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Friday, January 19, 2007

Forecasters: No reason to worry about Monday commute

Goldsboro and Wayne County residents need not worry about the possibility of icy roads this weekend -- there will be none. National Weather Service forecasters said the winter precipitation that caught many central and eastern N.C. residents off-guard Thursday has...

Prominent surgeon dies in car crash

Funny. Smart. A doctor who would go out of his way to care for others no matter what their financial standing. Those are the words family, friends and co-workers used to reflect on the life of Dr. Jose Julio Guijarro...

Officials: N.C. must get set for next BRAC

Meeting Thursday at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, the North Carolina Advisory Commission on Military Affairs spent much of the morning examining how it can best protect the state's military bases during the inevitable next round of realignments and closings....

State takes look at reading progress

A state assistance team is in Wayne County after the county's school district was placed under "district improvement" status when state officials determined the school had not made enough progress in reading scores for the past three years. Letters were...

Members say they try to avoid U.S. 70 stoplights, too

Members of a commission created to improve U.S. 70 admit they look for alternative routes whenever possible to avoid the traffic and stoplights on the existing highway. The U.S. 70 Corridor Commission met Thursday afternoon in Goldsboro to discuss objectives...

Watchers: Rare bird for area makes stop in county

Mary Bridges knew the bird was rare for eastern North Carolina when she spotted it while walking after lunch Jan. 8. Suspecting the chirper was a Says Phoebe, a semi-hardy insect eater that might not make it through the current...

Correction

A photograph in Thursday's News-Argus incorrectly identifed Ray Boyette as chairman of United Church Ministries annual Walk for Hunger. Boyette is the new chairman of the organization. Terry Johnson was chairman of the walk. Hugh Tate is outgoing vice chairman....