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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Officials to tour schools

Wayne County commissioners will tour Norwayne and Eastern Wayne middle schools Tuesday in conjunction with a review of planned renovation work at the two schools. Because of the 2 p.m. tour and a light agenda, commissioners have rescheduled the start...

Treasurer talks taxes, pushes for reforms

GREENVILLE -- While most speakers at Thursday's State of the Region program concentrated on the eastern region's challenges and opportunities, state Treasurer Janet Cowell spoke of bold steps needed on the state level not only to ensure economic growth,...

Son surprises his dad with restored Porsche

As a father, Craig McFadden cherished the milestones of raising a child and gave little thought to getting anything in return. He certainly never envisioned one day being the beneficiary of something that held sentimental attachment for both father and...

Huffman finalist for job in Mississippi

Less than a month after announcing his retirement, Goldsboro's city manager is entertaining a comeback to government service -- just not in North Carolina. The News-Argus learned Friday via www.gulflive.com that Joe Huffman is one of two candidates remaining for...

Eikenberry tells Wayne Reads crowd he is proud of progress

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry was in his third floor office at the Pentagon the day that terrorists crashed the hijacked Flight 77 into the building. From that moment on, Eikenberry, a retired lieutenant general in the U.S....

Karzai, Eikenberry donate items to county museum

A signed letter of friendship from Afghan President Hamid Karzai accompanied a treasure trove of items from Afghanistan donated Saturday to the Wayne County Museum. Traditional Afghan clothing, dolls and currency were among the gifts U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan...

Someone who has been there

Walking the halls inside Goldsboro High School took Karl Eikenberry back more than 40 years -- to his victorious campaign for a post in the school's student government, to boyhood friends and mentors. But in an instant, the retired Army...

BPW now taking Young Careerist nominations

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Wayne-Duplin Business and Professional Women's Club is seeking nominations for the BPW Young Careerist competition. This honor is given to a woman for her personal and professional achievements. To be eligible, the nominee must be...

Next 'Look Good ... Feel Better' program Jan. 24

When you're undergoing cancer treatment, it's hard to feel normal.. but experts say if you look good, you'll feel better. In fact "Look Good ... Feel Better," an outreach program through the American Cancer Society, has helped nearly 500,000...

Public record

Shots fired on Elm Street A unknown person was reported to have fired multiple shots on East Elm Street around 5 a.m. Friday. The Goldsboro Police Department was contacted after a bullet struck the home of a Berkeley Mall security...

DOT launches new real-time mobile phone app

RALEIGH -- As winter weather bears down on the state this year the N.C. Department of Transpor-tation is launching a new tool called NCDOT Mobile that provides current road conditions in real time straight to a person's cell phone....

Miss Johnston County now accepting contestants

The Miss Johnston County Scholarship Organization is accepting contestants for the 2011 Miss Johnston County Scholarship Pageant and the 2011 Johnston County's Outstanding Teen Pageants. Both pageants will be held Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Paul A....

Aktion Club

Aktion Club President Rhonda Barwick shows former club president Ryan Hood the human relations award the service club was awarded by the city of Goldsboro. The Aktion Club is a Sunrise Kiwanis-sponsored service organization for people with physical or mental...

Winter weather respite

Gerald Blanding plays ball with his sons Tahir, left, and Zaheem, at Herman Park Saturday afternoon. After a week of near-freezing temperatures, highs Saturday reached unexpectedly into the lower 50s making it more of a pleasant afternoon to be outside....

Dove Award-winning family to perform Friday

The Dove Award-winning Crabb Family will perform Friday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at First Assembly Church on Summit Road. The Tim Sutton Trio of Winterville will open for the group. The Crabb Family split up several years ago...

Duplin, host of March tourism summit, trying to attract visitors

WALLACE -- Experts from across the state will meet in Duplin County this March to discuss hot topics in the tourism industry. North Carolina's Eastern Region and Duplin County Tourism will hold a "mini-summit" Wednesday, March 2 at the...