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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

SJAFB's commander at annual speaker's forum

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Col. Steve Kwast, commander of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, speaks during this year’s annual speaker’s forum co-sponsored by the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. and Wayne County Chamber of Commerce. For more...

Sales tax hike will be on May ballot

Faced with a myriad of county projects looming on the horizon, and with the state General Assembly allowing it the opportunity as part of last year's Medicaid relief package, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to place...

Workers killed in site accident

Two Wayne County men died Tuesday afternoon when a 3,000-pound metal sheet fell from a crane and crushed them at a construction site in Manteo, an official says. Tim Bissette, 41, of Pikeville and Rene Perez, 33, of Seven Springs,...

AT&T gets $100,000 incentive for center

Despite the protests of several people in the audience, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners proceeded Tuesday morning to unanimously approve $100,000 in incentives for AT&T, which announced in December that it would be opening a broadband technical support call...

Commander's call: Build for the future

Steve Kwast would tell you that service means little if "home" is not something worth fighting for. In fact, part of what keeps the Air Force colonel going is knowing there are "tightly knit" communities like Goldsboro and Wayne County...

Seniors qualify as semifinalists for Morehead-Cain scholarships

Three Wayne County Public Schools' high school seniors are semifinalists for one of the most prestigious college scholarships in the nation. Vying for Morehead-Cain Scholarships to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are Emilee Quinn of Charles...

Public record

Lenoir sheriff explains message Lenoir County Sheriff W.E. "Billy" Smith said a new phone system is responsible for an answering machine message received when calling a non-emergency line at the Sheriff's Office. On Saturday, some N.C. 55 residents near the...