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Tower dedicated to Daniels

News-Argus/Bonnie Edwards The climbing wall at Camp Tuscarora was dedicated Tuesday to Ben Daniels. From left, Ben's son, Cody Daniels, Nikki Barbour, and Jo Anne and Ben Daniels. For more information see Climbing tower dedicated to Daniels....

Vandalism will not delay demolition

Thieves took advantage of the planned demolition of the Downtown Farmers Market this week to steal two refrigerators used by a vendor. Daisy Coley said someone broke into her booth and stole the coolers Monday night. An official with the...

Eight students receive scholarships

Eight students from Wayne County Public Schools have been awarded college scholarships for the fall. This is the third year funds from the Emmet and Mary Robinson Charitable Trust are being awarded to students seeking degrees in nursing, medicine, agriculture...

Murder suspect turns himself in

A man suspected in the Monday evening murder of a former Goldsboro resident surrendered to Mount Olive police Tuesday. Bobby Leach, 33, of Williamson Street in Mount Olive, is accused in the shooting death of Russell Lee Nickelson, 32, whose...

Climbing tower dedicated to Daniels

FOUR OAKS -- Boy Scout Camp Tuscarora's climbing tower has a new name. The scouts have dedicated the structure to Ben Daniels, a long-time volunteer with the Tuscarora Council Boy Scouts of America. Daniels and his son, Cody, built the...

Masked gunman robs Fremont bank

FREMONT -- A masked gunman held up The Heritage Bank on Tuesday and escaped in a stolen car with an undisclosed amount of money. "No one got hurt," Police Chief Ben Reid Jr. said. "I'm real glad of that." Four...

Commissioners to urge legislators to back bills on traditional marriage

Wayne County commissioners decided Tuesday to ask state legislators to take action on bills supporting traditional marriage, but stopped short of specifying what the action should be. The Wayne County Republican Party submitted a resolution to the board last week...

Farrell named director at O'Berry

The assistant director of O'Berry Center will take over as director July 1. Dr. Frank Farrell, who has served as assistant director since 1988, will assume his new duties upon the retirement of Dr. Jerry Lyall, who has served as...

Public records

Drug charges As a result of an investigation conducted by the Goldsboro Wayne County Drug Squad, a marijuana plant with an estimated street value of $12,000 was located growing in a planter at 201 N. George St. Investigation into the...

Wayne Community College campus to become summer camp

Wayne Community College's campus will become a summer camp for the 10th year this summer, as the college students' domain is taken over by rising eighth- and ninth-graders participating in Camp Exploration. Camp Exploration is a week-long day camp, summer...

Rebuilding Broken Places offers summer camp

Youths will have another summer camp option, through a faith-based program begun last year by Rebuilding Broken Places. The summer camp, called "Project YESS," which stands for Youth Educated for Successful Service, is for children ages 5-12. It will run...

Eight students receive college scholarships

Eight students from Wayne County Public Schools have been awarded college scholarships for the fall. This is the third year funds from the Emmet and Mary Robinson Charitable Trust are being awarded to students seeking degrees in nursing, medicine, agriculture...

Fremont board grants zoning variance

FREMONT -- The Fremont town board granted a zoning variance, approved a legal contract for financing a new fire truck, selected a new town auditor and a town engineer, approved garbage pickup for some out-of-town residents and adopted a budget...

Duplin Relay for Life to aim for $108,000

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin Relay for Life volunteers have raised almost $60,000 toward a goal of $108,000. The schedule for the upcoming Relay for Life this weekend at James Sprunt Community College is as follows: The opening ceremony will be 7...

Briefly

Center Street Jam Rain, rain, go away, the Rickey Godfrey Band is ready to play. Barring bad weather (again), the 2005 season of Center Street Jams will begin Thursday at the Waynesborough House parking lot. The concert will be 5:30-8...