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Sunday, November 19, 2006

Teen indicted in death of friend

A Goldsboro teen will face murder charges in connection with the May shooting death of a Charles B. Aycock High School student. A Wayne County Grand Jury returned an indictment for second-degree murder Nov. 6 against Timothy Wydal Alston...

Mount Olive College christens building for Rapers

MOUNT OLIVE -- When the Board of Trustees of Mount Olive College decided to dedicate the largest building on campus to its first president, it signified more than a name on a building. Christening the new structure W. Burkette and...

Thomas family keeping their faith, heart

Doug Thomas doesn't drive past the Ash Street crosswalk in front of Greenwood Middle School today without thinking about how other people drive -- too fast. It was there, a year ago, that his son, Carson, was hit as he...

New Hope firefighters mark 50th year

By ANDREW BELL and KENNETH FINE News-Argus Staff Writers When Roy and Willa Gray's house burned down in January 1951, all that was left was a single wooden step -- and a lifetime of charred memories. There were no firefighters...

Company announces 30 workers laid off

MOUNT OLIVE -- IMPulse NC Inc. officials announced Friday the company has laid off 30 employees after deciding to end one of its manufacturing lines. IMPulse NC President Terry Derrico said the company will no longer pursue its traction power...

Community Thanksgiving service today at 5 p.m.

From staff reports A community Thanksgiving service is planned for 5 p.m. today at Madison Avenue Baptist Church. The event is sponsored by the interdenominational and interracial ministers' group CLIFF, which prepares the Community Lent and Advent Services each year....

Downtown lighting ceremony Tuesday

By LEE WILLIAMS News-Argus Staff Writer Bells will be ringing and the Christmas decorations in downtown Goldsboro will be all aglow as hundreds of local residents gather for the annual holiday lighting ceremony this week. Mayor Al King and the...

Motorcycle toy run today

The 18th Annual Wayne County Motorcycle Riders Toy Run will be held today, with riders gathering at noon at Berkeley Mall for the 2 p.m. start. Entry fee is one new toy per bike. The toys will be donated to...

Today is deadline for Operation Christmas Child boxes

Today is the deadline for submission of shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at Adamsville Baptist Church. The program, sponsored by Samaritan's Purse, collects shoeboxes of toys and other gifts for needy children around the world. Shoeboxes will be accepted at...

City Council to hold four public hearings Monday

Zoning issues and conditional land use requests are among the items Goldsboro City Council will take up at its final meeting of the month Monday in the second-floor conference room at City Hall. The meeting, scheduled for a 7 p.m....

Mayor's Committee honors supporters of disabled

About half of the 85 people who live at the Waynesborough House have disabilities, and Mayor Al King said manager Joyce Johnson is like a mother to them all. King presented the Mayor's Trophy to Ms. Johnson Friday during the...

Duplin flu vaccines available

With flu season starting to warm up, the Duplin County Health Department has flu vaccines available. "We're giving flu vaccines every day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.," county health director Ila Davis said. "Anybody who needs a flu shot,...

Duplin County ABC/AYP test scores lower

Duplin County students turned in lower scores this year on state-sponsored proficiency tests, but that doesn't mean they are doing worse than last year, local school officials said. The state has just raised the bar, they said. The North...