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Friday, January 27, 2006

Gen. Duncan McNabb visits Goldsboro

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Visiting Gen. Duncan McNabb, right, speaks with Atlas Price Jr. over lunch at the Base Community Council meeting at Goldsboro Country Club Thursday afternoon. McNabb is commander of the Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill....

General says airmen proud to serve nation

Gen. Duncan J. McNabb, commander of the United States Air Force Air Mobility Command, wants Wayne County residents to know that members of the U.S. Air Force are proud to serve and ready to continue the fight against terror. McNabb,...

Annexation case will go to trial

Judge Ridley Rand denied the city of Goldsboro's motion for summary judgment Thursday night, ruling in favor of Good Neighbors United and sending the group's challenge of the city's annexation order back to court. The trial is scheduled to begin...

Security, roofs top discussion for committee

A weekend break-in at the Wayne County School District central office prompted board members to discuss security during a meeting of the board's facilities committee Thursday afternoon. Although committee members did not discuss the pending 2005 facilities funding plan, they...

Country growers slated to receive $12 million in buyouts

More than $12 million is being paid to Wayne County tobacco growers and farm owners this year as part of the Tobacco Transition Payment Program, a Farm Service Agency official said. Wayne County land owners are receiving $8.4 million, while...

Four leaders honored with Scout award

Four volunteers received scouting's highest honor during the Tuscarora Boy Scout Council's 83rd annual scout recognition banquet Thursday at the Goldsboro Country Club. The 2005 Silver Beaver awards went to Howard Huff of Goldsboro, Alice Overby and Hank Daniels, both...

Authority planning extension of runway

The Goldsboro-Wayne Airport Authority approved plans Thursday to extend the airport runway 1,000 feet and build more hangars. Authority members have said they want to improve the airport so that it can handle larger planes and more traffic. The existing...

Engineers get OK to start work

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive Airport Committee gave engineers tentative approval to proceed with plotting a proposed runway extension to the south. The committee met Wednesday with engineer Jay Talbert. Committee members present at the meeting said the approval...

Valentine's Day event will raise funds for theater

Song, dance and a little bit of romance will help rebuild the theater that brought a duet together years ago. The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. announced a new act for its Valentine's Day Downtown campaign, performing duo Addison-Russo. Proceeds from...

Public records

Break-in charges filed Wayne County authorities have arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with a string of break-ins. Linwood Ray Boykin Jr. of Talbert Road was charged with five felony counts each of breaking and entering and larceny and one...

Mount Olive awaiting grant to hire officer

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive town officials are crossing their fingers and watching for the mailman, hoping he will bring good news about a grant that would pay for a new police officer and patrol car. The grants from the...

Deadline extended for Wayne Reads bus trip and essay contest

The deadlines to sign up for the Wayne County Reads bus trip to Washington, D.C., and to enter the "Sunflower" essay contest have been extended until Feb. 3 Wayne County Reads is sponsoring the March 18-19 bus trip to visit...

correction

The telephone number to call for information about a scholarship fund for teenagers taking part in the Wayne County Board of Health's abstinence essay contest was listed incorrectly in a story Wednesday. For information or to make a tax-deductible donation...