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Sunday, February 13, 2005

Police officer back from Iraq

MOUNT OLIVE -- Brandon Griffin, a 25-year-old Mount Olive police officer, hardly had time to kiss his bride last Valentine's Day. Ten days after his wedding to the former Lisa Butler, Griffin and his National Guard unit were deployed to...

Pat Cooper welcomed home

When Master Sgt. Pat Cooper was deployed to Aludeid Air Base in Quatar in September, his neighbors in the Bridle Path community of Elroy decided to "tie a yellow ribbon" around a dogwood tree so that those who passed would...

Butterfield says there are still challenges

When G.K. Butterfield was a high school student in Wilson, he competed with athletes at Dillard High School, then Goldsboro's segregated black high school. He returned Saturday night as one of Wayne County's representatives in the U.S. House, and blacks...

Students with obstacles honored

A kindergarten student who went through a kidney transplant is again on a donor list. A young boy whose family moved here speaking no English, suffered burns that left him with disfiguring scars. Still another, who moved from foster care...

Civitans hold Clergy Day

Mayor Al King joined Goldsboro Civitans in honoring area pastors at the club's annual Clergy Appreciation Day Luncheon on Friday. King stopped by Ryan's Family Steakhouse where area ministers were being treated to a free lunch. He thanked the Civitans...

Belfast Academy holds open mike night

Doctors told Brandie Barrett's mother she would never be able to have children. But in 1987, she gave birth to Brandie, her only child she always called a "blessing to the world." Thursday night, Brandie read a tribute to the...

A Review: Acrobats please audience

They did it again! Members of the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats gave an exciting performance that brought frequent applause and cheers from an audience of about 700 people Friday night. The artists' presentation was the last one in a successful...

WCC Apollo Show

Student talent will be showcased in the 15th annual "Apollo Show" at Wayne Community College on Thursday, Feb. 24. The public is invited to attend the show at 2 p.m. in Moffatt Auditorium on the college's main campus in Goldsboro....

Volunteer Center

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151 ext. 336 or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Superior Court news

These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Terry Lassiter, 45, Quiet Drive, Dudley, misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun, not guilty. *Fabiel Favela Betancourt, 30, Randall Lane, attempt to traffic in cocaine and conspiracy to sell and...

Public record

Accidents Five property damage accidents were investigated by police, with no injuries requiring transport to the hospital. *At 1:50 p.m. on Friday, a vehicle driven by Rex Allen Williams, 43, Durham Lake Road, Dudley, was damaged after a one-car accident...

Calypso to get new streets

CALYPSO -- The town is adding two new streets. One is a dirt road and one is a paved road that had not been kept up by the state. The streets will be Calypso Trailer Court Lane and about 300...

Mock wedding planned

MOUNT OLIVE -- The bride will wear red and white on Valentine's Day. Nancy Mauney will play the bride and Barry Giddings will play the groom in a mock wedding at 3 p.m. on Monday in the dining room of...

Festival awards

Mount Olive Chamber officials are in South Carolina this weekend with five nominations for festival awards. Patti O'Donoghue, president of the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce, is attending the annual meeting of the N.C. Association of Festivals & Events...

District Court news

These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Rebecca Perry, 23, Harrison Drive, assault, not guilty. *Peggy Ann Rafuse, U.S. 70 East, LaGrange, assault, not guilty. *Tuwanna C. Draper, 34, Herman Lane Road, Stantonsburg, driving while license revoked,...

Democrat precinct meetings set

The Wayne County Democratic Party has announced the following schedule for precinct meetings at its headquarters at 138 N. Center St.: Tuesday, Feb. 22 -- No. 2 (Eureka Methodist Church), 6 p.m.; No. 3 (Little River), 6:30 p.m.; No. 8...

Briefly for Sunday

Trivia contest The News-Argus is once again holding a trivia contest in connection with Wayne County Reads. Answers can be found in Daniel Wallace's "Big Fish," this year's selection for the countywide reading program. Winners will be drawn from all...