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Investigators are seeking the cause of the blaze

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Nahunta firefighters spray water onto a house fire on Memorial Church Road on Monday. Firefighters from Fremont, Nahunta, Polly Watson and Little River responded to the blaze which claimed the life of two people. For more information...

Wayne County School board adopts budget, facilities plan

The school board officially adopted its 2007-08 budget and five-year facilities plan Monday night, expressing hopes that the public will support each. Both topics were initially debated in a three-hour April 25 work session, with a preliminary report forwarded to...

Goldsboro looks at next annexation

Goldsboro City Council members began the process Monday night of considering their next annexation northwest of the city. Although the residents of neighborhoods near Buck Swamp and Salem Church roads have fought off annexation by the city of Goldsboro for...

Two killed in northern Wayne fire

An elderly woman and her granddaughter died from injuries they received in a fire that broke out in the Nahunta community about 1 p.m. Monday on Memorial Church Road. Mayola Waddell, 77, and her granddaughter, Shannon Minshew, 36, were inside...

Hispanics key to future, experts say

Experts say it won't be long before Hispanic caretakers will be the ones seeing to the needs of elderly Baby Boomers, and "being immigrant-friendly is in our own enlightened self-interest." Demographics expert Dr. Jim Johnson of the University of North...

Local lawmakers react to proposed House budget

As they begin to digest the hundreds of pages making up the 2007-08 budget, most members of Wayne County's state delegation say they're comfortable with most aspects of the $20.3 billion spending plan, including the extension of two temporary taxes...

Duplin commissioners get look at 'tightened' budget

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Manager Mike Aldridge presented his "tightened" draft budget to commissioners Monday morning, reflecting their request to limit the property tax rate, reduce fund balance spending and increase county employee salaries. While some areas of the county's...

Kiosk dedicated at site of Civil War battle

Members of the Leadership Wayne Class of 2007 helped dedicate an informational kiosk at the site of the Civil War Battle of Goldsborough Monday. Native American Dreamweaver led the ceremony to dedicate the kiosk at the battlefield site off Old...

Congressional candidate here Wednesday

After cruising to an easy victory in 2006, U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-North Carolina, already has a challenger for the 2008 Republican primary. Today and Wednesday, Onslow County Commissioner Joe McLaughlin will be traveling around the 3rd Congressional District to...

Wright Times-- SJAFB Volunteers

By Barbara Stiles Director, Volunteer Wayne/RSVP All volunteers are extraordinary people. However, everyone in Wayne County has a special place in their heart for the volunteers from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. They come from all over the world and...

WAGES clothing giveaway Friday

The WAGES Community Services Self-Sufficiency Project will hold a Dressed for Success clothing giveaway Friday in the WAGES multi-purpose room at 601 E. Royall Ave., from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The event is designed to provide gently used clothing,...

Pet photo contest is Saturday

The Wayne County Humane Society is sponsoring its 12th Annual Pet Photo Contest Saturday at the Berkeley Mall from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Photos can be sent to the Wayne County Humane Society at P.O. Box 821, Goldsboro, N.C....