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Friday, May 13, 2005

What local officials say about BRAC announcement

Goldsboro and Wayne County officials breathed a collective sigh of relief today when military officials announced that Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was not on the list of bases recommended for closure. Local leaders had worked for months to ensure...

What people in Wayne County are saying

The news that Seymour Johnson Air Force Base would not only remain open but add jobs due to realignment of other bases brought smiles to faces all around Wayne County this morning. "There's a lot of happy people in Goldsboro...

Survivors celebrate cancer victories

Ed Ezzell had a good life. After retiring from teaching math for 30 years, he had turned his golf hobby into a new career. But his easy-going attitude changed in May 2003 when doctors discovered a lump on his neck,...

Broken Places schedules second Imani Week

Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation has released final plans for the Second Annual Imani Week. On Saturday at 8 a.m., there will be a Faith Walk open to all citizens, beginning at the Northend Community Park and ending at...

Public records

Man sentenced to 36 years gets new trial in Wayne A 66-year-old man, who was sentenced to more than 36 years in prison after being convicted by a Wayne County Superior Court jury of seven sex offenses involving two young...

Civil War tourists could bring dollars to Wayne

Visitors spend nearly $100 million a year in Wayne County, but new attractions could lure even more money to the county, the state's top tourism official said Thursday. If this area were to promote its Civil War history, cultural and...

Inspector leaves Mount Olive for Goldsboro

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town Inspector Kenny Talton's last full day at work is today in the Mount Olive Planning Department, where he has been nine years. He will take some vacation time and then start work June 1 as Goldsboro's...

Tuskegee banquet set for Saturday

The annual banquet of the Wilson V. Eagelson Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at the NCO Club on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Six members of the original Tuskegee Airmen are...

Tommy's Road Elementary School receives physical education grant

Tommy's Road Elementary School has received a $2,500 grant to enhance its physical education program. The grant, from the American Association of Health, P.E., Recreation and Dance, was awarded to Sheila Wolfe, a physical education teacher who is now the...

Scholarship applications sought

KENANSVILLE -- James Sprunt Community College is accepting applications for the Herring Scholarship for academic year 2005-2006. The application deadline for first priority consideration is June 6. The Herring Scholarship provides support for financial needs of a diverse spectrum of...

East Carolina School of Nursing scholarship honors Wayne resident

GREENVILLE -- A scholarship has been established at the East Carolina University School of Nursing in honor of longtime educator Eldean Pierce and her husband, Hal, both residents of the Rosewood area. Eldean Pierce, who started teaching at the school...

Clarification

Jefferson United Methodist Church made two $550 donations to Relay for Life teams. They were listed as $300 donations in a special Relay for Life section in Tuesday's News-Argus. The donations were made to Shepherd's Shockers and Rainbow Crusaders Relay...

Seven Springs budget posted for public review

SEVEN SPRINGS --Resi-dents can look at the town's proposed new budget at Town Hall on Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The board will hold a budget public...