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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Retired Goldsboro attorney honored by heritage society

CHAPEL HILL -- Noted Goldsboro lawyer and former state Sen. Lindsay Warren was named the annual recipient of the North Carolinian Society Award on Friday, joining an elite group that includes William C. Friday, Sen. Sam Ervin, Charles Kuralt,...

People pack Mount Olive for pickle-perfect festival

MOUNT OLIVE -- For at least a few hours Saturday people were able to forget the economic and natural storms that have beset the area, and focus instead on enjoying a pickle, simply having a good time and helping...

Community prepares to bow heads on National Day of Prayer Thursday

The National Day of Prayer, observed on the first Thursday in May for the past 60 years, becomes a communitywide event in Goldsboro this year. Previously, smaller versions locally have been hosted by area churches and on the courthouse...

Stop the Funeral Unity rally to be Friday

The Stop the Funeral Initiative will hold its Unity Revival on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Word Faith Center at 286 Buck Swamp Road. The theme for this year's revival is "United the Community for Change: A Call...

Second lawsuit filed to stop chicken plant in Nash County

A second lawsuit has been filed in Superior Court against Nash County in hopes of stopping construction of a Sanderson Farms poultry processing plant just north of the county's border with Wilson County. Motions from the first lawsuit that...

Tornado victims can seek help to get food

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, to provide temporary food assistance to individuals in 18 counties whose homes were damaged or destroyed, or...

Chamber unveils renovated building

More than 30 civic leaders, residents and business owners were on hand Friday afternoon as the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce officially debuted its new look. Renovations over the past two months have transformed the century-old building into the...

Former employee charged in armed robberies

A former employee of Andy's Burgers, Shakes & Fries restaurant has been charged in two incidents earlier this month of robbing current employees as they attempted to make nightly bank deposits. Jeremy Andrew Jefferson, 21, of Mount Olive, was...

Center Street Jam set to kick off on Thursday

By TY JOHNSON News-Argus Staff Writer If the N.C. Pickle Festival signals the beginning of summer for Wayne County, then downtown Goldsboro's Center Street Jams are the county's biweekly reminders to keep enjoying the summer months through live music,...

Woman, 41, stable after highway crash Friday

A woman's car landed upside down in a wooded area along U.S. 70 East near Walnut Creek Friday after the vehicle left the road and flipped end over end. Tammy Sutton Spencer, 41, the 1999 Buick Regal's only passenger,...