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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Carrying a special torch

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Members of the 4th Fighter Wing Security Forces detail run the Special Olympics torch up Berkeley Boulevard Tuesday. Law enforcement agencies across the nation conduct “Torch Runs” each year, raising money for Special Olympics programs in each...

County: No new taxes this year

Wayne County's commissioners and county Manager Lee Smith say they have no plans to consider an increase in the tax rate for next year. Commissioners should be getting their first look at a draft budget proposal by the end of...

Council: City parks in need of attention

After presenting an outlook on the current deteriorating condition of some of Goldsboro's parks and recreation facilities to the Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission last week, Eastern Carolina Council representative Judy Hills brought the information to the City Council Monday...

Council weighs ordinance to save structures near downtown

The talk wasn't all budget at the Goldsboro City Council meeting Monday. Although council members did hold a public hearing on the 2008-09 spending plan, the council also held seven other public hearings, including one on a subject meant to...

Duplin unveils legislative agenda

KENANSVILLE -- State Sen. Charlie Albertson and Rep. Russell Tucker have been in the General Assembly "long enough to give us some seniority" when it comes to getting things done, Duplin County Commissioner Zettie Williams said Monday. Ms. Williams' comments...

Woman steals ID of former boyfriend

Wayne authorities say a Goldsboro area woman used her ex-boyfriend's identity to create a credit account, then confirmed it using her new boyfriend's telephone number. Then, a detective said, Lemeka Angeria Kornegay, 26, Millers Chapel Road, used the HSBC (Hongkong...

Schools set graduation ceremonies

Four area high schools will salute their graduates Friday. All four ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. Faith Christian Academy has 23 candidates. Ceremonies are planned in the school gym, with pastor Dann Patrick speaking. Austen Grant Webber is class...

Dillard Homecoming schedule set

Dillard/Goldsboro Alumni and Friends will celebrate its 53rd annual homecoming this weekend with a western theme. Alumni from across the country will gather in Goldsboro, with classes whose graduation years end in threes and eights holding reunions. "A Western Roundup"...

Public record

Vehicle, trailer stolen More than $75,000 worth of vehicles and equipment were stolen from a parking lot in the 300 block of U.S. 117 South on Monday night, according to a Goldsboro police report. Victim Ansco & Associates lost a...

Four honored at MOC graduation

Four awards were presented during the 54th spring commencement at Mount Olive College on May 10. Ryan Fields, a summa cum laude graduate with a 4.0 grade point average, received the Martin Award, given in honor of Lorelle Martin, professor...

Local students earn recognition from DAR

The David Williams Chapter of DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution, sponsered a Good Citizen and a Christopher Columbus Contest essay contest and presented awards to local teenagers for their winning entries. The topic of the Christopher Columbus Essay for...