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Monday, September 8, 2008

W.A. Foster Center: Who was W.A. Foster?

Born in Lawrenceville, Va., in 1902, Walter A. Foster is remembered throughout Wayne County as an educator, church member and civic leader. He graduated from Livingston College in Salisbury before pursuing a master's degree at Colombia University in New...

W.A. Foster Center: What Mayor Pro-Tem, Rec Center panel chairman Chuck Allen says

Goldsboro Mayor Pro-Tem and Recreation Center Committee Chairman Chuck Allen commented recently on the W.A. Foster Center and how it related to the new Community Recreation Center. He acknowledged that the facility is "highly used" but noted that the...

W.A. Foster Center: Pay to fix it up or shut it down?

Charles Jackson remembers the year he worked on the renovations to the W.A. Foster Center in the 1970s. News-Argus/Greg Sousa Anansi Stephens, 7, watches as her friend, Kayla Hill, plays a game of checkers at the W.A. Foster Recreation...

Byrd set for next role at college

MOUNT OLIVE -- As Mount Olive College seeks a successor to President Dr. J. William Byrd, who will move into the role of chancellor, his objective is to "never lose a step." Until his replacement is named, he has...

Hanna leaves flooding, but not here

Although Gov. Mike Easley cautioned North Carolina residents Sunday about possible flooding from the rains of Tropical Storm Hanna, the water levels in Wayne County might be higher than normal, but are nothing to worry about, officials say. The...

Explorers get chance to try future police skills at event

This orange cone-lined obstacle course is a bit tougher than the one people go through to get a driver's license. News-Argus/Nick Hiltunen Goldsboro police Explorer Post No. 209 Sgt. Justin Lewis, left, explains the details of a hostage negotiation...