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Monday, August 7, 2006

Blueberries, but no hill

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Sharon George had to get up pretty early in the morning to pick these blueberries - before the 100-degree heat sent her back inside. Mrs. George said she was picking the blue fruit from her friend's bushes...

Principal responds to judge's statement

Judge Howard Manning Jr. has the power to close schools that are not performing satisfactorily, but Goldsboro High School Principal Patricia Burden said local efforts are in line with what he has requested. In a speech Friday at a leadership...

Battle site will get new emphasis

The site of the largest battle ever fought in Wayne County will soon become more visible and more accessible if a new organization designed to protect and promote the battlefield gets its way. The Goldsborough Bridge Battlefield Association was formed...

He teaches college courses while sailing on deep blue sea

Mick O'Donnell wouldn't mind teaching on dry land, but for now he is staying afloat by going wherever the Navy assigns him. For more than 21 years in the Air Force as a flyer, O'Donnell retired in 1984. He later...

Forum set for review of plan for downtown

The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp., along with urban designer Allison Platt, will host two public forum sessions on the second floor of the new City Hall Tuesday. The meetings, which will begin at noon and 7 p.m. respectively, are expected...

District 10 hearing set for today

The state Board of Elections was to hear a protest by state Rep. Stephen LaRoque today over the results of the Republican primary for the District 10 seat in the House. LaRoque lost to Willie Ray Starling by 11 votes...

Public records

Handgun stolen Shelly Flanagan of Best Street said someone entered her car and stole a semiautomatic handgun from beneath the driver's seat. It was valued at $200. Vandalism The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. reported one of their vending machines damaged to...

Partnership offers sign language

An Intermediate American Sign Language class for parents and caregivers of young deaf children is being offered locally by the Eastern N.C. Early Intervention Program for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Adults participate in discussion, brief presentations,...

JSCC offers degree in grape, wine production

James Sprunt Community College will be the first school in the state to offer a degree in growing grapes. North Carolina ranks 10th in grape production and 12th in wine production and interest in the business is growing. JSCC received...

Flag retirement ceremony set for September 10

Wayne American Legion Post 11 of Goldsboro and Woodmen of the World Lodge 481 of Grantham will hold a formal American flag retirement and disposal ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 3 p.m. The purpose of the program is to...