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Thursday, April 13, 2006

It's Tobacco Time

News-Argus/Bobby Williams PLANTING TIME: Willie Howell, front, Curtis Howell, Tony Garris and Timmy Sasser set tobacco plants tuesday on the farm of Gerald Howell on N.C. 111 North. Howell was the first farmer in Wayne to start planting tobacco...

Four injured in crash at US 117 intersection

Two vehicles collided on U.S. 117 North shortly before 9 a.m. today and occupants in both cars, including two young girls, were injured and taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital. Goldsboro Police Department Sgt. Trey Ball said a white Nissan Frontier...

State makes official visit to Goldsboro High

State officials are visiting Goldsboro High School today as part of a previously scheduled visit to assess the needs of the state's low-performing schools. Wayne County Schools officials said the visit is not related to a judge's recent ruling that...

City eyeing rec center cost

Although the design has changed slightly, a Goldsboro Community Recreation Building is still a possibility for local residents -- as long as city officials can generate the $12 million needed for the project. Mayor Al King, Wayne County Chamber of...

Migrant workers union opens office in Dudley

Farm Labor Organizing Committee officially opened its new North Carolina office Wednesday evening at 4354 U.S. Highway 117 Alternate in Dudley. "Welcome to our new home," said Leticia Zavala, the state FLOC director, as a crowd of attendees cheered. FLOC...

No injuries in crash at area airport

KENANSVILLE -- No injuries were reported after a North Carolina Forestry Service aircraft crashed upon landing Wednesday afternoon at the Duplin County Airport. After a routine fire patrol, an l-19 Bird Dog plan spun after touching down about 4:40 p.m.,...

Public records

Man charged in larcenies Goldsboro police arrested a 39-year-old Goldsboro man on Wednesday and charged him in connection with a strong-armed robbery and an attempted robbery in March. A woman was robbed March 21 as she entered her car in...

Red Cross to give away grill to lucky blood donor

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for people who are "in love with the grill next door." The chapter will give away a Vermont Castings grill worth $1,100 to the winning blood donor during its...

Plonk Disability Walk to be held May 11

The 10th Annual Hal Plonk Disability Awareness Walk, sponsored by the Mayor's Committee on Persons with Disabilities, will be held May 11. Walkers will line up at 9:45 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church at 204 E. Chestnut St....

Aycock bus driver wins county school's bus rodeo

From staff reports James Jones, a bus driver for Charles B Aycock High School, won Tuesday's School Bus Rodeo sponsored by the Wayne County Public Schools. After mastering the challenging obstacle course and being awarded the first-place trophy, he moves...