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Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Gerald Ford tribute

News-Argus/Greg Sousa In the lead jet, 4th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Steve Kwast takes off from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base this afternoon. Twenty F-15E Strike Eagles followed the commander to Grand Rapids, Mich., to participate in a 21-ship...

Seymour Johnson AFB jets fly over Gerald Ford's funeral

Fourth Fighter Wing Commander Col. Steve Kwast will get the chance to lead from the air today, as he is expected to fly the first single-ship over former President Gerald Ford's funeral this afternoon in Grand Rapids, Mich. F-15E Strike...

Medicaid expenses concern county

The chief goal of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners' new legislative liaison will be to convince state lawmakers to ease the Medicaid burden the county shares. Commissioners designated Commissioner Atlas Price to represent the board in its dealings with...

City will continue hunt for director

Goldsboro officials are still on the hunt for a qualified replacement for outgoing General Services director Joe Sawyer. City Manager Joe Huffman said interviews are being conducted and some worthy candidates have already been identified, but there is still no...

The Big Red Read Machine meets United Way challenge

The mighty Casey might have struck out -- again -- but Jerry Narron hit a home run with more than 100 area children Tuesday afternoon. The Cincinnati Reds manager and former big league catcher read books to local children at...

Eureka awards sewer repair bids; work to start soon

EUREKA -- The Eureka Town Board awarded $864,000 in contracts Tuesday night to repair its ailing sewer system. Board members voted unanimously to give the contracts to T.A. Loving Co. of Goldsboro and Water and Waste Systems Construction of Raleigh....

Red Cross starts push for January, February blood donors

The Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross is starting off the new year by giving away three ACC basketballs. During January and February, blood donors will be entered into a drawing for their choice of a signed basketball...

Drainage, sewer problems discussed at Pikeville meeting

Sewer and drainage issues topped the Pikeville Board of Commissioners' agenda Tuesday night, with several improvement projects planned across the town. Town Administrator Bob Buchanan said many of Pikeville's manholes have been patched up over the past few weeks and...

Voters can cast ballots for young singer until Friday noon

Madeline Edwards performed this morning on CBS News' The Early Show. The 11-year-old singer was competing in the second round of the show's "Living Room ... Live! Kids Edition" talent search. The videotaped performance of her singing was to have...

Trio to perform at MOC on January 19

The Aureole Trio will perform at Mount Olive College at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, as part of the college's recital series. The trio, consisting of flute, viola and harp, will play in the Southern Bank Auditorium in Raper...

Public records

Investigations Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *Sallie Mae Kelly reported Jan. 3 that someone broke into her home located in the 500 block of Vail Road, Pikeville, and stole money, bank cards, a curio cabinet and other...