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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Supreme Court ruling has ripples in Wayne

The Wayne County Public School system doesn't divvy up its students based on race, so the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring such a practice to be unconstitutional isn't expected to have any sort of real impact here. But that...

Linsenmeyer to lead 916th Wing

As Col. Paul Sykes received his final salute from the men and women of the 916th Air Refueling Wing Saturday morning on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, he smiled. A formal ceremony made it official -- Sykes relinquished command of...

Williford takes over 230th Battalion

After Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bain passed the 230th Brigade Support Battalion flag, he thanked those who showed up to see him off -- friends, family members and the men and women of the unit he has led since October 2005....

Medicaid chief topic at legislative breakfast

As expected, Medicaid, school construction and the need for more water and sewer infrastructure were at the top of the agenda during the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce's legislative breakfast Friday morning at the Goldsboro Country Club. Running close behind...

WCC Foundation exceeds fundraising goal

The Foundation of Wayne Community College has met its financial goal every year since being launched 20 years ago, with a spate of activities being planned to continue the trend during the coming months. Executive Director Jack Kannan said that...

Becky Nye named new News-Argus advertising director

The Goldsboro News-Argus is announcing a retirement and a promotion in its advertising department. Advertising Manager Roger Stephenson has announced his retirement after more than eight years of service to the News-Argus and 40-plus years in the newspaper business. He...

Filing period ends Friday

These people had filed for municipal elections in Wayne County as the end of last week. The filing period ends Friday, July 20, at noon. GOLDSBORO Mayor *D.A. Stuart City Council *Frankie Anna Lewis, District 1 *Bob Waller, District 2...

UniFirst donates items to airmen overseas

Fourth Fighter Wing Commander Col. Steve Kwast accepted more than 400 pounds of donated items to send to airmen overseas Friday from UniFirst during the company's annual Founder's Day celebration. "You can never know the impact you have on an...

SummerFest links past and present

The past met the present on Saturday, during the seventh annual SummerFest at Waynesborough Historical Village. It was a study in contrasts -- re-enactors dressed in Civil War uniforms standing next to parked motorcycles, women in long flowing gowns carrying...

Seegars re-elected wildlife chairman

RALEIGH -- The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has re-elected the chairman and vice-chairman to continue to lead its governing board. Wes Seegars of Goldsboro will remain as chairman and Steve Windham of Winnabow as vice chairman for the next two...

Public record

Robbery A hold-up was reported around 5:43 a.m. Saturday at The Pantry on E. Ash Street. Employee Doreen Olsen described the subject to Goldsboro police as being a 45-year-old bald black manwith a mustache, about 5-feet-6 and 130 pounds. She...

Back-seat passengers now have to buckle up, too

Before you crank up your car and go for a little drive, don't forget to buckle your seat belt, police say. And if you have any passengers in the either the front or back seat, don't forget to tell them...

Mount Olive chamber president resigns

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday that President Gena Knode has resigned. Ms. Knode gave her resignation effective Aug. 10. When she took the helm at the chamber in February 2006, she had already...

Model plane school draws all ages

It used to be that building a model airplane meant opening a box and watching thousands of miniature pieces fall out. Completing the creation required a little tube of glue and hours of patience. Jimmy Pernell, president of Wayne Miniature...

Library to get $50,000 grant for Hispanics

The state has approved a $50,000 grant for the Wayne County Public Library to begin its first year of outreach to help Hispanic residents improve their grasp of English. The grant comes from the federal Institute of Museum and Library...

Keen chosen by Burr for fellowship

GREENVILLE -- An East Carolina University graduate student has been selected by U.S. Sen. Richard Burr for a new six-month fellowship focused on economic development. Adam Keen of Goldsboro will serve as a staff member to Burr in his Wilmington...

Johnson honored by Continentals

Comatha B. Johnson, president of the Goldsboro chapter of Continental Societies Inc., was inducted into the national organization's Hall of Fame at the national conclave in Phoenix, Ariz. Continental Societies Inc. is an international service organization dedicated to helping underprivileged...

Harry Potter workshop July 24 at Public Library

The magic of Harry Potter is hitting the big screen, book stores and the Wayne County Public Library this month. The library will offer a "Magic for Muggles" workshop July 24 from 2-4 p.m. The workshop is free, but registration...

Grain workshop Tuesday

Three workshops on growing organic grains, sponsored by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, will be held across eastern North Carolina, beginning July 17. The first workshop on organic corn and soybeans is Tuesday in Wayne and Duplin counties, from...