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Monday, April 2, 2007

Pikeville Navy man served on newly decommissioned USS John F. Kennedy

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Pikeville resident George Vrbetic displays a picture of the USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier. Vrbetic was a chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy and served on the aircraft carrier after the Korean Conflict. For more...

Auto tax hike proposal worries dealers

Legislation being considered in Raleigh could more than double the state's Highway Use Tax, a move that has local car dealers concerned. The intent of Senate Bill 1201, which is sponsored by five-term Sen. Daniel Clodfelter, D-Mecklenburg, is to address...

On board history

He was there when it was being built. He oversaw the installation of what some might say were its most important parts. He was standing on the deck when it first shoved off from Norfolk, Va. And he would have...

Salvage yard is back on agenda for Wayne Commissioners

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners will consider a change to the zoning map Tuesday morning that would allow for the expansion of a salvage yard on U.S. 117 South after several months of public hearings and tabling the issue....

New program will take county preschool classes on the road

A yellow school bus is being converted into a classroom that will travel around the county and help preschoolers get a running start on their education, officials say. Wee Wings, the mobile preschool classroom being offered through Wayne County Public...

Habitat for Humanity is looking for families

Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro and Wayne County will have an informational meeting at 6 p.m. today in the WAGES building on Royall Avenue. Habitat has closed on several Harris Street properties and will be pouring foundation to begin construction...