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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Diving into summer fun

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Marcus Allen, 15, jumps into the pool at Mina Weil Park Monday afternoon. With school out and time on their hands, many young people have flocked to local pools to cool off, relax with friends and forget...

Goldsboro City Council delays approval of budget

The Goldsboro City Council again delayed adoption of a 2008-09 budget Monday, a move recommended by City Manager Joe Huffman. Huffman said no major issues factored into the decision, and that he expects the council to adopt the $48.2 million...

Financial analysis of city parks sparks controversy

A Monday evening report from Parks and Recreation Director Sonya Shaw sparked a conversation that left at least one Goldsboro City Council member questioning the "feasibility" of continued operation and maintenance of the W.A. Foster Center and several local parks....

Neighbor accused in killing over kid's accident

A child was accidentally hit in the head with a metal baseball bat late Saturday, igniting an argument that left one man dead of gunshot wounds, police said today. James Anwar Brewington, 29, Waters Street, was shot to death late...

Group announces prayer walk

Members of the STOP the Funeral Initiative appeared before the Goldsboro City Council Monday night and the Wayne County Board of Commissioners today to drum up support for a prayer walk to be held July 12 at Fairview Park. The...

Kiwanis team up on soccer fields

Preliminary plans are in the works for a soccer complex off U.S. 117 South by Waynesborough Park at the former Neuse Heights Subdivision. The Sunrise Kiwanis Club is heading up the proposal, and their vision is to bring 12 fields...

Local 4-H leader killed in crash

The Wayne County 4-H program and county Livestock Association suffered a great loss this past weekend with the death of W. Thomas Rowe. Rowe, 50, was involved in a fatal accident Saturday about 5 p.m. near Valdese, just off I-40...

Duplin gives budget OK

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Commissioners voted 5-1 Monday night to adopt a $47.5 million general fund budget, but not before two of their members criticized it as being tainted by misinformed politics and personality squabbles. Commissioners Reginald Wells and L.S....

Public record

Drug arrests Two Dudley men face drug charges after weekend arrests, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said: *A Herring Road man is charged with possessing cocaine with the intent to sell or deliver, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. Douglas...

MDA to hold its lockup Thursday

Several local executives and community leaders may find themselves in "jail" Thursday, as the Muscular Dystrophy Association "arrests" and "locks up" participants to raise money to fund health clinics throughout North and South Carolina and to send local children to...

Casey family duo finalists in jingle contest

Samantha and Daniel Casey are finalists in The Springer Mountain Farms Chicken Jingle Contest. The father-daughter bluegrass duo is one of a number of acts in the contest. The winning jingle will be determined by a combination of online votes...