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Friday, April 1, 2005

Passenger services returns to Kinston

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Passengers board the first commercial airliner in five years to fly out of the Kinston Regional Jetport this morning. The 40-seat CRJ200 carried 34 passengers to Atlanta. For more information see Airline service returns to Kinston....

Airline service returns to Kinston

KINSTON -- "This is no April Fool's. This is reality," said Ralph Clark, the Kinston city manager, as officials celebrated the inaugural passenger flight out of the Kinston Regional Jetport early today. Delta carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines began service with...

Technical skills called key to development

NEW BERN-- The top priority for economic development in eastern North Carolina is training a technically skilled work force, say state economic experts. "We'll need a tool belt of incentives to be competitive," said Kel Landis, "but first we have...

Princeton gets $2.2 million for sewer, new town hall

PRINCETON -- Sen. Elizabeth Dole presented Princeton town officials with, not one, but two federal checks Thursday to help pay for an overhaul of the town's aging sewer system and construction of a new town hall. The town received a...

Schools collect $6,000 for Red Cross

Brogden Primary School, Eastern Wayne Middle School and Charles B. Aycock High School won the annual jug-decorating contest sponsored by the American Red Cross. The competition is part of the Wayne County chapter's annual Pennies-For-A-Purpose fund-raising drive. The fund-raiser was...

Families react in different ways to losing loved

Directors at Home Health & Hospice Care in Goldsboro can't say exactly how the family of Terri Schiavo felt upon her passing Thursday. But they have been with families dealing with the same sort of grief many times. They say...

'Heroes' campaign surpasses goal

Wayne County "heroes" raised $65,003 for the Red Cross during a month-long "Heroes Campaign." The goal was $60,000. The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross ended its annual drive Thursday with a luncheon honoring this year's "heroes" --...

Public records

Fires strike two houses A vacant home that was being remodeled at 215 Herbert St. was damaged Thursday in a fire that may have been caused by plumbing work, a Goldsboro fire official said. Fire Lt. John Parks said the...

United Way accepting grant applications

United Way of Wayne County is taking applications for its New Program and Community Building Grants. Applicants must be tax exempt under IRS Code 501 (c)(3); incorporated in the state of North Carolina as a nonprofit; render charitable, philanthropic, health...

Police, doughnut shop team up to help Special Olympics

Wayne County law enforcement officers will team with Krispy Kreme on Saturday to collect money for the annual Torch Run for Special Olympics. Goldsboro police and Wayne County probation and parole officers will collect donations during the "Cops at the...

Fremont health fair to be held Saturday

FREMONT -- An educational health fair returns to Fremont on Saturday, offering information on such topics as diabetes, heart health, and nutrition. The free event, sponsored by Fremont Area Health Clinic, will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m....

Briefly

Severe weather threat A risk of severe weather, with the chance of isolated tornadoes, exists for Wayne and surrounding counties beginning late this afternoon and continuing through late Saturday morning. The National Weather Service in Raleigh says shifting winds and...

Big crowd attends job fair

More than 500 people poured through the doors of the National Guard Armory Thursday morning hoping to find work. The job applicants poured around the booths and tables of the 28 vendors set up at the seventh annual "March-to-Work Job...