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Thursday, November 3, 2005

Duplin Hall of Fame

News-Argus file photo Alice Raiford, widow of Preston B. Raiford, is shown with his portrait and medalion received during the 2004 Duplin County Hall of Fame banquet at the Country Squire. For more information see Duplin County will name...

Wings Over Wayne: Air show set for takeoff on Saturday

Freedom will take to the skies once again for this year's Wings Over Wayne Air Show at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Saturday. More than 25 aerial performances are scheduled to provide thrills and chills over Seymour Johnson, along with...

Local teachers surprised with Chamber of Commerce grants

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee "Prize Patrol" distributed nearly $10,000 in mini-grants to teachers around the county Wednesday. The Business and Education Partnership, sponsored by the chamber and the Wayne Charitable Partnership, delivered 16 mini-grants to 10...

Mount Olive mayoral candidate has criminal record

MOUNT OLIVE -- A candidate for mayor of Mount Olive has a criminal record. Court records showed Gilbert Usher was convicted of felony possession of marijuana in 1995. He was given a two-year suspended sentence and fined $500. He was...

Duplin County will name two to Hall of Fame

KENANSVILLE -- Two new people will be inducted into the Duplin County Hall of Fame tonight. A full house is expected for the induction ceremony, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Country Squire restaurant between Kenansville and...

Remembering Rosa Parks

Years ago, a young Wilbur Barnes was on his way to school when a bus driver told him to walk past the empty seats in the front and take a seat in the back because he was black. That policy,...

St. Clair named Cherry director

Dr. Jack St. Clair has been named director at Cherry Hospital, it was announced this morning. He will assume his duties effective Dec. 1. St. Clair comes to the position from Eastpointe Human Services where he has served as director...

Motorcycle toy run Saturday

With stuffed animals and other toys strapped to their motorcycles, hundreds of bikers will be riding Saturday to give local children a happy Christmas this year. This will be the 8th annual HOG (Harley Owners Group) Toy Run. It is...

Faison town board to consider curfew for older youths

FAISON -- Parents are being invited to talk to the Faison Town Board on Dec. 7 about a 10 p.m. curfew for those younger than 18. The town board voted unanimously Wednesday night to hold a public hearing at 7...

Agricultural districts designed to protect land

Don't be surprised to see a new type of sign popping up along Wayne County roads. Farmers may now apply for membership in voluntary agricultural districts, which would be marked by signs. Already in place in some North Carolina counties,...

Public records

Man robbed An elderly man was assaulted and robbed Wednesday night of $10 and his wallet while he was on his porch in the 200 block of North Harding Drive, according to a Goldsboro police report. Oscar E. Howell told...

Pikeville to resurface several streets

Pikeville town commissioners agreed to begin resurfacing streets affected by sewer line upgrades. The board held an emergency meeting Wednesday with town engineer Tyndall Lewis of McDavid Associates. Previously, the board planned to patch only the segments directly affected by...

Mount Olive Christmas Parade set for December 3

MOUNT OLIVE -- The annual Mount Olive Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, starting at 10 a.m. Entries must be made by visiting the Mount Olive Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the parade. Entry fees are $25 for...