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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

An Airman and an anniversary

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Staff Sgt. Daniel Spencer, right, receives the Bronze Star from Lt. Col Byron Anderson, commander of the 4th Operations Support Squadron, during a ceremony at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Spencer also earned a Purple Heart during...

Cop shooter sentenced

A 60-year-old Goldsboro man who shot a city police captain in the chest two years ago was sentenced to nearly 46 years in prison in a Raleigh federal court this week. Bobby Lee Rawlings, formerly of East Elm Street, stood...

Hero, squared

Nearly a year ago, Staff Sgt. Daniel Spencer was on a road 40 miles northeast of Baghdad when a bomb shot his armored patrol vehicle 10 feet in the air. Just six months later, the airman took another drive down...

Bond market affects hospital

Wayne Memorial Hospital has been forced to consider alternatives to reduce interest costs on its 2006 bond issue for $35 million. A sharp drop in the auction rate bond market has impacted Wayne Memorial and nine other hospitals, including Pitt...

Schools deliver budget to county

Meeting in the second of four scheduled sessions, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education began preliminary discussions about the school system's 2008-09 budget Tuesday afternoon. "When it says draft, that's exactly what that means," Superintendent Dr....

Officers get mixed reviews in Fremont

FREMONT -- For the second month in a row, citizens gathered at town hall to complain to their aldermen about what they see as an overzealous police department. But the late-arriving crowd of about seven was smaller and less vocal...

Public gets first official look at Goldsboro City Hall renovations

The grand re-opening of Goldsboro's century-old City Hall on Tuesday gave city officials, residents and guests a chance to reminisce about the past and look ahead to the city's future. Mayor Al King said the renovated structure will be a...

Public record

Thefts reported *James Hibbard of North George Street reported his brown 1988 Isuzu Trooper was stolen from a parking lot in the 1600 block of North George Street sometime over the weekend, Goldsboro police said. *James Brown Jackson of Perkins...