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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Miss Goldsboro 2008

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Lisa Kristen Mace reacts after being announced Miss Goldsboro during the Miss Goldsboro Scholarship Pageant 2008 on Saturday at the Paramount Theatre. Preparing to give Miss Mace the crown is Miss Goldsboro 2007 Nicki Sanderson. For more...

Here she is...

Although 10 women walked the stage of the newly rebuilt Paramount Theatre in their swimsuits and evening gowns Saturday night, only one could be crowned Miss Goldsboro 2008. And this year, that crown and sash belongs to Lisa Mace....

Minority student numbers down at Wayne Community College

Recruiting and retaining minority students concerns officials at Wayne Community College. Despite support efforts, including the addition of minority clubs and receipt of a three-year grant targeting the problem, the number of non-white students continues to drop. Currently, minority...

$80,000 in fake goods seized at two stores

Depending on where he or she buys them, a pair of "True Religion" brand jeans can run a shopper more than $700 retail. And that pricey denim was among more than $80,000 in other counterfeit items seized from two Goldsboro...

Daffodils Festival draws hundreds despite weather

FREMONT -- The rain might have helped the daffodils, but it also kept crowds from thinking spring in Fremont Saturday afternoon. The 22nd annual Daffodil Festival began with warmer weather, but as the day went on, those attending the festival...

Scouts to honor retiring state Sen. John Kerr

State Sen. John Kerr will receive the Tuscarora Boy Scout Council's Distinguished Citizen Award April 14 at Walnut Creek Country Club. Tuscarora Council Executive Harold Keller said the invitations went out this week for the event, which begins with a...

Pulitzer Prize winner Roberts to speak Friday at WCC

Special to The News-Argus Wayne County Reads has rescheduled award-winning author Gene Roberts to speak on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College. He was originally set to appear in February, but inclement weather prevented...

Wayne Community College tests emergency plan with mock 'shooting'

Wayne Community College was in lockdown for more than three hours Thursday as staff and more than 65 representatives from emergency agencies participated in a mock crisis exercise on the campus. The staged event allowed the college to put...

Rabies clinics scheduled for April 5, April 12

From staff reports Wayne County will sponsor rabies vaccination clinics two weekends in April at the locations listed below. The cost is $5 per dog or cat, or pet owners can take their pet to a veterinarian for the shot....

Wayne Junior Livestock Show winners listed

These were the winners in the 60th Annual Junior Livestock Show and Sale held at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fairgrounds last week. Banners Grand Champion Feeder Calf, Dalton Ginn; Reserve Champion, Virginia Grady; Grand Champion Meat Goat, Marisa Linton; Reserve...