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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Speaking out at City Council

News-Argus/Greg Sousa The Rev. Henry Gregory Jr. expressed opposition Monday night to a rezoning that would permit a nightclub on James Street. For more information see Nightclub permit opposed....

Two more suspects sought in shooting

Wayne County sheriff's deputies cast a wider net Monday hoping to catch two men who allegedly gunned down a 34-year-old Dudley man and injured four others during a drive-by shooting late Saturday. However, the search continues for Venancio Martinez, 17,...

SJAFB airman invited to State of the Union address

Those watching President George W. Bush's State of the Union Address this evening will see more than a room full of elected officials -- they will see a member of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's 4th Fighter Wing, too. Tech...

Nightclub permit opposed

Years ago, the east side of James Street was known only as "The Block," an area characterized by gunshots, drug deals, noise and violence. On Monday night, area residents told Goldsboro City Council members they would fight to ensure those...

High school mourns loss of two teens

KENLY -- Colorful posters, flowers and other mementos mark the spot where tragedy struck Sunday claiming the life of two North Johnston High School students and injured another classmate in a head-on collision. Both drivers, Nicholas Ryan Creech, 16, of...

New city fire chief takes oath

Alvin Ward isn't naive. Hired to replace the well-respected Goldsboro Fire Chief Bobby Greenfield, who retired last month, Ward knows he has big shoes to fill. With 18 years under his belt, Ward has learned a thing or two about...

Duplin lawmakers set agendas for new session

KENANSVILLE -- Speaking at James Sprunt Community College's legislative and business breakfast Monday morning, state Rep. Russell Tucker, D-District 4, and state Sen. Charlie Albertson, D-District 10, said that with a long list of items in front of them, they're...

Public records

Investigations Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *William Hinson of Clinton reported the theft of a 1993 Dodge Dakota and a purse containing $40 cash and a driver's license from the 1000 block of Thunder Swamp Road on...

Tobacco payments delayed

Tobacco buyout payments will be delayed several weeks, government officials said, due to computer problems. Farm Service Agency officials said last week that farmers and former quota holders could expect payments by late this month or early February. But a...

Mount Olive College sponsoring trip to France

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College is planning a 16-day tour of Burgundy, France, which is open to the public. The summer program, scheduled for July 16-31, will cover language, art, archaeology and culture. The two-week study abroad experience will...

MOC professor will speak on his tour of duty in Afghanistan

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Mount Olive College professor stationed in Afghanistan is returning to the area next month and will give a talk about the war. Dr. Ted Janicki., assistant professor in the Tillman School of Business at Mount Olive...

Goldsboro D.A.R.E. officer honored

Goldsboro police officer Willie Thomas was named D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year at the annual North Carolina D.A.R.E. Officers Association Training Conference held in Asheville Jan. 8-12. In addition to winning the award, Thomas also was elected president of the...

Councilman Rev. Williams announces his bid for re-election

At least one familiar name will appear on Goldsboro ballots this November. The Rev. Charles Williams has made it official -- the District 4 representative will, again, seek re-election to the city council. "I am delighted and feel very fortunate...