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Friday, May 26, 2006

Flags and Smiles - SJAFB airmen back

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Lt. Col. Scott Kindsvater is welcomed home by his daughters, Sydney, left, and Samantha at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Thursday. More than 300 airmen returned from operations overseas. For more information see Heroes welcomed, 300 airmen...

Heroes welcomed, 300 airmen return home to cheers, hugs

Every day for the past five months, Marga Cruz and her two young sons placed a sticker on their "countdown board." With each sticker, Jackson and Kaleb's "daddy" was one day closer to coming home. The boys put the last...

Duplin EMS director resigns his post

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Emergency Medical Services Director Curtis Brock has resigned, and District Attorney Dewey Hudson is reviewing possible evidence of antitrust violations involving the county's emergency services contracts in the county. An investigation by the State Bureau of...

Duplin officials will add tax hike

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners agreed during a work session Thursday to include a 3.5-cent increase in the property tax rate when they approve a budget for 2006-07. The rate is currently 77 cents per $100 worth...

Dillard Alumni crowns 2006 queen, scholars

Liz Williams of Atlanta said she wanted to do more than hand out scholarship money to a student Thursday night during the Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni scholarship awards program. So when she called Tammy Moody to the stage, she immediately handed her...

Cliffs of Neuse swimming will open this week

The Cliffs of the Neuse swimming area will open Saturday, but there won't be any diving until there is more water, park officials said. The water is still too shallow in the deep end for any diving, Park Ranger Dan...

City, chamber meet to discuss dues bill

Goldsboro City Council will hold a special meeting at City Hall this afternoon to discuss adjustments they made to the Travel and Tourism budget at a work session earlier this month. They will also decide what role Goldsboro will have...

Public records

5 people charged in vehicle break-in Five people from Goldsboro were arrested before dawn today by Goldsboro police and charged with felony breaking and entering of a vehicle, felony larceny and misdemeanor offenses. Kevin E. Cooley, 20, of Hunter's Creek...

Checkpoints a success, police say

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive Police Chief Emmett Ballree called two "Click It or Ticket," checkpoints held by his department this week a success. Checkpoints were set up on N.C. 55 East near near Country Club Road and on N.C....

Student 'commissioners' ante up for animal shelter

Students fromWayne County's six public high schools took part Tuesday in the annual mock commissioners meeting designed to give students a chance to see how local government operates. Participing students spent weeks preparing and researching topics for debate in their...