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Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Farm Family Honored

News-Argus/Turner Walston Lee, left, and Vic Swinson check the tops on a field sprayer on the family farm off Tear Shirt Road in northern Duplin County. The Swinsons were named 2005 Tobacco Farm Family of the Year by the...

Commission takes concerns to Washington

Members of the Wayne County Board of Commis-sioners left for the nation's capital Sunday to bring some of the concerns facing the county and eastern North Carolina to the attention of national lawmakers. Commissioners said they plan to talk to...

Swinsons honored by state as 2005 Tobacco Farm Family

For Vic Swinson, farming is a family affair. Swinson said he counts on his wife, Teresa, and their children to help manage their 4,000-acre Duplin County farm. Their teamwork was rewarded when the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina named...

Council will wait to name street in honor of Rhodes

The Goldsboro City Council held off on a decision to rename a portion of Wayne Avenue in honor of a former council member J.B. Rhodes Sr. until more research is done. Council members met Monday night at City Hall. Some...

New Young Life office coming

A Christian outreach organization that aims to get young people more interested in their faith is building a new home on East Ash Street. Young Life is a nationwide ministry for high school students. It has been in operation in...

Duplin approves transfer station

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County commissioners voted 5 to 1 Monday to authorize the chairman to sign a contract with D.S. Simmons of Goldsboro to build a new solid waste transfer station near Rose Hill. Engineers have warned the county that...

Developer decides not to build low-income complex

MOUNT OLIVE -- A developer has abandoned plans to build low-income apartments in eastern Mount Olive. Mayor Ruff Huggins told the Mount Olive Town Board of Commissioners Monday night that a representative of Evergreen Construction sent him a memo Monday...

Public records

Drug charges Four men were arrested Monday by Wayne County authorities and charged with felony drug offenses. *Brandon Matthew Hill, 18, of A Street was charged by Goldsboro police with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and three...

School menus

Following are menus for Wayne County Public Schools for the week of March 13-17: Monday -- Breakfast: Sausage biscuit. Lunch: Stuffed-crust cheese pizza, baked pork chop with rice, gravy and whole wheat roll, steamed broccoli, cooked carrots, chilled applesauce, fresh...

Princeton board considers town hall plans

PRINCETON -- Two people asked that a sidewalk be added in front of the new Princeton Town Hall that will be built on West Dr. Donnie Jones Boulevard, the old U.S. 70. Princeton Planning Board Chairman Marshall Price asked the...

Goldsboro water customer notice

Goldsboro water customer notice As a condition of the city's water permit, the state requires that the water system convert from chloramine disinfectant to chlorine each year for a short period. On Wednesday, the city will begin the short-term conversion....

Auditions planned for new production

From staff reports The African American Arts Advocates will hold auditions for "Dearly Departed" at Herman Park Center Monday and Tuesday, March 13-14, at 7 p.m. Written by Jessie Jones and David Bottrell, the play is a comedy about what...