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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Celebration in Mount Olive

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Mount Olive College pitcher Ryan Schlecht and catcher Jason Sherrer embrace as other team members run out to celebrate after the Trojans defeated the University of South Carolina-Aiken on Monday to win the NCAA Division II South...

To pick VIPER or not to pick VIPER

With the Wayne County Board of Commissioners' quarter-cent sales tax referendum having failed by a more than a 60-percent margin, officials are beginning to look at other options to fund a new emergency communications system. But as they do, questions...

Public a no-show at Goldsboro City Council budget hearing

The Goldsboro City Council held a public hearing on the recommended $48.2 million 2008-09 budget at its meeting Monday night, and only two people stood up to speak on the subject. The first was Mary Ann Dudley, the director of...

Duplin commissioners bicker over sales tax defeat

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Commissioner Reginald Wells said campaigning by fellow board member David Fussell and his constituents was a factor in causing the county to miss the "golden opportunity" a proposed one-quarter cent increase in the local sales tax...

Duplin commissioners weigh options for increasing salaries

KENANSVILLE -- Minimum salaries for Duplin County government employees lag behind the average of those in surrounding communities, while salaries on the upper end of the pay scale are more in line with those in the same communities sampled for...

100-years-old's secret to her long life: Not misbehavin'

MOUNT OLIVE -- The sparkle in her eyes, her quick wit and laughter belie Elizabeth Hines' age, making it hard to believe she is 100 years old. She turned the century mark last Thursday and her family, driving in from...

Public record

Armed robbery Jody Ginn of Peanut Road, Snow Hill reported that he was robbed at gunpoint around 11:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Patetown Road, police said. Ginn did not provide a description of the suspects or weapons, according...

Local Boy Scouts win national competition

The Tuscarora Council Boy Scouts Council has won three national marketing awards for its communication program. The awards, which are part of the 10th Annual President's Award for Marketing Excellence competition, are sponsored by the National Council of the Boy...

Child predator awareness workshop to be held on May 29 at Family YMCA

The Mental Health Association in Wayne County will offer a workshop about child predators for children ages 5 to 11 and their parents. The workshop, entitled "Child Lures," will be held Thursday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Goldsboro...

School lunch menu for May 26-30

Monday -- Breakfast: blueberry muffin; Lunch: stuffed crust cheese pizza, rib-a-cue on bun with barbecue sauce, steamed broccoli,corn niblets, applesauce and orange. Tuesday --Breakfast: sausage patty with biscuit; Lunch: mac & cheese with wheat roll, baked corn dog nuggets, steamed...