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Butcher knife assault Annette Hobbs of Johnson Lane said at least six people she knows, black females aged 19, 20, 20, 20, 41, and 37, surrounded her wielding butcher knives near the bedroom window of her home on Saturday...

New command chief takes over post at Seymour Johnson AFB

It was a simple photograph -- an image of a N.C. National Guardsman circulating around a middle school. News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Chief Master Sgt. Leroy Frink speaks to new airmen on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Monday. But from the...

State officials to Mount Olive: Water woes are your fault

MOUNT OLIVE -- Inadequate maintenance has caused the problems with Mount Olive's water system, state officials told town leaders Monday -- and fixing them is going to require planning, prioritizing and money. Those were the assessments of Al Hodge...

Red Cross introduces new way for cell phone customers to give

The American Red Cross has partnered with several cell phone companies to allow customers to make donations to the Disaster Relief Fund. It's called the National Text2HELP Initiative and participating companies include Alltel, AT&T, Sprint-Nextel, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless....

County voters choose pirate theme for 2009 Wayne County Reads

Wayne County readers have spoken. The book they want to explore next year is "Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate." The book, by Angus Konstam, was chosen by public vote over four other candidates to be the next Wayne County...

Senior Center to hold open house Thursday afternoon

The Wayne County Services on Aging will be hosting an open house at the Senior Center, 100 S. John St., from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday. The staff at Family Works' Psychological Center will be offering free depression and...

Red Cross warns residents to be prepared

When Tropical Storm Hanna roared through Wayne County a couple of weeks ago, the local chapter of the American Red Cross was prepared to house people in a shelter if necessary. That is just one way the organization helps...

School board to examine $23 million building plan

School officials got their first glimpse of what $23 million in initial construction projects will look like Monday, as the architectural firm hired by the district unveiled design proposals for four schools -- Brogden Primary and Eastern Wayne, Norwayne...

Statewide digital TV test planned for Wednesday, officials report

A statewide digital television test will be held tomorrow by the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration to get ready for the national digital conversion in February. At midnight on Feb. 17, 2009, all full-power television stations...

City Council takes aim at houses for demolition

The Goldsboro City Council condemned five structures Monday, but members granted an extension to one of those dwellings, while sending out a warning to those on another downtown street. Dilapidated dwellings at 507 S. Slocumb St., 608 Simmons St.,...