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Sunday, June 22, 2008

4th Fighter Wing Maintenance Group keeps Strike Eagles soaring

It is just after 3 on a winter morning in the Middle East. A 4th Fighter Wing command pilot decides to clear his head over a walk down the flight line at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Snow is falling, but...

Goldsboro City Council expected to approve budget Monday

Nearly two months after the 2008-09 city budget was proposed, the Goldsboro City Council will reconvene Monday at noon to hold a continuation of the June 16 council meeting for one purpose -- to approve the $48.2 million spending plan....

State Senate District 5 Democratic hopeful Don Davis holds rally

State senatorial candidate Don Davis arrived at Herman Park Saturday afternoon confident that Tuesday's runoff election will result in his name being on the Democratic ticket in November. Speaking at the Uniting Wayne County Rally, Davis remained intent on winning...

Stoney Creek Park Alliance to host three community forums

The community will soon have a chance to comment on and ask questions about the plans for Stoney Creek Park. The Stoney Creek Park Alliance will hold three community meetings starting July 17 at Herman Park Center. The second meeting...

Goldsboro Recreation Center Committee expects $12.3M facility to be complete by 2010

The nearly $12.3 million Community Recreation Center will likely be finished in February of 2010, representatives of R.N. Rouse & Co. said at a center meeting Wednesday. From the Recreation Center Committee's last meeting where 50 percent of construction documents...

Local lawmakers weigh in on state budget

By MATTHEW WHITTLE Assistant News Editor Now that the state Senate has passed its $21.4 billion version of the 2008-09 spending plan, members of both chambers will take the next week to hash out their differences before sending it along...

New Hope Class of 1948 sticks together

When Sue Boyette Coltrane graduated from high school in 1947, she wasn't quite ready to go "off to school," she says. So she asked the principal at New Hope High School if she could return the following year and take...

Pikeville to ask for 10-cent tax increase, Fremont will not

The town of Pikeville has dared to buck statewide trends on not increasing taxes, as they look for a property tax increase. Pikeville is the only prevalent northern municipality to propose a tax increase, as Fremont has chosen to...

O'Berry's Shari Mitchell named Nurse of the Year

Shari Mitchell knew in fifth grade that she would one day be a nurse. Earning her licensed practical nurse degree from Wayne Community College 23 years ago, she has worked for the past 161/2 at O'Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center. Her...

Mount Olive's Winn family honors MOC historian Ken Dilda

By NELSON BLAND Special Correspondent MOUNT OLIVE -- A family whose ancestors sold land for a railroad around which the Town of Mount Olive had its beginnings paid tribute Thursday to Mount Olive College history professor Ken Dilda, past president...

Duplin Commission District 1 runoff to be held Tuesday

By STEVE HERRING News-Argus Staff Writer KENANSVILLE -- A runoff race between Frances Parks of Calypso and Jimmy Dixon of Mount Olive for the Democratic nomination for the District I seat on the Duplin County Board of Commissioners is being...

Tuscarora Boy Scouts to dedicate new aquatic center Tuesday

The Tuscarora Boy Scouts Council will unveil its new Bland Aquatics Center on the waterfront at Camp Tuscarora on Tuesday. An open house will be held at the facility west of Goldsboro from 3 until 5 p.m. with areas...