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Monday, July 23, 2007

El-Roy or Elroy? The story behind the intersection

News-Argus/Phyllis Moore This green sign, near Long's Plant Farm Road on U.S. 70 East, marks the community that once spread across the highway. For more information see A town's family name....

A town's family name

Is it Elroy or El-Roy? Motorists speeding down U.S. 70 East might not notice the discrepancy, or be aware of the history of the tiny community. The volunteer fire station bears the hyphenated version, reflective of the two names that...

Overcrowded jail concerns Duplin sheriff

Faced with more inmates than beds, Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace has begun working with other county officials to find a way to alleviate the overcrowded situation. One solution being discussed is a pre-fabricated metal building that would serve as...

Free meal program serves local children

Wayne County children and adults who might otherwise go hungry can find a place for lunch through a joint private-government partnership. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and Kennie Jones Ministries have formed the Youth World Outreach Program,...

335th gets chance to practice in Alaskan sky

From the back seat of an F-15E Strike Eagle, Lt. Ryan Bone took a minute to soak it all in. "We were flying along and the air space out here is just so vast, it seems like you can see...

Public records

Investigations The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating these reports: *Rex Smith said Friday that the trailer holding his race car at Smith's Equipment Company on North William Street had been broken into and more than $8,000 worth of eqiupment damaged...

Kinston to remember Caswell

KINSTON -- Kinston will be the site of a week-long celebration of North Carolina's first governor, Richard Caswell, a hero of the Revolutionary War. Commemorative events are planned for Aug. 12-19. The Caswell Memorial State Historic Site Museum will reopen...

Goat/sheep 'roundup' August 17-18 in Sanford

SANFORD -- The state Cooperative Extension Service reminds goat and sheep producers of an Aug. 17-18 educational "roundup" at the fairgrounds in Sanford. Producers will be given an opportunity to learn more about the latest issues related to the dairy...