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Sunday, April 19, 2009

County responds to call for funds for T-shirts

By KENNETH FINE News-Argus Staff Writer When Special Olympics Wayne County program director Rich Walderman went public about the organization's need for $1,500 to fund T-shirts for the athletes scheduled to participate in the April 22-23 track and field event...

Knights away

LAURINBURG -- A typical Wednesday morning for some was anything but ordinary for a pair of children taking in the action unfolding at Laurinburg-Maxton Airport -- a humble airfield near the North and South Carolina border that houses a...

Two jailed for murder

Two men are in the Wayne County Jail after allegedly shooting and killing one man and wounding another in the 800 block of Devereaux Street. William Juhan Bryant, 36, of 100-B Devereaux St., was taken by ambulance to Wayne Memorial...

Two motorcyclists killed in crash

Two men on motorcycles were killed Saturday afternoon on U.S. 13 North when they were struck head-on by a pickup truck. Charles Poe, 59, of Greenville, and Lenwood Whitley, 57, of Chocowinity, were part of a group of motorcyclists...

USDA home repair loans available

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Develop-ment, is offering an affordable home repair loan program that can assist low-income homeowners in making needed repairs and improvements. The USDA program provides 20-year loans up to $20,000 at 1 percent interest to...

Russian violinist to perform at WCC

A Russian violinist and local pianist will combine talents and perform in a free concert at Wayne Community College this week. Call it the foundation's gift to the community. "The community has been so supportive of the Foundation at the...

Man charged with rape of 12-year-old

A Seven Springs man was charged Friday afternoon with raping a a 12-year-old child. Bonifilio Ramirez Castillo, 26, of Cabin Creek Drive, was charged with statutory rape by investigators with the Goldsboro Police Department. Investigators' reports didn't say whether the...

Jazzing it up

Adrian Duke, onstage at right, and his band play at Jazz on George Saturday. The George Street event was sponsored by the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. and featured a car show and local vendors....

Hospital volunteers honored

Donna Archer, director of volunteer services at Wayne Memorial Hospital, remembers the first time she saw Alice Farmer, a volunteer in the admitting department. While in a waiting room with a family member, Mrs. Archer witnessed a small child "screaming...

Festival held at Cherry Farm

Hundreds of people came out Saturday morning to get a taste of local agriculture at the Spring Farm Festival held at Cherry Research Farm. It was a time to celebrate self-sustainable farming and agricultural research. From farm equipment to animals...

Earth Day observance emphasizes recycling

St. Francis Episcopal Church is observing Earth Day early this week with a Monday night covered dish dinner and distribution of reusable bags. Outreach Chairman Harriet Pegram saidattendees will receive one of 100 reusable bags donated by Wal-Mart to take...

Council opposes bills that regulate broadband

The Goldsboro City Council will vote Monday night on a resolution opposing Senate Bill 1004 and House Bill 1252, known as the "Level Playing Field Act." The measures would require cities that provide communications services to the public to comply...

Baseball with a historical curve

FREMONT -- Saturday was a perfect day for a game of baseball. But the players at the Charles B. Aycock Birthplace weren't playing the same game you would see on TV, or even at a local high school or college...

All-County Band to perform

The Wayne County Public Schools will present the All-County Band Festival on Thursday night at 7 in the Dillard Middle School auditorium. Sixty-five middle school instrumentalists from 10 schools were selected to make up the middle school band. They...

Agri-tourism Networking workshop

The North Carolina Agri-tourism Networking Association will hold its spring workshop at the Duplin Winery from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The workshop will include a tour of the winery, followed by presentations on successful agritourism farms, marketing and hospitality...