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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Breaking News -- Fatal plane crash

Two people are confirmed dead in a crash of a two-seater plane in the Shine community in Greene County. The plane landed in a field near U.S. 13 North just after 1 p.m., Shine Fire Chief Jeremy Anderson said....

Homecoming

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Logan Collins, left waves with his mom, Jenny, and brother, Hunter, to their father Capt. Lewis Collins of the 335th Fighter Squadron as his F-15E shuts down on the flight line of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base...

Home again: Pilots return from four-month deployment

His eyes still stinging from a post-flight champagne shower, James Jinnette reached down for the reason he is a fighter pilot. It did not seem to matter that he had spent four months at war. Or that landing his F-15E...

Colleges get word on policy on illegals

RALEIGH -- North Carolina's community colleges should drop a lenient admissions policy for illegal immigrants and return to more restrictive rules that follow federal law more closely, the state Attorney General's Office said. The 58-college system now admits illegal immigrants...

Election turnout was high in county

Even with voter turnout reaching nearly 40 percent Tuesday, Wayne County elections director Vickie Reed said everything went smoothly and that she is confident the county had a successful primary. "The count came out correctly," she said. "It went very...

City Council starts talking about budget

The Goldsboro City Council met with City Manager Joe Huffman and several Finance Department employees Monday in order to find ways to narrow spending and avoid increasing the property tax rate. Huffman has proposed a 5-cent increase in the rate...

Duplin voters pick their winners

KENANSVILLE -- Facing a four-way race to replace retiring District 1 Duplin County Commissioner L.S. Guy, Frances Parks of Calypso just edged Jimmy Dixon of Mount Olive by 43 votes Tuesday, but it wasn't enough to capture the Democratic nomination....

WCC holding graduation ceremonies today, Friday

Wayne Community College officials estimate there will be 455 curriculum graduates and 355 basic skills graduates this year, 105 from the adult high school and 230 receiving General Educational Development, or GED, certificates. Two graduation ceremonies will be held this...

WCR survey deadline May 15

Those who read this year's selection for the Wayne County Reads season have until May 15 to respond to a poll about what they thought about the book and the series of events surrounding it as well as what they...

Goldsboro Rotary now accepting grant applications

The Goldsboro Rotary Club's Community Service Committee is accepting grant applications. Local non-profit organizations seeking funding can complete an application form by May 19. These forms are available from Club President Julie Daniels, 778-7074, or from Club Secretary Gary Smithwick,...

Public record

Neal case handled 'meticulously' A Goldsboro police investigations press release says meticulousness, not other priorities, is the reason an investigation into William Jackson Neal Jr. took from summer until Neal's indictment by a grand jury on Monday. Neal is accused...