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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

BREAKING NEWS - Aeronautics company will build new facility at Global TransPark

Vindication came today for all those involved in the North Carolina Global TransPark as Gov. Mike Easley traveled to Kinston today to oversee the announcement that Spirit AeroSystems Inc. will be bringing more than $570 million in investments and...

Copper theft

News-Argus/Nick Hilton Copper theft forced Gary Brogden, owner-operator of Goldsboro-area Ace Heating & Cooling, to install a brand new air conditioner at the Top Hat Dance Studio on Tuesday. Top Hat owner and local eye doctor Charles Zwerling noticed...

Judge Braswell defaults on land loan

Wayne County's sitting Superior Court judge has been sued for defaulting on a property loan by a international bank chain. A lawsuit filed this month by RBC Centura Bank shows multiple properties belonging to Jerry Braswell have already been sold...

Primary canvass finalizes winners

Tuesday's canvass of last week's primary votes in Wayne and Duplin counties did not reveal any surprises or changes in how candidates finished in their respective races. Provisional ballots were the main focus of the canvass in both counties. However,...

Precious metal theft a problem

The surging price of copper has created a huge demand for the metal used as a key building component and thieves have pounced on the value, making copper one of the most stolen items in Wayne County. It can be...

Dixon calls for runoff in Duplin race

KENANSVILLE -- Jimmy Dixon of Mount Olive has called for a runoff election against Frances Parks of Calypso for the Democratic nomination for the District I seat on the Duplin County Board of Commissioners left open by Commissioner L.S. Guy...

Goldsboro told parks need improvements

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission had a visitor at its meeting Tuesday night, but she wasn't there to just pat them on the back. Judy Hills, a representative from the Eastern Carolina Council, came to speak to the commission...

Duplin looks at industrial incentives

KENANSVILLE -- Incentives for industrial recruitment, "love them or hate them," are part of the cost of doing business today, Bud Cahoon, economic development manager with the N.C. Electric Membership Corp., told Duplin County commissioners at the board's most recent...

Volunteer award nominations being accepted

Nominations are being taken for the 2008 North Carolina Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Service. The Wayne County Association of Volunteer Administrators will evaluate the nominations and select five individuals, businesses and/or groups to be recognized for their contributions to the...