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Monday, December 10, 2007

Eureka, it's Christmas

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Sunday afternoon’s warm temperatures and sunny skies were perfect, if a little unseasonable, for the Eureka Christmas Parade. Above, hundreds of people lined the streets of the northwestern Wayne town to see the marching bands, floats and...

Ed Wilson will run for Senate seat

Former Wayne Community College President Ed Wilson has announced he will run for the District 5 seat in the state Senate. Longtime incumbent John Kerr announced last week he would not seek re-election to a ninth term. Wilson said he...

Space for city's new recreation center increasing

The city's new community building will be larger than proposed. The Recreation Center Committee has met with architects Jeffrey Lee and Jennifer Attride from Pearce, Brinkley, Cease & Lee to further perfect details of the South Center Street facility's designs....

Duplin fleshes out plan for economic development

KENANSVILLE -- With an eye on having its new economic development structure in place by early 2008, the Duplin County Board of Commissioners listened recently to an outline of the bylaws for the two non-profits that will be replacing the...

Ritt puts down gavel in Walnut Creek

Ken Ritt has spent more than half his life taking care of his community or country. In his younger days, he spent 22 years flying F-4 fighter jets. And for the last 12 years, he has served the Village of...

Humane Society hopes blues night will spark buzz donations

Hoping to increase the buzz around its ongoing head shaving contest, the Wayne County Humane Society is inviting residents to the Corner Coffee-house in downtown Goldsboro Friday for an evening of blues and possible haircuts. The goal, said society vice...

Waynesborough seeking grant to become part of birding trail

Old Waynesborough officials sent off the paperwork Thursday to accept a grant to help develop ways to attract wild birds to the grounds of the historical village. The federal grant comes from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission with a 25...

Burning ban still in effect

RALEIGH -- State forestry officials are reminding North Carolina residents this holiday season that the ban on open burning prohibits the use of open flame such as luminarias beyond 100 feet of an occupied dwelling. Whether it's legal to burn...