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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Shine fire chief dies in Goldsboro fall

A prominent Greene County resident and chief of the Shine Volunteer Fire Department died in a fall Thursday afternoon on Mulberry Street in Goldsboro. For more details, pick up a copy of Friday’s News-Argus....

Smith makes campaign stop at Paramount

With country music singer Lee Greenwood at his side, Fred Smith stopped at the Paramount Theatre in Goldsboro Wednesday afternoon as he enters the homestretch in his race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. "At the end of the day, it's...

Five houses slated for summer demolition

MOUNT OLIVE -- For Danny Keel, bulletholes in a window that used to keep the weather out of a home on the south side of town provide a stark reminder of the stakes. So does the charred, rotting frame that...

Ceremony pushes for child abuse prevention

Child abuse and child neglect will not be tolerated in Wayne County, county residents said Wednesday. WAGES For Children Council of Wayne County sponsored the abuse and neglect prevention ceremony on the steps of Goldsboro City Hall. The theme for...

Residents will walk to feed families in county on Sunday

The 25th annual Walk for Hunger will be Sunday afternoon at Herman Park. The fundraising event is sponsored by United Church Ministries, which provides short-term assistance as well as offering ministry of support and guidance. "The UCM is funded through...

MOC establishes new scholarship fund

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Opey Dew and Jenny J. Jeanes Family Endowed Scholarship Fund was recently established at Mount Olive College. A native of Wilson County, Jeanes has been active in higher education for over 48 years. He joined Mount...

MOC awards cash for fall semester

MOUNT OLIVE -- Several area residents have been awarded scholarships to attend Mount Olive College in the fall. Eric Williams of Goldsboro and Tyler Johnston and David Cooper, both of Mount Olive, have each received $3,000 Leaders Scholarships, while a...

Library sets Spring Book Sale dates

The Friends of the Wayne County Public Library invite the public to attend the organization's annual Spring Book Sale April 11-13 in the Gertrude Weil Auditorium at the Main Library at 1001 East Ash Street. Sale hours Saturday are 9...

Public record

Tractor stolen Goldsboro police and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office named last month's theft of a John Deere tractor from Malpass Builders its "crime of the week." The tractor is a 2004 John Deere 5105 with a land leveler and...

N.C. Pork Council pledges funds to MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- The North Carolina Pork Council has pledged $100,000 to Mount Olive College over a five-year period. The money will be used to establish an endowed scholarship at the college in memory of Lois G. Britt. The fund...

Gene Roberts to speak Friday

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 his travel. Wayne County...

N.C. Bar Association to offer free legal info to residents Friday

The N.C. Bar Association will conduct a statewide Public Service Day on Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. More than 500 volunteer attorneys will provide free legal information to the citizens of North Carolina from call-in centers in Asheville,...