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Monday, May 16, 2005

Taking a break

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Sgt. Fred Johnson Sr., left, of the Battery B, 2nd Regiment U.S. Colored Light Artillery, jokes with fellow re-enactor Quartermaster Sgt. Jake Jacobs during the "Soldier to Peacekeeper" program Saturday. For more information see After the cannons...

Annexation opponents will go back to court

Wayne County annexation opponents are taking their fight to the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Good Neighbors United, the group fighting Goldsboro's proposed annexation north of the city, filed an appeal Thursday regarding a decision made by Superior Court Judge...

Water board thanked for help

Goldsboro and Wayne County officials turned out this morning to thank a state board for its help in protecting Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The Clean Water Management Trust Fund has given a $1.7 million grant to buy and protect...

After the cannons stopped, a new era

FREMONT -- As visitors exited their vehicles in the participants' parking lot, they could smell burning wood and hear horses neighing. In the parking lot were 21st century vehicles. Beside it was a modern-day street. And, across the street, a...

Chapter meets to share heroic stories of Tuskegee Airmen

They were heroes; fighter pilots who never lost a plane. The only ones. They brought home 150 distinguished Flying Crosses, Legions of Merit and The Red Star of Yugoslavia. But Maycie Herrington wants those who remember the 970 Tuskegee Airmen...

Commission will weigh definition of marriage

Wayne County Commis-sioners will consider a resolution supporting traditional marriage at their meeting Tuesday at the urging of local Republicans. Ed Wharton, chairman of the Wayne County Republican Party, submitted the resolution. "Decisions by activist judges have challenged and disqualified...

Firms get tips on selling to government purchase cardholders

Small businesses that would like to sell to government purchase cardholders at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are invited to participate in a trade show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 24 at the Goldsboro Country Club. According to...

Suit for training police dogs donated to GPD

A man's best friend may be a dog, but Goldsboro police are warming up to the 99 Shepherds as well. On Friday, the new public-service group donated a padded suit that can be used to train canine officers to the...

Stress management course offered

Rebuilding Broken Places, United Way and the Mental Health Association are partnering to offer a special 'lunch and learn' program Wednesday. The special program is part of an effort to recognize May as Mental Health month. The lunch, catered by...

Public records

Armed holdups A convenience store clerk and a pizza delivery man were robbed in separate, night-time armed holdups, according to Goldsboro police reports. The robbers were described as being 17 to 19 years old. A woman clerk told police that...

Two charged in courthouse break-in

KENANSVILLE -- Two construction workers have been charged with breaking into the courthouse, which is under renovation. District Attorney Dewey Hudson said Reginald Herring and Morgan Rice were charged with breaking into a secured section of the courthouse basement on...