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Sunday, June 3, 2007

Seymour airmen deployed

The neighborhoods on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and beyond are a bit quieter these days as few by few, more than 300 airmen from the 4th Fighter Wing deployed last month. In the past few weeks, airmen from numerous...

Wayne man killed in ATV accident

A Fremont man was killed early Saturday when he was ejected from his all-terrain vehicle on Napoleon Road just outside the city limits. Jason Thompson, 28, of Davis Mill Road, was apparently driving on the dirt road near his home...

Virtual high schools offered

New high schools will soon be popping up all over the county, but none of them require funding, bricks or mortar. The latest way to learn is online, educators say. Governor Mike Easley's office and the N.C. Department of Public...

Law officers conduct DWI checkpoints around the city

Nearly three dozen officers from the Goldsboro Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff's Office and State Highway Patrol took to the streets early Saturday to shine the spotlight on drunken drivers. Armed with a mobile alcohol testing site called the BAT...

Former gang member appeals to youth to 'Refuse to Die Like That'

James Jamison grew up in the projects of Stamford, Conn., a hard-core area affectionately termed the "Cage" by local police. "They thought we were all animals and they treated us like animals," he explained. Gangs and drugs were a way...

Chatman to seek re-election

Goldsboro's District 3 Councilman Don Chatman has thrown his name into November's race -- and all it took was a little prodding from his family and friends inside City Hall. With Mayor Al King and City Man-ager Joe Huff-man telling...

Coggins named sports editor for News-Argus

Rudy Coggins has been named the new sports editor of The Goldsboro News-Argus, the newspaper announced. Coggins takes over for Steve Roush, who served as the sports editor for two years before leaving the staff in late April. An East...

Wayne Christian arts camps scheduled

Wayne Christian School is offering several fine arts camps, with the theme "Using Fine Arts to Glorify God." To register, parents should come by the school office on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 9 a.m and 3 p.m., or call...

Seven Springs festival Saturday

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The seventh annual Ole Timey Days Festival will be held Saturday in downtown Seven Springs. The festival is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and last as long as the crowd does. Sponsors are the town board's...

Mount Olive College to offer agricultural science program

MOUNT OLIVE -- A partnership with N.C. State University will allow students at Mount Olive College to prepare for a future as agriculture education teachers. Starting this fall, students can enroll in the agricultural science education program, developed to help...

Duplin budget public hearing set for Monday

The Duplin County Board of Commissioners will present its 2007-08 budget and allow county property owners to express their opinions of the proposal at a public hearing Monday at 6 p.m. at the Duplin Commons auditorium in Kenansville. Commissioners want...

Disaster volunteers sought

With hurricane season looming, state officials are seeking medical and non-medical volunteers to be of assistance. Any North Carolina resident willing to volunteer in the event of a disaster is encouraged to register through an Internet-based registry called SERVNC, the...

City Council to consider voluntary water conservation

Goldsboro City Council members are expected to discuss a potential call for voluntary conservation of water at their first June meeting Monday night. Conservation measures are based on water level readings taken at the Neuse River. Under voluntary conservation, residents...