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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Remembering Heroes

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Members of the Wayne County Sheriff's Department honor guard prepare a flag to be raised at the Wayne County Emergency Services Memorial at Wayne Community College today. The ceremony honored nine law enforcement officers who were killed...

Fire destroys Eureka school

From staff reports EUREKA -- The old Eureka School, a northern Wayne County landmark since 1924, was destroyed by fire Tuesday night. Eighteen fire departments answered the call about 6:40 p.m., nine from Wayne County, five from Wilson County and...

Group will raise funds to rebuild Paramount

Draw back the red curtain. It's showtime for the Paramount -- again. Mayor Al King said a "group of private citizens" has taken over efforts to rebuild the historic theater, a little more than a month after Paramount Reconstruction Committee...

Board passes budget, $90 million facilities plan

The Board of Education approved its 2006-07 local budget and a $90 million five-year facilities plan following a two-hour work session Tuesday afternoon. The $3.9 million budget for the school system was pared down from an all-inclusive list of needs...

Law officers memorial

Nine Wayne County law-enforcement officers who died in the line of duty were remembered today in an annual ceremony at Wayne Community College. "Today we honor the memory of the law-enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in...

LaRoque will challenge primary vote

Willie Ray Starling won the Republican nomination for the North Carolina House of Representatives District 10 seat by 11 votes following Tuesday's canvass, but incumbent Rep. Stephen LaRoque said he has filed for a recount with the state Board of...

700 will deploy to Iraq in May

Deployment of more than 700 airmen from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will continue through May, with the next round scheduled to leave Monday. The deployments to various locations throughout Southwest Asia began at the end of April as part...

Public records

Two teens pick wrong yard to stop Two teenagers picked the wrong yard to turn around in Tuesday. The teens had stopped their van in the back yard of Wayne County Sheriff's Capt. Buddy King on Stoney Creek Church Road...

missing in Sampson

Missing The Sampson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the disappearance of Joel Howard Bryant, who left his home at 325 Tram Road on May 7 at 6:00 p.m. and has not been seen since. He was driving a 1997 gree...

Two GHS students receive scholarships

Two Goldsboro High School students are among 19 high school seniors from eastern North Carolina who have been awarded scholarship money for excellence in academics and community service. Adina Black and LaDonna King will each receive $1,000 in scholarship money...

Children's festival to be held at Wayne library Saturday

From staff reports The public is invited to a free children's festival this weekend at Wayne County Public Library. As part of national public awareness campaign, funding was received through a grant from United Way of Wayne County and is...

Calypso looking for mayor

Calypso is a town without a mayor. The town of 432, just across the county line in Duplin, is searching for leadership. Dr. Greg Day, campus minister at Mount Olive College, was elected mayor in November as a write-in candidate....

Buckle up in that truck

From staff reports Wayne County law authorities will emphasize the use of seat belts in pickup trucks next week during a high-visibility enforcement initiative called "Buckle Up in Your Truck." The campaign will start Sunday and extend through May 21....