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Monday, June 5, 2006

A Hug From Far Away - Families share memories, love

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Tech Sgt. Cindy Hartsfield presses a photo image onto a pillowcase at the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center as part of the REST program. The program provides one free pillowcase to each...

Fee increase dampens development

Getting industries to consider locating new facilities in Wayne County has gotten $46 per pound harder -- and the change could threaten current and future projects here, economic development officials say. The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission raised the nitrogen...

County eyes plan for flu pandemic, disasters

Wayne County commissioners will hear Tuesday how health officials would mobilize should an outbreak of avian flu strike the Wayne area. Dr. Keith Henderson of the Public Health Regional Surveillance Team will make a presentation on the possibility of an...

Pillowcases help families of SJAFB airmen connect

Every night for the past few months, before Sean and Shannon Madsen fell asleep, they kissed and hugged their mother -- even though she was on the other side of the world. Thanks to the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base...

Duplin is talking about tax hike, manager

Duplin County commissioners are continuing their search for a new county manager while they await public comment on a proposed budget that contains a 3.5-cent property tax increase. The commissioners, who were to have met this morning in regular session,...

Property owner gets land in city for just a dollar

Andre Best didn't have to haggle for a better price when the city of Goldsboro offered him a plot of land on Whitfield Drive for a dollar. Best, of Raleigh, owns substandard property in town, which is adjacent to another...

Public records

4 hurt in wrecks Four people were injured in four recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported. *A bicyclist was struck by a car at 9:03 p.m. Saturday on North Berkeley Boulevard at the entrance to the El Korita...

Legislators want to hear from citizens

Wayne County residents will have a chance to express their concerns to state legislators during a legislative briefing Monday, June 12, at the Goldsboro Country Club. Sen. John Kerr, D-Wayne, Rep. Larry Bell, D-Sampson, Rep. Louis Pate, R-Wayne, and Rep....

Opinion - The Enemies

In war, the loss of some innocent civilian lives is inevitable. "Collateral damage" is a term coined in relatively recent years. It has been applied particularly to structures destroyed and civilian victims of strategic bombing strikes. Since we have...