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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Never, ever forgotten

It started with a relentless fire -- a tragedy felt by the thousands who had made memories inside a building designed to pay tribute to the sons of an eastern North Carolina community who had been lost to war. But...

County tax bills are in the mail

The Wayne County Tax Office Tuesday mailed out about 70,000 tax bills that residents can expect to find in their mailboxes over the next few days. The bills are for both county and municipal taxes. Tax bills are normally mailed...

Dave Schuette named advertising mgr

Dave Schuette has been named the advertising manager for The News-Argus. Schuette will be a key part of the advertising and marketing team led by Advertising Director Reg Freemyer, News-Argus Publisher Hal Tanner III said. "Dave brings a wealth of...

Man arrested in Virginia for Aug. 14 rape

A Virginia man being sought in connection with the Aug. 14 rape of a Goldsboro woman has been jailed without bond in Chesterfield County, Va. Esdras Saqueo Perez-Lopez, 25, of Richmond, Va., was arrested Tuesday by the U.S. Marshal's...

If you go -- memorial dedication ceremony

WHAT: Wayne County Veterans Memorial dedication ceremony WHEN: Nov. 11, 1 p.m. WHERE: The corner of William and Walnut streets GUEST SPEAKER: Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and retired Army Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry ATTRACTIONS: Raising of the flags by...

WEMCH recognized for 100 percent graduation rate

Wayne Early/Middle College High School has again been recognized for having a 100 percent graduation rate. Principal Lee Johnson, schools superintendent Dr. Steven Taylor and school board chairwoman Thelma Smith attended ceremonies in Raleigh, where 23 schools made the...

Operation Christmas Child dropoffs to begin Nov. 14

Adamsville Baptist Church on North Berkeley Boulevard will serve again this year as a collection center for Operation Christmas Child, the world-wide program that provides shoeboxes full of toys, personal hygiene items and other goodies for children around the...

Fifty years at Charles B. Aycock

A parade, a reception for alumni and former staff, a homecoming football game and a dance for students marked Charles B. Aycock High School's 50th anniversary....

Have some pie

Wayne Early Middle College High School student Darius Williams gets a pie in his face from Kassandra Stotler and Penelope Stotler, 2, at Northwest Elementary School's Fall Festival pie-in-the-face booth. The annual event brought more than 1,000 people to...

Free Will Baptists say no to idea of split

Faced with a resolution that would have split their denomination over the policies and practices of Mount Olive College, delegates to the Western Conference of Original Free Will Baptists voted Thursday to remain in the state convention. "It was...

Public record

Copper, farm equipment taken Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating the theft of copper and old farm equipment from the property of Ardeth L. Scott, 67, Tommy's Road. An unknown number of rolls of copper wiring valued at $1,000...

Firefighters help brethren on coast still dealing with Hurricane Irene

Mar-Mac Fire Chief Bill Harrell knows that when there's an emergency, every second counts. That's why, when fire marshals from Dare County put out a message to fire departments across the state recently asking for help in the continued...

Cook-off is a fundraiser for Community Soup Kitchen

When hundreds of tasters are sampling the chilis of more than a dozen teams in the Community Soup Kitchen Really Chili Challenge on Saturday, they will be participating in that organization's single biggest fundraiser of the year. The exposure...

City Council to discuss downtown incentives

Four presentations will highlight the Goldsboro City Council's work session Monday evening at 5 p.m. before the council members review the agenda in advance of their 7 p.m. regular meeting in the Council Chambers. The work session will be...

Chefs prepare to collide in Really Chili challenge Saturday

Victory tasted sweet for Jeff Pitta last year. Well, more spicy than sweet as Pitta, his team and his Dr. Chili's Germ-kicking Chili have since enjoyed their year as the Community Soup Kitchen's Really Chili Cook Off champions. But...