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Friday, May 16, 2008

More Relay coverage starting Friday night

Beginning Friday evening, see more of Wayne County's Relay for Life event on our new and improved Photo Gallery. Also, this Sunday, read the print edition of the Goldsboro News-Argus for more stories and pictures of the event....

Relay for Life

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Manuel McElroy, left, and Cecil Rose begin placing the luminaries for tonight’s Relay for Life event. By the time the event starts at 4 p.m., there will be almost 8,000 luminaries in place. For more information see...

Ready to Relay?

Amid all the laughing and joviality, you wouldn't know the room was full of cancer survivors. The 15th annual cancer survivors banquet was held Thursday night at First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors of all ages ate their meal while "Superstition,"...

Plenty of food choices to be found at tonight's Relay for Life

Whether you're in the mood for some eggrolls or want to sink your teeth into a southern barbecue sandwich, you're sure to find a buffet of goodies at the 2008 Relay for Life. Top off a meal of chicken, pork...

Expert: Conflict no issue for two hopefuls

David Lawrence, a leading professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Institute of Government, agrees with the assessments of Wayne County attorney Borden Parker and Wayne County School Superintendent Dr. Steve Taylor that there is no formal statutory conflict...

Ballree hearing is May 29

Emmett Ballree, Mount Olive's former chief of police, is facing a state hearing to consider revoking or suspending his certification to be an officer. Ballree, who is currently, chief of police at Boiling Springs Lake near Wilmington, will go before...

SJAFB airman cleared of rape charge

A jury found a Seymour Johnson Air Force Base airman innocent of second-degree rape, second-degree sex offense and assault inflicting serious bodily injury on Thursday. Jack Lee, 25, of Poinsettia Drive, stood accused of a February 2007 rape in a...

WMH Nurses of Excellence are honored

Fourteen nurses and nursing assistants were recognized for outstanding patient care at Wayne Memorial Hospital Thursday night during the annual Excellence in Nursing banquet. The pool was narrowed down from 59 nursing staff members nominated for the honor based on...

Runoff in works for seat in Senate

More than 10 percentage points separated them after the May 6 primary, but because Don Davis fell just short of the necessary 40 percent to win outright, Kathy Taft has officially exercised her right to request a runoff on June...

Public record

Goldsboro Police in torch run Lawmen from both the Goldsboro Police Department and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will participate Tuesday in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, according to a news release. Officers will meet at the...

Six girls to compete in Rosewood pageant

The annual Miss Rosewood High School Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Wayne Community College Moffatt Auditorium. Six contestants will compete for the title and scholarship money. Admission is $5 in advance and $7 at...

Neuse restrictions don't affect Wayne

RALEIGH -- Because of PCB contamination, state public health officials are warning Wake County residents to eat no more than one meal a month of carp or catfish from parts of the Neuse River, Walnut Creek and Rocky Branch, and...

No moratorium on shad fishing

A story in Thursday's News-Argus incorrectly said there is a moratorium on fishing for shad in North Carolina. The moratorium is on fishing for river herring, not shad....