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Monday, November 3, 2008

Winders will wait to fill chief investigator's job, eyes staffing

The faltering economy will mean one less administration position for the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, at least for now. Retiring Maj. George Raecher, who oversaw the investigations division, along with a bevy of other duties, will not be replaced...

Officials stay on track with facilities

School officials remain guardedly optimistic about what the economic situation means for facilities in Wayne County Public Schools. After all, they have made it this far in the process. As recently as Oct. 21, Sprunt Hill, assistant superintendent for auxiliary...

Jeff Hansen named new business manager at News-Argus

Jeffery Hansen has been named the new business manager for The News-Argus, publisher Hal Tanner Jr. has announced. Hansen has more than 15 years of experience in managing all phases of newspaper financial operations, serving most recently as the group...

Will the vote go their way?

Fifteen students eagerly awaited their turn to vote this morning in a mock election at the WAGES More at Four Smart Start Program. Students had the chance to learn firsthand what the election process is like. In the end, Barack...

Half of county's voters already finished

Election Day isn't until Tuesday, but already nearly 50 percent of registered voters have cast ballots in Wayne County -- a record number, according to county elections director Vickie Reed. "As I understand it, it is," she said, adding...

Bell set for more work in state's legislature

With no opposition challenging him in his bid for a fifth term in office, state Rep. Larry Bell has little reason to worry Tuesday. But, he said, that isn't going to make him complacent when it comes to representing...

Tayloe takes over as president of American Academy of Pediatrics

Now that Dr. David Tayloe has been officially inducted as president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, he plans to take his experience and passion into the federal arena. The upcoming year will be a whirlwind, he said during a...

Public record

Veteran has ring lifted off finger An 87-year-old veteran told Goldsboro police officers that he had a $1,000 gold ring stolen right off his finger during a handshake with a stranger Halloween night. Wyche Ray told officers that he was...

Toy run

More than 550 motorcycle riders took part in the annual Harley Owners Group toy run on Saturday. The riders started at Shelton's Harley-Davidson in Smithfield and finished at Shelton's on U.S. 70 in Goldsboro. Hundreds of toys were donated to...

Civil War dedication Dec. 13

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A ceremony to dedicate a Civil War monument in honor of Confederate soldiers and sailors who were killed at the Battle of Whitehall in 1862 or served aboard the ironclad CSS Neuse will be held Dec. 13...