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Monday, November 24, 2008

Pikeville's chief has plans for police department

PIKEVILLE -- As a Raleigh patrolman for nine years, Pascal Tucker got his start in a bigger city. Now, he is the chief of the Pikeville department, his jurisdiction covering a population of about 719 people. Tucker is no stranger...

Battle of the bots at Charles B. Aycock High School

Charles B. Aycock High School freshman Payton Bailey was not happy with her fighting robot. "What are you doing? Stop being stupid!" she told it, as the tiny robot -- named, coincidentally, "Stupid" -- successfully fended off an attack, only...

County, city surrender $3 million grant

A lack of interest by landowners around Seymour Johnson Air Force Base has spurred county commissioners and City Council into surrendering a $3 million North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund grant. The grant had been obligated, but never...

Director's departure won't slow projects

With Goldsboro Parks and Recreation director Sonya Shaw leaving the city in December to take a position in Garner, some of the large projects that she plays a major role in -- the Community Recreation Center, Stoney Creek Park...

Torhunta Boy Scouts Council annual awards

The Tuscarora Boy Scouts Council's Torhunta District, which is made up of Scout units in Wayne County, recently gave awards to volunteers and local Scout units during the district's annual banquet held at the First Presbyterian Church. Recipients of...

Wayne County out of drought condition

Goldsboro might not have to be under voluntary water restrictions much longer. Since Sept. 30, Wayne County has remained in the abnormally dry category. But on Thursday, the North Carolina Drought Manage-ment Advisory Council announced the county wasn't listed in...

Child fatalities lower, heath officials report

Infant deaths in Wayne County have dropped over the past five years, while the Health Department is keeping pace on treating infectious diseases, officials told the Board of Health Wednesday. Health Director James Roosen released the latest report on...

Jazz event coming to Paramount on Nov. 29

The last time Laura Didier lived in Goldsboro, she spent most of her time handling "typical Air Force wife stuff" -- raising her children while her fighter pilot husband, Chris, focused on the 4th Fighter Wing's mission. So the fact...

Martin Lancaster receives community college award

Special to the News-Argus RALEIGH -- "Relentless," is how Hilda Pinnix-Ragland, State Board of Community Colleges chair, described President Emeritus H. Martin Lancaster. "I'm amazed he found time to accomplish so much," she said. His latest accomplishment is the reception...

Empty Stocking Fund

Help us help more than 600 needy children this Christmas. Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund should be mailed to: Empty Stocking Fund, c/o The News-Argus, P.O. Box 10629, Goldsboro, N.C. 27532, or simply dropped off at the newspaper office...