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Monday, June 16, 2008

Back from Bagram

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Command pilot Capt. Lewis Collins, left, a member of the 4th Fighter Wing’s 335th Fighter Squadron, walks toward the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base flight line with his Weapons Systems Officer, 1st Lt. Elijah Bishop, before a...

Wayne not under drought conditions

Despite warnings from Gov. Mike Easley that North Carolina remains under the threat of drought, Goldsboro Public Utilities Director Karen Brashear said that water on the Neuse River is still at a reasonable level. Across the state, 32 counties are...

Wayne County to schedule hearing on industry incentives

Wayne County commissioners are expected to schedule a public hearing Tuesday to consider a tax rebate incentive worth up to $50,000 to aid a Nahunta company with its expansion plans. The board is also expected to give final approval to...

Sheriff Winders explains need for more deputies

Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders said he wants the public to understand why he is asking county commissioners for eight new deputies during a time of tight budgets and shrinking revenues. Winders appeared before the commissioners at a budget...

SJAFB air crews reflect on four-month tour

For the first time in more than four months, Ryan Bone sees America. He is in the back seat of an F-15E Strike Eagle, somewhere "just over the Atlantic." "I welled up," he said. It was an emotional sight, in...

Social Services Director will retire

Judy Pelt was just 12 years old when she read a book that changed the course of her life and in doing so changed the lives of the thousands of people she has touched over the past three decades. She...

County names Jones to replace Pelt

SNOW HILL -- Debbie Jones of the Shine community in Greene County has been hired as the new director of the Wayne County Dept. of Social Services. Mrs. Jones, director of the Greene County Social Services Department, is taking over...

Wayne schools encourage apprenticeship programs

Wayne County School officials are continuing their efforts to forge a partnership with the business community, recently hosting an informational session on its "youth apprenticeship" initiatives. About 25 area businesses sent representatives to the session, said Erlene Brogden, lead teacher...

Goldsboro City Council to discuss parks and rec repairs tonight

It may cost more than $275,000 to repair items in Goldsboro's parks and recreation facilities. The cost analysis comes just weeks after Judy Hills, who is working on the comprehensive master plan for the city's Parks and Recreation Trust Fund...