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Thursday, April 17, 2008

These seniors have talent

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Shirley Jones, left, Vivian Holden, center, and Beulah Taylor, right, perform a comedy act as “The Over the Hill Gang” during the first annual Senior Talent Show on Wednesday at the Senior Center in Goldsboro. Organizers hope...

On the loose

News-Argus Video Report Early this morning, a shotgun-wielding robber put doubt on speculation that two other men in custody were responsible for a recent string of armed robberies. On Wednesday morning, Goldsboro and Wayne County lawmen were wondering if...

Proposed sawmill near base gets OK

Despite the possibility that the change in zoning might someday open the 12-acre tract of land south of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base up to unwanted uses, the Wayne County Planning Board voted 3-2 last week to approve the request...

6.4 pounds of cocaine seized in LaGrange

The Goldsboro- Wayne County Drug Squad said it seized 6.4 pounds of cocaine, weapons, a bullet-proof vest and cash from a LaGrange home on Wednesday. A Drug Squad news release lists two men who face charges in that raid in...

Laptops for the love of learning

Through a statewide effort to equip students for the future workforce, every student at Wayne Early/Middle College High School received a personal laptop computer Tuesday night. The school was one of nine in the state chosen to participate in the...

MOC looks towards global economy

An economic connection between North Carolina and the eastern European nation, the Republic of Moldova could benefit both the small country and eastern North Carolina. The Moldovan ambassador, Nicolae Chirtoaca, recently visited Mount Olive College and Dr. Kenneth Stokes, the...

Poultry litter plant is going to Sampson County

Fibrowatt has made its decision, and it will not be building its poultry litter-fired power plant in Duplin County. Instead, the Pennsylvania company, which built its first three plants in the United Kingdom in the 1990s and its first in...

'Jazz on George,' 'Walk it Out Goldsboro' to be held Saturday

Kicking off festivities across Goldsboro, Saturday, will be the Earth Day event, "Walk it Out Goldsboro." Running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stoney Creek Park, it will include a one-mile fun walk, guided trail walks and other games...

Engineering school helping county health department

Students at the newest public high school will assist the Wayne County Health Department this season in efforts to reduce the mosquito population. Beginning April 22, 75 students from Wayne School of Engineering will spend four weeks canvassing the community,...

MOC parents pledge funds for art program

Parents of two Mount Olive College students have made a $50,000 pledge to the school, which will be earmarked for construction of the proposed Fine Arts Village. Gregg and Bonny Henderson, parents of Corey, 21, a psychology major, and Taylor,...

Meadow Lane students raise money for custodians

Students at Meadow Lane Elementary School have spent the past three years working toward helping out the custodians who serve at their school each day. Fourth graders at the school have held several fundraisers to purchase a golf cart for...