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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Market not as tough for house sales

Bucking declines throughout the state in 2007, existing home sales in Wayne County actually increased over 2006, but only by a modest 1.2 percent. And, while it's too early to tell how 2008 will play out with gains in January,...

EWMS student reports knife threat

A 13-year-old girl is claiming she had a knife pulled on her in the Eastern Wayne Middle School gym Thursday. The teenager reported the incident Friday to school officials who later informed the Goldsboro Police Department. According to the incident...

Garden of hope

A few weeks ago, when Daina Taylor looked out her apartment at the corner of Slocumb and Olivia streets, she saw an empty lot full of trash. Today she sees potential -- a lot that has been cleaned, two piles...

Teen, 18, charged in arson at Aycock

FREMONT -- A Fremont 18-year-old helped start the late January fire that caused $200,000 in damages to a state landmark, authorities say. Children take field trips to the Charles B. Aycock birthplace near Fremont to view farm life, original time...

Myers takes position of N-A classified manager

Steve Myers has been named classified advertising manager for The Goldsboro News-Argus. Myers, a native of Washington, D.C., comes to the newspaper from the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area. "I'm very excited to come back to a community-based newspaper group and...

Pulitzer Prize-winning author speaks on race, politics, news

Gene Roberts said he first believed that racial change in America was truly possible after hearing Martin Luther King Jr. speak at a Raleigh church in the late 1950s. Roberts, a Wayne County native and Pulitzer Prize winning author, spoke...

Council to decide on plans for sites

Goldsboro City Council members will talk about restaurants, landscape and finances at their meeting Monday. On the agenda at the council's first meeting in its new chambers will be site and landscape plans for the proposed Community Recreation Center and...

Kidnap report ends up assault

FREMONT -- An Ayden man head-butted his girlfriend, then called police to falsely report men had kidnapped her at gunpoint early Friday morning, authorities said. That initially sent Wayne County sheriff's deputies searching for the non-existent kidnappers in a four-hour...

WCPS jobs fair planned

Prospective teachers are invited to attend Wayne County Public Schools' annual job fair on Saturday at Goldsboro High School from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Representatives from the 33 county schools will be on hand to answer questions about licensure,...

Wayne students will perform at All County Choral Festival at DMS Thursday

Students from 31 schools will blend their voices on Thursday when Wayne County Public Schools hosts its annual All County Choral Festival at Dillard Middle School. The program starts at 7 p.m. More than 270 students have been chosen to...

Healthy Kids Day Saturday at YMCA

The Goldsboro Family YMCA will sponsor Healthy Kids Day 2008 on Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Activities will include live bands, food, swimming, water volleyball and basketball, a Bounce House, a giant inflatable slide, face painting...

Fremont settles city sewer bill

Fremont has paid off its long-standing sewer debt to the city of Goldsboro and is working with Eureka as that municipality continues to pay off its bill. Fremont owed the city $160,000 last year, but has now erased the debt...

Art show winners announced

The Goldsboro Junior Woman's Club had three winning submissions in a recent arts festival sponsored by the General Federation of Woman's Clubs and held in High Point. Hannah Pettus from Wayne Country Day School won first place in the computer...

Red Cross reaches '08 Heroes goal

With a slowing economy, the Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross volunteers and staff knew they had a challenge when they set their goal at $90,000 for this year's campaign. But the organization's "heroes" came through once again,...

City received accreditation

Downtown Goldsboro has been accredited as a 2008 National Main Street, a program that will help the city with economic development by providing a network of resources to further the restoration and revitalization of the downtown area. The Main Street...

1K donation to GSA

MOUNT OLIVE -- Butterball of Mount Olive has given the Girl Scouts North Carolina Coastal Pines a $1,000 donation. "We are pleased to support the great program of Girl Scouting and know that this donation will have a meaningful impact...