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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Honoring a veteran

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber The family of George Bollin listen Monday as U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones recounts the experiences Bollin would have had in the prisoner of war camp he was held in during World War II. Bollin's widow, Mary,...

School facilities plan next for county

After voting unanimously on a compromise funding agreement between the county and the school system, commissioners said Tuesday the next challenge will be working on the schools facility plan. Commissioner Efton Sager said some citizens thought the past turmoil between...

Fremont will join campaign for growth

FREMONT -- Finding $1,500 for a cash-strapped town was not easy, but Tuesday night, the Fremont town board decided to pledge the money to join an economic development program. The board agreed to pay the requested $1,500 donation for each...

Veteran, teen honored for service

A recognition of the past and a celebration of the future converged Monday in the Wayne County Courthouse. Kate Nichols, a rising senior at Charles B. Aycock, and George Bollin, a World War II prisoner of war, were both honored...

Jaycees recognize teams of emergency personnel

For the first time, the Goldsboro Jaycees did not honor an individual police officer or firefighter during their annual appreciation banquet. Instead, they honored the two entire departments Tuesday night. Police Chief Tim Bell said he and Fire Chief Bobby...

Convicted murderer could get chance for parole in 2007

Larry Buckram, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Melvin Best near Mount Olive in 1990, has been approved for release program that could end in his being paroled by the state Parole Commission. Buckram has been...

Health department worker recognized

A nutritionist with the Wayne County Health Department has been nominated for a Public Health Staff Recognition Award in recognition of outstanding service in the local community. Stephanie Howard was among 30 individuals or health departments from around the state...

Albertson named as new vice-president at WCC

Dr. Kay Albertson is Wayne Community College's new vice president for academic affairs and student services. She assumes the leadership of the student services area, which includes admissions and records, counseling, testing, financial aid, student activities and recruiting and cooperative...

Volunteers needed by Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County want to work with volunteers from college and high school clubs. Boys & Girls Club spokesman Sarah Wheeler said volunteers are needed to work with children on a weekly and monthly basis...

Public record

Man found dead Cleveland Ray Lewis, 61, was found dead at his apartment on E. Beech Street when his employer went to check on him. According to reports, Jacob Scott of Jackson Auto Sales became concerned when Lewis did not...