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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gov. Perdue to visit Seymour Johnson AFB Friday

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue will visit Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Friday morning, officials from the 4th Fighter Wing confirmed Wednesday. No detail on the reason for her stop has been released, however, the governor is expected to hold...

Commission gets plats

The Wayne County Planning Board approved four subdivision plats and one mobile home park plat at its meeting Tuesday night. Until recently, that would have been all that was necessary for the projects to proceed. But since the county...

All lit up for the holidays

HOPING FOR A PARADE: The lights that illuminate the downtown Goldsboro streets cast a warm holiday glow across the city. Residents are hoping that one of the annual highlights of the Christmas season, the Goldsboro Jaycees Christmas Parade, will be...

Fremont electric rate to go up 4 percent

Beginning in January, Fremont residents will see a 4-percent increase in their electric rates. The Fremont Town Board narrowly approved the increase at its meeting Tuesday night. Aldermen Al Lewis, Annie Lewis and Leon Mooring voted in favor of...

The Embers will perform to benefit needy kids

When Bobby Tomlinson was a fifth-grader in the Goldsboro school system, he heard an announcement come over the school address system inviting students to show up at the gymnasium the next day to try out for the band. Growing...

County officials weren't notified of call center closing

The closing late last month of a downtown Goldsboro call center has led to the loss of 54 jobs. CDG Management, a New Jersey-based company, notified the Department of Commerce that the center would close as of Nov. 27....

Willie Nelson coming to Duplin

Legendary country music star Willie Nelson will perform at the Duplin County Events Center in Kenansville on Thursday, Jan. 28. Showtime is 7:30, with doors opening at 6:30. Reserved seat tickets for "Willie Nelson & Family" are available online...

WCC recognized for training efforts

Wayne Community College was recently recognized for providing training for dislocated and disadvantaged adults. At its annual recognition banquet, the Eastern Carolina Workforce Development Board honored the college for "outstanding performance in the Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated...

WCC gets grant to improve aviation systems offerings

Wayne Community College has been awarded a $550,000 grant to enhance its aviations systems technology program. The grant is part of a $4.2 million award from the Golden LEAF Foundation to address some of North Carolina's urgent work force...

Clarification

In the information listed in the Nov. 29 edition of the News-Argus about the Parkstown Christmas Parade, the late Linwood Earl Rowe was incorrectly listed as serving as the honorary marshal. The parade, instead, will pay special tribute to Rowe,...

ARC Bank Challenge set for Thursday

On Thursday, the sixth annual Bank Challenge at the Red Cross Office on George Street will be held. This will be the sixth year that financial institutions from across Wayne County have come together to donate blood. Any employee,...

Goldsboro parade, park jingle set for Saturday

The Goldsboro Christmas Parade, postponed until this Saturday because of bad weather last week, isn't the only holiday happening that will take place downtown that day. Saturday is also the day for Jingle in the Park, a festival sponsored...

NAACP reps head to D.C. to discuss school suit

The lawsuit against Wayne County Public Schools will pick up steam later this week as members of the NAACP travel to Washington D.C. to debate allegations of resegregation and the right to equality in education. The Rev. Dr. William...