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Monday, March 27, 2006

A growing SJAFB

News-Argus/Turner Walston Air Force officers and contractors look over plans for a housing project at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. From left, David Simmons of Simmons Technical Services, Terry Godwin of general contractor Parsons Evergreene, Lt. Col. Bradley Riddle...

City tags mony for recreation center

Goldsboro City Council has set aside the first money necessary to start work on a proposed new recreation center for the city. Recreation and Parks Director Neil Bartlett asked council members Monday to transfer $10,000 from the city's general fund...

Cashing in at Seymour Johnson AFB

Expansion of the mission of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will likely mean more opportunities for local companies and individuals to do business with the military, officials say. The Base Realignment and Closure Commission announced last year that Seymour Johnson...

Judge can put sign in his yard for clerk race

Questions about the propriety of a Superior Court judge endorsing a candidate for Wayne County Clerk of Court might have raised some political eyebrows locally, but state judicial authorities say Jerry Braswell is within his rights. Braswell, a Democrat who...

Agencies gather to plan for next health emergency

Agencies in Wayne County were given their first look Friday at the Strategic National Stockpile and what it will mean to Wayne County when a public health emergency occurs. "It will be important to coordinate our actions," said David Hesselmeyer,...

Bikers ride for the Red Cross

Bad weather didn't stop motorcycle riders from raising more than $6,500 for the Red Cross on Saturday. The second annual Ride for the Red, sponsored by the Goldsboro chapter of Blue Knights International, had 54 bikers winding their way on...

Public Record

Drive-by shooting Four men riding in a 1999 four-door, cream-colored Toyota Camry fired shots into a residence on the 1400 block of Camp Jubilee Road in Seven Springs at about 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office....

Purse-snatching in Pikeville

Pikeville police are investigating a robbery that took place Thursday at the Food Lion. Around 6 p.m. Thursday, 69-year-old woman was loading groceries in her car when a small dark gray car, believed to be a Lexus, pulled into the...

Job fair Wednesday

A job fair will be held Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory on U.S. 117 south. The job fair is being sponsored by the Wayne County Department of Social Services, the Workforce Development Council,...