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Friday, September 14, 2007

Rocketeers deploy - the 336th heads for Southwest Asia

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Cassandra Hopkins waves goodbye to her husband, Capt. Ben Hopkins, as members of the 336th Rocketeers deploy to Iraq in support of the global war on terror from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base early this morning. For...

SJAFB F-15's head to war

To passersby, it might have resembled a field party -- a crowd of 100-plus wide awake at 2 a.m., dancing to the sound of heavy metal tracks blaring out of tall speakers. And despite the sadness that often accompanies deployment,...

Dr. Owens will be transfered

A Cherry Hospital doctor charged in 1989 with taking indecent liberties with a child will now be assigned a job working primarily with adult males. Dr. Robert C. Owens, 53, of Hardingwood Drive, had been Cherry's acting medical director until...

Reul Inc. will buy division, add 50 new jobs

Reul Inc. announced Thursday that it will expand its Goldsboro facility, creating 50 new jobs and investing $2 million in the community over the next three years. As part of its expansion, the company also is buying the Traction Power...

Days of Caring kickoff

Emily Peacock didn't know why she had been singled out to speak at a community service event. And, like most volunteers, she was humbled by the opportunity. Mrs. Peacock was the speaker at the 14th annual Days of Caring kickoff...

Red Cross chapter recognizes county volunteers at luncheon

Wes Waller received the Mary Norwood Volunteer of the Year Award for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross at its recognition luncheon Thursday. Waller has been active with the Red Cross for more than 20 years, serving...

Suspect sought in Mount Olive murder

Mount Olive Police have a suspect in the Monday murder of an East Kornegay Street resident, authorities said. Police also identified another suspect involved in a shooting on Saturday. Windsor Devone Ingram, 20, is wanted in the murder of Tamorris...

WCC landscaping class starts September 18

Wayne Community College Continuing Education will offer a landscaping class for homeowners beginning Sept. 18 and running through mid-December. The class will cover plant identification and selection, and home landscape design, and will include home visits. All materials are provided....

Newspaper staffers win big in lottery

Five members of the News-Argus staff came within an eyelash of becoming millionaires this week when they were one number away from a multi-million dollar win in the state lottery. They did, however, come away with $40,000 altogether. One more...

High-tech biology grant helping students at WCC

Wayne Community College students are taking advantage of a high tech biology classroom this fall, made possible through a $44,668 state Community College System BioNetwork grant. Funding paid for multimedia equipment that will be used for the college's biology courses...

State Fair entry deadline Monday

RALEIGH -- Monday is the deadline for submitting many entries to the North Carolina State Fair. More than $605,000 in premium money will be distributed to winners. The fair offers competion in 41 departments featuring thousands of categories, including agronomy,...