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Friday, February 15, 2008

Remembering the fire

News-Argus file photo Goldsboro firefighters spray water over the burning Paramount Theatre in the early morning hours of Feb. 19, 2005. Flames were shooting 30 feet in the air when the first trucks arrived from the headquarters station just...

The day the Paramount died

The phone rings. Peggy Wingate opens her eyes and looks at the clock. It is 4 in the morning. Something must be wrong. She picks up the phone. It is Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders and his wife. They have...

After 30 years, Brinson decides to end his time in government

KENANSVILLE -- Finally retiring after more than 30 years in local government, Woody Brinson seems to be cautiously optimistic about Duplin County's future. "I think the next 20 years have got enormous potential for Duplin County and eastern North Carolina,"...

County forges capital agenda

As Wayne County’s commissioners began setting out their priorities for the upcoming year Wednesday, they first took a look at a potential long-range capital improvement plan. This plan, which was created by county staff and consulting firm Davenport &...

Man killed on moped

A 55-year-old Dudley man on a moped was killed after reportedly missing a stop sign at an Emmaus Church Road crossroads Thursday afternoon, the Highway Patrol reported. Terry Amace Grimes, Delaney Place, Dudley, died on the scene after he apparently...

Mount Olive College gets $71,000 grant for biology lab

MOUNT OLIVE -- The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, NCBC, has awarded Mount Olive College a grant worth over $71,000 to establish a lab to train students in traditional cell and molecular biology. The laboratory will house technologically advanced equipment, including...

Author to speak as part of Wayne Reads

Author Trudier Harris will talk about her memoir, "Summer Snow: Reflections on a Black Daughter of the South" Monday at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Goldsboro High School. The event, provided by the UNC Alumni Association, is part of...

3HC Mardi Gras benefit February 23

The non-profit organization 3HC will hold a benefit Mardi Gras celebration on Feb. 23 to help raise money to expand the Kitty Askins Hospice Center. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Walnut Creek Country Club with a silent...