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Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Chamber award

News-Argus/Dennis Hill William P. Kemp Jr., third from left, receives the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone Award from outgoing Chamber President Henry Smith Tuesday night during the chamber's annual meeting at Walnut Creek Country Club, while members of...

What's local take on State of the Union?

Four Wayne County residents from different walks of life joined the millions of Americans who tuned in Tuesday as President Bush reflected on the State of the Union. Bailey Thorpe and her boyfriend Russell Bashford seldom agree, they said. But...

Incentives expected to earn OK from county

Andrew Corp., the communications equipment manufacturer moving to Wayne County this year, could receive nearly $2.1 million in cash, grants and land from the county. The company could also receive up to $1.4 million through a Job Development Incentive Grant...

Cornerstone status for William Kemp Jr.

In his life so far, William P. Kemp, Jr. has received such honors as Man of the Year, Boss of the Year, Rotary Scouter of the Century, Outstanding Senior Citizen by the Goldsboro Jaycees, and was the first scout in...

UNC president visits Duplin

KENANSVILLE -- Solutions to problems within the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service do not come from Raleigh, they come from people working in individual counties, said the new president of the University of North Carolina. Erskine Bowles visited the Duplin...

Meachen retires from News-Argus

News-Argus Executive News Editor Jim Meachen has retired after 34 years with the newspaper. Meachen, 61, started with the News-Argus as a weekend beat reporter and part-time sports reporter in January 1968, while serving in the Air Force and stationed...

Fremont chief to retire after 41 years on job

FREMONT -- Ben Reid Jr., a fixture with the Fremont Police Department for more than 41 years, announced Tuesday night that he will retire as chief Feb. 21. The 64-year-old Reid was appointed as the town's first black chief in...

Public records

Mobile home destroyed by fire A rental mobile home at 212 E. New Hope Road was destroyed Tuesday night in a fire that authorities called suspicious. The blaze was referred to Goldsboro police for a further investigation. Assistant Fire Chief...

Tax help available at library for seniors and low-income taxpay

Free tax counseling and simple income-tax preparation for seniors and low-income taxpayers is available from the AARP through its Tax-Aide program Mondays and Wednesdays through April 12 at the Wayne County Public Library on Ash Street. Assistance will be available...

Local doctor in MASH unit at earthquake

A Goldsboro doctor returned to his native Pakistan last month to help with efforts to start rebuilding the country -- and families' lives -- more than a month after a devastating earthquake killed 80,000 people and left four million homeless....