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Monday, July 11, 2005

Learning at Scout camp

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber John Mitchell, right, and Ben Strickland, center, get an up close look at a rat snake held by the ecology teacher Sandy Perkinson at Camp Tuscarora during the camp's session last week. Officials said more than 700...

Rail could come through Goldsboro

The N.C. Department of Transportation recommended today that passenger train service be restored through Goldsboro as soon as feasibly possible. At briefings today, DOT officials unveiled the findings of a several-year study of the possibilities for passenger rail service in...

The background on the railroad

If passenger trains return to Goldsboro in the next few years, it would end nearly four decades of not having service. But the city can trace its origins and its significance to Wayne County to the railroad. In 1840, the...

Jurors consider penalty for Lane

A Wayne County Superior Court jury began deciding today whether Eric Lane will spend his life in jail or receive the death penalty for the murder of Precious Whitfield. The jury of 10 women and two men deliberated for...

Public records

woman assaulted A woman was assaulted in weekend crimes that were reported by Goldsboro police. Cheree Maria Booker, 24, of Goldsboro told officers that she was visiting before dawn Sunday in an apartment in the 900 block of Marvin Street....

Scouts wrap up last days at camp

FOUR OAKS -- Boy Scout Executive Bill Lappin said Friday the turnout has been huge at the Camp Tuscarora Summer Camp. "This is a signature year for the Tuscarora Council because we have a National Jamboree July 24 through Aug....

Club shows off new computer lab at open house

Seven-year old Savannah Parker's dad, Michael, is 38, and she is teaching him about the computer. "She knows where to find the nature sites, the wildlife, the insects," he said. "She gets on there and, click. She's all up on...

Crop reporting deadline extended

The deadline for crop reporting has been extended to July 31, said Rick Tharrington, county director of the U.S.D.A. Farm Service Agency. "That's good news for some that didn't get in by the deadline," Tharrington said. He said the extension...