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Friday, January 7, 2005

Visiting SJAFB

News-Argus/Dennis Hill Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas talks with a group of airmen over breakfast at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base this morning. Reyes is a Vietnam veteran. For more information see Congressmen bring greetings to airmen at Seymour...

We won't be fooled -- but mild temperatures sure are nice

Wayne County residents are not easily fooled. While not averse to enjoying this long stretch of unusually warm weather, they know it won't last. Nevertheless, insects have crawled out of hibernation and plants are flirting with the idea of blooming,...

Congressmen bring greetings to airmen at Seymour Johnson

Camaraderie filled the Southern Eagle dining hall at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base today as several members of Congress members thanked the airmen for their service. Five members of the House Armed Services Committee -- Chairman Duncan Hunter and Reps....

One ex-policemen given active prison term

Former Mount Olive Police Sgt. Joshua Joseph Ehnert will spend 75 days in prison for stealing from Hispanic men he had stopped for traffic violations. He and two other former officers, Freddy Norman Southerland and David Allen Johnson, pleaded guilty...

All seven county commissioners on education panel

J.D. Evans, chairman of the Wayne County commissioners, has taken an unusual step that is intended to keep the entire board focused on education this year. Evans appointed all the commissioners, rather than the typical three, to the county's education...

Belk expected to move some of its operations into Proffitt's in mall

Belk is expected to use the acquisition of Proffitt's in Berkeley Mall as an opportunity to expand. The Charlotte-based group confirmed Thursday that it will buy four of the nine Proffitt's in the state. All four - Kinston's Vernon Park...

Public records

Theft of firearms cleared with arrest The larceny of $7,143 worth of firearms, a bulletproof vest, electronic equipment and computer equipment was cleared Thursday with the arrest of an 18-year-old man. Evans Tiszon Olajuwon Evans of U.S. 13 South was...

Getting the picture

MOUNT OLIVE -- Bart Albertson came to Mount Olive College looking for a "good art program." "I drove up and spoke with the art professors for an hour or so," said Albertson, a sophomore visual communications major at Mount Olive...

Sewer bond hearing to be held by city

Goldsboro citizens can voice their opinions about extending the period in which the city must issue its sewer bonds, but the state has already approved the extension. The City Council scheduled a public hearing for Jan. 18. It received permission...

SAFE KIDS promotes booster seat law

Wayne County SAFE KIDS is working with its state counterpart to educate parents and others about the new booster seat law. Free booster seats are being offered locally for families who qualify. As part of a "Booster Seat Blitz" to...

Town to seek 304,000 dollar grant to help finance Floors park

PRINCETON -- The Princeton town board will apply for a federal grant to pay for part of the $304,650 cost to complete the Ray M. Floors Memorial Park. The board agreed to the application Monday after a presentation on the...

Power outage cause unknown

Progress Energy officials aren't sure what caused a power outage along New Hope Road on Thursday evening. Keith Westbrook, spokes-man for Progress Energy, said that the line and service crews didn't find any problems with the line. Westbrook said the...

Local digest

Walker wins award Former Goldsboro resident Sally Walker has won the Heini Hediger award for outstanding and dedicated service to the zoo and aquarium profession. Ms. Walker is founder and director of the Zoo Outreach Organization -- ZOO -- and...

Briefly

Master's meeting Educators in Duplin, Greene, Johnston, Lenoir, Sampson and Wayne counties who aspire to a senior-level administrative position are invited to an information meeting on a new East Carolina University doctoral cohort program. ECU's Department of Educational Leadership is...