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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Back in Raleigh

News-Argus/Matthew Whittle State Sen. John Kerr, D-Wayne, speaks with friend Gary Chanle after the opening session adjourned Wednesday. Many of the legislators had friends and family accompanying them for their swearing-in ceremonies. It was Kerr’s 11th opening day. For...

Beston crossover concerns residents

Property owners near the intersection of U.S. 70 and Beston Road continued to voice their opposition to a crossover being built by the state Department of Transportation at a meeting earlier this week. DOT engineers Jerry Page, Ricky Greene and...

Second man arrested in deadly shooting

One of the suspects in a drive-by shooting last Saturday that left a 34-year-old Dudley man dead and four others injured was arrested late Wednesday at an apartment complex in Or-lando, Fla., local autho-rities said. Marco Antonio Flores, 19, is...

Local delegations ready to get to work in Raleigh

RALEIGH -- If visitors to the state capital didn't know better, they might have thought Wednesday's opening session of the 2007 General Assembly was a take-your-family-to-work day as children, grandchildren and spouses had a more-or-less free run of the state...

Anchor store to build at site of new center

Office Depot is coming to Goldsboro in the fall as one of the anchor stores at the new Memorial Commons shopping center on Wayne Memorial Drive. Connell Radcliff of 1st Carolina Properties, which is developing the former Nichols department store...

Local winery honored for community efforts

KENANSVILLE -- Monday's legislative and business appreciation breakfast at James Sprunt Community College was more than just a chance for local business and government leaders to get together, it also was an opportunity to honor Duplin Wine Cellars with the...

Free tax assistance provided by AARP

AARP's Tax-Aide program will be offering free tax counseling and simple income-tax preparation for seniors and low-income wage earners starting Feb. 5 through April 16. The free service will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays at the Wayne County Public...

Public school kindergarten registration set for March 30

Pre-registration for kindergarten in Wayne County Public Schools has been set for Friday, March 30, at all 15 elementary schools. Pre-registration will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. A child must be five years old on or before...

Public records

Investigations The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating the following reports: *Edwin Marvin Jewell of Glenwood Trail said someone used his credit card number and ran up a $2,188 bill by making several purchases between Friday and Monday. *Sheila Renee Moore...

Al Gore's environmental film to be shown at WCC

Wayne County's only public screening of Al Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth" will be held at Wayne Community College next month. The film will be shown twice. Hosted by the college's Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society, the public is...

Community Affairs Office seeks award nominations

The city of Goldsboro Community Affairs Office is accepting nominations for the city and Wayne County's individual, civic organization and business-industry awards. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 30. For information, call the Community Affairs office at 580-4359. The office,...