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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

A Tree is Planted

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber George Sasser, a client of the Wayne Opportunity Center since the late 1960s, cheers after adding some soil to a tree planted in memory of the late Carol Peele Bender. Interim Executive Director John Chance, right, watches...

Judge's ruling is setback for annexation

Any resident of Goldsboro has the right to express his or her opinion of the proposed annexation of an area north of the current city limits, according to a judge's ruling on the issue. Superior Court Judge Ken Crow's judgment...

Prosecutor doesn't want escapee in jail

KENANSVILLE -- A man who escaped from a Duplin County prison 28 years ago has been captured in Texas and extradited back to North Carolina to serve out the remainder of his sentence. But authorities say Raymond Scully could soon...

Carr tells senators U.S. needs to take care of veterans

A Wayne County veteran got the ear of Washington officials recently and told them the United States needs to take better care of its war heroes. Bill Carr, 67, a retired Marine officer who rose through the ranks, is the...

Goldsboro-Wayne Airport meets security standards, officials say

Although the Goldsboro-Wayne Airport may not have some of the more visible security measures seen at larger airports, local officials say that it meets, and exceeds, federal security standards. "We have additional lighting, cameras, locked gates and security tie-ins with...

Duplin residents can get flood plain building tips

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County residents who want to build in flood-prone areas will have a chance to hear how the county plans to help them cut through government red tape. The Duplin County Board of Commissioners will hold a public...

Two students caught with BB guns at Charles B. Aycock High School

Two Charles B. Aycock High School students have been charged with carrying a weapon on campus and two others face disciplinary action by the school. Charged by Wayne County Sheriff's Office were Wesley Whitley, 18, and Spruce Lee, 17. They...

Lobsters will boil for to help educate childcare teachers

Wayne County Partnership for Children is bringing back a popular event as a means to raise scholarship money for area childcare teachers. The "Lobster Boil" will be Friday, May 20, with hopes of making it an annual event, organizer Julie...

Wayne residents get peek at antique farm equipment

The public is invited to the Wayne County Fairgrounds April 30 and May 1 for the fourth annual Antique Farm Equipment Days. Gates open at 9 a.m. both days. Admission is $5 for adults, and children under 12 get in...