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Suspects arrested in March murder

Two Goldsboro residents, including one who had fled to Philadelphia, have been charged with murder and jailed without bond in connection with the shooting death of a disabled Goldsboro man last month. Natasha Monet Bonaparte, 22, of North Jefferson...

Pride fight: Mixed martial arts fighters are warriors and gentlemen

Kevin Kenna had been to war before, but this was different. It wasn't Iraq where he served with the Army for a year at Combat Outpost Mead, 20 miles outside of Baghdad. "I stood behind a gun and that was...

Habitat hike raises funds to help build county homes

Participants in Saturday's second annual Hike for Humanity at Stoney Creek Park may have thought they were just having a good time on a breezy spring day, but they were actually working to help build a new home for...

Cherry Hospital again facing federal sanctions

Cherry Hospital is once again facing the prospect of serious sanctions from federal officials after a March incident in which a teenager ran away from the facility. State Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Mark Van Sciver announced...

Wayne January jobless numbers up

Unemployment in Wayne County rose in January from 8.2 percent in December to 8.9 percent, still more than a percentage point below the state average for the month. Increases in winter unemployment are not uncommon, particularly after the holidays...

Steve Baddour to perform in WCC piano concert

Goldsboro native Steve Baddour will be featured in a piano concert at Wayne Community College this week. "Latin Passions" will be presented in Moffatt Auditorium on the college campus Thursday night at 7 p.m. The free program is sponsored...

Center Stage collects shoes for needy

In addition to giving Wayne County a good musical with their production of "Cinderella," members of Center Stage Theatre wanted to do more. So they are having a shoe drive called "Shoes for the Soul." The drive was the brainchild...

MOC is changing student activities department

MOUNT OLIVE -- Growing the on-campus student population is one of Mount Olive College President Dr. Philip Kerstetter's top goals, and as part of that, he believes the school needs to focus not just on academics and athletics, but...

Officials to examine list of architects for library

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Steele Memorial Library Steering Committee this week is expected to begin interviewing architects who are interested in designing the town's new library. Committee members will sort through architects' proposals Friday, narrowing the field to an...

Air Force Thunderbirds to make wishes come true for Make-A-Wish children

The public won't be in attendance when the Air Force Thunderbirds run through the "highlight" of their Goldsboro performance. The thousands who show up to see the team headline Wings Over Wayne 2011 will miss out on the most...

County Health Department dental clinic changes fee schedule

Effective May 1, all dental patients at the Health Department will be charged based on Medicaid rates. The Board of Health recently approved the change, creating the same fees for insured and uninsured patients and eliminating the sliding fee...

News-Argus names new advertising director

Freemyer, 50, is a native of Oklahoma and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. He was formerly advertising director for the Courier-Tribune in Asheboro before coming to Goldsboro. A former publisher and advertising director of several newspapers in Oklahoma...

New four-way stop coming this week at N.C. 55, 111

The intersection of N.C. 111 and N.C. 55 just west of Seven Springs this coming week will be converted to a four-way stop. The intersection, located about 12 miles southeast of Goldsboro, currently has stop signs in place on...

Wayne County Chamber looks to get back to basics with members

Chamber of Commerce President Marian Mason wants the Chamber to get back to the basics. Through a new program she aims to put on quarterly, Chamber 101, she hopes new members of the Chamber will be better informed about...

916th air refueling crew flying in mission in Libya

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following interview was conducted with the deployed 916th crew by Maj. Shannon Mann, 916th Air Refueling Wing's chief of public affairs, and the information about the mission was collected by her as well. As responsibility for the...