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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Celebrating unity

News-Argus/Bobby Williams The Rev. Edward Tatum speaks to the gathering at the annual Human Relations Breakfast held at Ray of Hope Church this morning. Looking on are 4th Fighter Wing commander Col. Steve Kwast and Goldsboro Mayor Al King....

Court won't hear annexation case

The North Carolina Supreme Court has denied a petition for discretionary review of a case involving residents fighting annexation by the city of Goldsboro. Residents of neighborhoods near Buck Swamp and Salem Church roads had asked the state's highest court...

City picks bank for City Hall funding

City Council members have chosen a bank to finance the $4 million renovation of Goldsboro's original City Hall. Finance Director Richard Durham recommended Monday that the council accept the terms of a loan for the project from BB&T. Unanimously, its...

Memorial service planned for Wright

Barney Mashburn has a few choice words to say to the man accused of fatally stabbing his friend during a confrontation late Sunday. But for now, he said, he will hold his tongue. He knows those words will do little...

City, county residents recall attitude changes at Human Relations breakfast

When Mayor Al King moved to Goldsboro three decades ago, he said there was a noticeable divide among races living inside the city limits. "People would refer to others by their race," he said. "That bothered me." Times have changed....

Duplin commission welcomes new business, grants

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners welcomed a new business to the county Monday morning, approving the sale of a five-acre parcel of land in the Southpark Industrial Center to Veteran Fire Inc. for $30,000. Veteran Fire, a...

Association recognizes volunteers

Members of the Wayne County Mental Health Association gathered Tuesday to honor some of their own and to hear from the new commander of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Fourth Fighter Wing Commander Col. Steve Kwast said the base is...

Bell elected new majority whip in House

State Rep. Larry Bell, D-Sampson County, was elected Tuesday as one of three majority whips. Bell, who also represents Wayne County, is entering his fourth term in the House. This will be his second term serving as a Democratic Party...

Public record

Investigations Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *Someone stole $7,400 in merchandise from Down East Travel Center, 2600 U.S. 117 South. *James Craig Sellers reported someone broke into his home in the 200 block of Charlie Braswell Road...

Pikeville gets good financial report

The Town of Pikeville Board of Commissioners were commended for properly managing its fund balance and turning a profit in its electric, water and sewer funds during an audit presentation given Monday night. Accountant John Anthony told the commissioners that...

Library plans black history programs

The Wayne County Public Library has several things planned for February in observance of Black History Month. On Feb. 13, the library will host Zora's Stories, a family story night beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will be stories for all...

Kindergarten workshops scheduled

Kindergarten readiness workshops for parents will be held Feb. 22 in the Charles B. Aycock High School media center, March 8 at the Southern Wayne High School media center and March 22 at the Wayne County Public Library. The workshops...

Injured passenger charged with drug possession

KENLY -- The survivor of a crash that killed two high school students late last month has been charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Authorities discovered Travis Whitley Foster, 16, of Kenly, to have the drugs and paraphernalia...

Dillard Motown benefit February 24

An evening of soul music will be held at the Dillard Alumni Center at 801 Poplar St. on Saturday, Feb. 24. Proceeds from the perfmance by the Motown Revue Show will go to pay for scholarships given out by the...