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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

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News-Argus/Turner Walston Airman 1st Class Alan King hugs his sons Sutton, left, and Trevor, while wife Michele looks on at the Base Community Center Tuesday. Fourteen airmen returned home from duty overseas. For more information see Airmen are back...

State officials present case for new water usage rules

Tougher restrictions on water use during droughts would hurt small businesses that depend on water to operate, several speakers said Tuesday at a public hearing at Wayne Community College. State officials are proposing new regulations governing water use during droughts....

Duplin names new county schools chief

KENANSVILLE -- The superintendent of the Rowan County-Salisbury School System has been hired as Duplin County's new superintendent. The hiring of Dr. Wiley J. Doby was announced by the Duplin County Board of Education at a called meeting of the...

Airmen are back from duty

Cheers erupted and flags waved Tuesday afternoon as a bus carrying 14 members of the 4th Fighter Wing arrived at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Community Center. Family members embraced loved ones and airmen greeted their team members, who...

Groups join forces to hunt down flu vaccine

Through the efforts of health officials, 900 doses of the flu vaccine were obtained before Christmas and redistributed as a preventive measure for those who work closely with animals. While growing concern over avian flu might have prompted the concern,...

County tax collection on track for '06

Nearly 90 percent of Wayne County property tax bills for 2005 were paid by mid-January, tax officials said. The deadline for paying taxes without penalty was Jan. 5. Two percent interest is added to the bill the first month payments...

Recycling could get new look

Wayne County residents and businesses generate 525 tons of solid waste every day, county officials say, and the county needs to find a way to recycle more to cut down on the amount of waste that ends up at the...

Sampson authorities seize $20 million worth of cocaine

Sampson County law officer seized about 440 pounds of cocaine during a raid at a house Monday about 5 p.m. on Edmond Matthis Road in the Ingold community. Two men were arrested and charged with trafficking in the drug. Alejandro...

Public record

Attempted robbery at Salvation Army Goldsboro police responded to a call from the Salvation Army, 610 N. William Street, Tuesday evening in reference to an alleged breaking and entering. Representatives from the organization said they saw a person enter their...

Police officer promoted

A Goldsboro police officer has been promoted to investigator, Chief Tim Bell announced Tuesday. Dwayne Bevell, 30, had served as a patrol corporal since November, when he was promoted from patrol officer. Bevell joined the Police Department on Aug. 19,...

Casey cleared of assault charges

A former candidate for mayor of Goldsboro has been cleared of charges that he fondled several women who lived in his mobile home park. Lonnie Casey Jr., who operates Casey's Trailer Lodge at 1700 S. Slocumb St., was found not...

Chairmen picked for Mount Olive College School of Business Advisory Board

Two area men have been named officers of the newly formed Mount Olive College School of Business Advisory Board. Dr. Gregory M. Bounds, chief executive officer of Goshen Medical Center, was elected chairman, and Samuel Ernest Taylor Jr., owner of...

LaGrange choose couple for 2005 Citizens of Year

LAGRANGE -- Herbert T. "Bud" Curdts and Mary Margaret Harrison have been named LaGrange's 2005 Citizens of the Year. The announcement was made by the LaGrange Chamber of Commerce at its annual meeting Tuesday. Both Curdts, 66, and Ms. Harrison,...

February Bloodmobile schedule

Here is the February Bloodmobile schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross: Feb. 2: New Hope United Methodist Church from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Feb. 7: Wayne Country Day School from 8 a.m. to noon. Feb....

Free programs planned at Cliffs of the Neuse this weekend

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Cliffs of the Neuse State Park will offer two free programs this weekend. "Animals of Cliffs of the Neuse" will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. at the museum. A park ranger will talk about animal habitats...

Scholarship will reward essay contest winners

Scholarships rewarding abstinence among teens are being heralded by health educators, with hopes that the public will also support the effort. The annual abstinence essay contest has been sponsored by the Health Department and the Wayne Council on Adolescent Pregnancy...

It's 114 degrees ... somewhere

No, Goldsboro is not in the middle of a heat wave. Drivers on Berkeley Boulevard might be a little disoriented by the new time and temperature sign in front of the News-Argus. Crews installed a new LED display this week...