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Volunteer fire department grants announced by state

More than a dozen Wayne County volunteer fire departments were among those that received grants through the state Volunteer Fire Department Grant program. The grants were announced recently by Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin. A total of...

Eastern leaders agree to work together to protect state highway funding

Potential threats to the state's highway funding formula and the need for eastern North Carolina to present a united front on road projects dominated discussion at Thursday's meeting of the U.S. 70 Corridor Commission. The current state formula for distributing...

School of Engineering to add classes

The specialized STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- high school introduced in Wayne County Public Schools five years ago could be even more successful if students are recruited in younger grades, school officials say. Gary Hales, principal...

Courage packed into a purple shirt

Their stories are many, their experiences diverse, but those who made their way around the track for the opening Survivors Lap at the 2012 Relay for Life had two qualities in common -- faith and perseverance. For Amanda Odom,...

Concert Thursday at St. Luke to raise money for Relay

There is still a way to help the Relay for Life effort and to enjoy some music at the same time. Wayne County native sons the Malpass Brothers will headline a benefit concert for Relay for Life Thursday at 7...

Kid's Walk ends 2012 Relay

Relay for Life co-chairman Ethel Barnes told those who gathered Saturday morning for the event's closing ceremonies that it will be a little while before anyone knows exactly how much money was raised this weekend. But, she said, she knows...

For a good cause, and for their heroes

Behind the elaborate decorations, the yummy food and the calls to buy, the campsites at the 2012 Relay for Life had a purpose -- to help raise one more dollar, perhaps the one that will fund the research that will...

Cards carry wishes and prayers

(The News-Argus gave attendees at the Relay for Life a chance to write a note to a loved one and place it in a "Wishing Well," Here are some of the messages.)Larry Hartley -- We love and miss you! Love,...

A light burning in their memory

Daniel McIntyre used to fear darkness. It meant nightmares would find him shortly after he closed his eyes. It meant his sister's wailing would creep through his bedroom wall and echo off the hardwood floors. It meant death and...

Embers concert may be rescheduled

Fans may yet have a chance to see Center Street Jam regulars The Embers as the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. will continue to have discussions with the beach music band about rescheduling after the first show of the year...

Goldsboro native Hulse honored by university

A Goldsboro native has been named Graduate Teacher of the Year at Fairfield University in Connecticut. Diana Hulse, the daughter of Rowena Hulse and the late Herbert B. Hulse, was selected based on student nominations and reviews by a student-led...

Faith Christian graduates Class of 2012

If it hadn't been for Faith Christian Academy, Daniel Wallace might very well have been doing something completely different Friday night. He would have followed his seventh-grade dream, to be a country singer. But instead, Wallace, one of 22 Faith...

The man who put 'wild' in blue yonder

She didn't leave much to the imagination -- the black-haired beauty covering her body with nothing but an oversized cowboy hat. Perhaps that is why, nearly 60 years after he first laid eyes on her, Don Allen can still remember...

Chamber of Commerce designating May 21-25 as Small Business Week

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce is devoting the week of May 21-25 to the area's small business community through four days of seminars and a business exposition as part of its first-ever Small Business Week. Lara Landers, marketing...

City Council to take up budget Monday night

Budget discussions and eight public hearings are scheduled for Monday's Goldsboro City Council meeting, which begins with the council's work session in the City Hall Annex at 5 p.m. Finance Director Kaye Scott will lead discussions about the city's...