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Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Red, white and blue - Marking the nation's birthday

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Cassidy Mason shows off her wheels and patriotism Tuesday during the Kid's Parade in Westbrook Park, Mount Olive. The event kicked off an afternoon celebration that included games, hot dogs, ice cream and watermelons. Close to 500...

Seven more arrested in prostitution sting

Seven more men have been arrested by Goldsboro police in the fourth phase of Operation Clean Streets and charged with soliciting for prostitution. The arrests came a day after police had arrested eight more men and charged them with soliciting...

Alliance will help bring new business

A new, combined economic development effort designed to increase interest in the region and to bring more jobs to Wayne County is now official. The Wayne County Development Alliance, which began operations this week, replaced the county's Economic Development Commission...

Melons are prime for plucking

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The heavy rains that have bashed Wayne County recently could be good for Jacob Odom's watermelon crop. Now, all he needs is a little more heat, he says. Some of the melons he grows could be in...

Volunteer pilots give N.C. Olympians a lift

Since his days as a pilot in the Air Force, Jim Steele, the manager and chief pilot for Strickland Insurance Group Aviation, said he has grown accustomed to flying from point A to point B. But as a volunteer for...

Veterans ask leaders to give back benefits

Years ago, as retired Senior Master Sgt. John Armstrong finished his appointment at the doctor's office, he was told not to return -- the government was no longer footing the bill for his medical care, and he did not have...

Eastern Wayne Middle School debate team to attend Model U.N. conference

A debate team formed last year at Eastern Wayne Middle School to boost students' test skills has earned a spot at the Model United Nations Conference later this year. Mary Susan Heath, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at the school,...

Public record

House fire A Tuesday morning fire severely damaged a home on Elton Drive. The home of Etta Geraldine McIntyre was struck by lighting during a heavy thunderstorm. She and the other members of her family got out of the house...