboro police report said. The clerk told police that a man entered the Save More store at 1903 E. Ash...

Mt. Olive station wants to move tower

MOUNT OLIVE -- The town Airport Committee met with Ann Mayo and Steven Hartsell, a lawyer from the Federal Communications Commission, to talk about moving the 200-foot-tall tower that transmits the signal from the family's radio station. WDJS is at...

Briefly

Wine tasting for Habitat The Healthabit store in Goldsboro will donate the proceeds from its 10th Annual Wine Tasting to Habitat for Humanity. The wine tasting will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Nov. 13 at Herman...

Election coverage coming Sunday

Still confused about who to vote for or just want to learn more about the candidates? On Sunday, the News-Argus will run its election issue, with comprehensive coverage on local, state and national races. The issue will also contain district...

Books on parade at Brogden

Second-grade students at Brogden Primary School celebrated Halloween a different way this year. They dressed up as the character of their choice and paraded around the school. Rachel Jones said she had introduced the "Books on Parade" idea last year...