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Monday, March 19, 2007

Re-enactors visit Bentonville

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Confederate re-enactors demonstrate how to shoot a cannon during a living history program at the Bentonville Battleground Historic Site this past weekend. Pictured from left are Johnny Carter, Milton Britt, Abraham Wiles, Donny Taylor and Fred Bugess....

Animal shelter update

Engineers' borings at the proposed animal shelter location off Clingman Street in Goldsboro came back "perfect," county officials said. Now Wayne County's commissioners are hoping Golds-boro City Council will agree when members consider the issue tonight. But the commissioners understand...

SUN - 916th Recruitment Report

As top military officials work to ready Pope Air Force Base for its re-activation this summer, members of the 916th Air Refueling Wing are preparing, too. Their task, they say, is equally as daunting -- to replace the more than...

Legg murder trial

Nearly four years after the Seven Springs slaying, a man accused of gunning down a shopkeeper's son-in-law during a robbery will have his day in court. Jury selection for Roy George Legg, 58, who is charged in the murder of...

Beston Road update

Construction is nearly complete on the directional crossover at the intersection of U.S. 70 and Beston Road. With the crossover's acceleration lanes open, drivers are using the new path, but nearby business owners and residents are waiting to see if...

GSA's 95th w/pic

Sonya Ross camped on the side of a mountain in a blizzard while doing Girl Scout wilderness training in Alaska. "We learned how to make snow caves. It was a wild, scary thing, but I was glad I got to...

Public record

Drunken drivers The Goldsboro Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Mount Olive Police Department, Walnut Creek Police Department and military police from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base teamed up over the St. Patrick's Day holiday weekend to take drunken drivers...

Substitute teacher training March 29

WAGES Headstart and Early Headstart will hold substitute training March 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Royall West Common Room at 507 E. Royall Ave. Those attending must obtain a substitute packet from WAGES by March 26,...

Pickle Princess Pageant Saturday

MOUNT OLIVE -- The first event to kick off the 2007 North Carolina Pickle Festival will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Mount Olive Historical Assembly Hall at 207 Wooten Street in Mount Olive. The 2007 North Carolina...

MOC lecture

The public is invited to a free lecture at Mount Olive College Wednesday about the differences between U.S. universities and Oxford University. Dr. Mike Cavanagh will speak at noon in the Hennessee Room of the Lois K. Murphy Regional Center....

Girl Scout cookie sales near end

The Girl Scouts will stop selling cookies Tuesday, but a tractor trailer full of the cookies will be parked at Michaels on Berkeley Boulevard from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday. Money from the annual Girl Scout cookie sale helps...

Commissioners to consider salvage yard expansion, Fremont library closing

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners will consider a change to the zoning map that would allow for the expansion of a salvage yard on U.S. 117 South. The commissioners will meet Tuesday morning, starting at 9 a.m., following a...

Burr introduces legislation to help homeless veterans

Last week in Washington: *U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, reintroduced the Services to Prevent Veterans Homelessness Act -- legislation to provide supportive services to keep low-income veterans in permanent housing so they do not become homeless. It will increase...