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Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Mayor optimistic about 2006

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Goldsboro Mayor Al King said 2005 was a year of siginificant developments for the city, with even more good news ahead on fronts such as economic development. For more information see City's mayor will stay 'just Al...

Teen sought in death of Dudley man

A 21-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday night near Dudley, and another man is being sought for the murder. The victim, Jarrett Ledairis Garner of 1172 Old Mount Olive Road, was shot at about 6:30 p.m. in a home on...

News-Argus purchases Plymouth newspaper

Sale of the Roanoke Beacon was announced today by Gary R. Cunard, editor and publisher. The weekly newspaper was purchased by Wayne Printing Co. Inc., of Goldsboro, which publishes the Goldsboro News-Argus. Cunard, who also owns the Franklin Times of...

City's mayor will stay 'just Al King' in 2006

Al King never aspired to be mayor of Goldsboro. In fact, he would have been satisfied living out his second retirement on a golf course or in a sports car, he said. But when former Mayor Hal Plonk died unexpectedly...

County should not 'buy' jobs, residents say

The only two speakers at public hearings on Wayne County's decision to provide land and money to new businesses in exchange for creating jobs argued that county leaders shouldn't be in the business of buying jobs. The Wayne County Board...

Duplin leaders divided on issue of new landfill

KENANSVILLE -- A proposed landfill ordinance for Duplin County is such a touchy subject that county commissioners can't even agree whether to talk about it or not. Commissioners voted three times Tuesday on the issue and deadlocked 3-3 each time....

MOC holding visitation day Jan. 16

MOUNT OLIVE- Potential students are encouraged to attend the next visitation day at Mount Olive College on Monday, Jan. 16. Registration begins in the Lois K. Murphy Center at 9 a.m. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour classrooms,...

Mount Olive chamber set for banquet January 19

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual membership banquet at 7 p.m. on Jan. 19 at Southern Wayne Country Club. The keynote speaker will be Earl Brinkley, who formed Accu-Track Logistics in his...

Zeta moving toward U.S. coast

Tropical Storm Zeta is moving southwestward and maintaining its intensity, according to reports from the National Hurricane Center. At 5 a.m., the center of the storm was located about 1,325 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Island. Maximum sustained winds...

Public records

Truck strikes door and wall collapses A tractor-trailer truck, leaving a warehouse at 604 N. John St., caught the bottom of the door Tuesday, pulling it down as the adjoining wall collapsed. The accident resulted in about $89,000 in damages,...