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Sunday, October 8, 2006

Apex chemical fire not expected to affect Wayne drinking water

By KENNETH FINE News-Argus Staff Writer City Manager Joe Huffman said Saturday that some recent news reports questioning the safety of Goldsboro's water supply were false. The reports suggested heavy rains in Apex might have washed chemicals from a fire...

Airshow almost ready for takeoff

The blue skies above Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will be transformed into a virtual playground Oct. 15 during the Wings Over Wayne Airshow as the military showcases some of its finest aircraft. The airshow, which is the one...

House District 10 candidates ready to do battle

After months of uncertainty, the candidates are set for the North Carolina House of Representatives District 10 race in November. Kinston City Council member Van Braxton spent most of the summer out of the headlines as Rep. Stephen LaRoque and...

Final facilities meeting Monday for Eastern Wayne parents

The Wayne County Facilities Master Plan Team will hear from another group of residents and parents concerning school facilities needs Monday night at Eastern Wayne High School. The forum, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is the last in a series...

NAACP convention will open Thursday in Goldsboro

Goldsboro will be the site of the 63rd annual NAACP State Convention, to be held later this week. "Voting Our Values, Valuing Our Votes" is the theme for the civil rights conference taking place beginning Thursday and running through Saturday...

Sometimes all it takes to win is attitude and a good partner

For 271/4-inch Splash, taking to the ring for the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair's Open Pony, Mule and Draft Horse Show Thursday night wasn't too intimidating -- even though every other competitor in the ring towered over her. Her partner, Mark...

City Council to hold mini-retreat Tuesday

Goldsboro City Council will have a mini-retreat Tuesday at City Hall to discuss funding options for the Paramount Theater and Community Building projects. City Manager Joe Huffman said the meeting will give him an opportunity to explain his idea of...

Local youths get opportunity to learn, share ideas at summmit

Kwain Bryant said he never set out to be a motivational speaker, but his heart for young people brought about requests that turned his passion into a life mission. For the last six years, he has operated "Empowerment Exchange" of...

Public Records

Break-in Siriwat Ratana-Aparoj, 27, of Sixth Avenue, reported her home was broken into and ransacked over the weekend. A door was damaged and among the items taken were a $2,100 flatscreen TV, an $1,800 notebook computer, $1,200 in cash, $1,500...

Duplin, Sampson officials want to weigh in on N.C. 24 improvements

After at least 30 years in the works, the widening and improvement of N.C. 24, from U.S. 95 to U.S. 40, is finally moving toward a beginning. But first, the N.C. Department of Transportation has to decide where in...

Brogden Primary brings home national model school award

From staff reports Brogden Primary School has won the Diana Day National Model School Award for its efforts in a discipline management program. The motivational speaker recently visited to the school to announce the honor. The school was chosen from...