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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

916th names next commander

A new commander has been selected to lead the 916th Air Refueling Wing. See Thursday's News-Argus to learn more about Col. Gregory S. Gilmour, the man set to replace Col. Randall Ogden....

One-stop early voting begins

One-stop early voting for the July 17 primary starts Thursday at 8 a.m. and continues through July 14 at the Wayne County Board of Elections office, 209 S. William St. Dates and times for one-stop voting are: * June...

Mission for youths: TRANZ Center looking for new home

A "haven for kids" near downtown Goldsboro is in need of a new home. At month's end, the TRANZ Center, located on Carolina Street at the base of the hill behind Franklin Baking Co., will be displaced. "The people that...

Committee to take look at Golden LEAF requests

A project review team of Wayne County residents is facing the daunting task of whittling down $11.1 million in requests to meet the $2 million in Golden LEAF Foundation money available to the county. The nine-member panel will be required...

Chicken debut: Popeyes announces opening day

Chain businesses and restaurants have been flocking to Goldsboro recently as the city has received word since last summer that Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse and now Harris Teeter will be opening locations in Wayne County. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is...

WCC Phi Beta Lambda students at leadership conference

Members of Wayne Community College's Gamma Chi chapter of the Phi Beta Lambda business education student association are participating in the organization's 2012 National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, this week. The conference is allowing the 20 student...

Students creating video on choices

Students from Wayne County Early/Middle College High School Key Club were enlisted to create a video on making healthy life choices. Their submission, "I Wish I Knew," is being used as part of the Young Moms Connect Community Video...

Mulberry Street to close for downtown work

Another road closure due to the Center Street Streetscape project went into effect this morning as the westbound lane of Mulberry Street will be closed at its intersection with Center Street. The closure will not allow westbound traffic to...

On fire

Firefighters from Dudley and Mount Olive fire departments were dispatched to the scene of a working vehicle fire endangering a structure at 115 Ranch Drive, just off of Kelly Springs Road, about 2 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters arrived on the...

Summer at Boys & Girls Club

During the day, nearly 165 children, ages 6 through 18, participate in 12 summer programs such as "Aiming for Success" and "Drumming Up Character." All of the events are held at the Boys and Girls Club from 10 a.m....

Wayne County's unemployment rate rises slightly

Wayne County's unemployment rate increased from April to May along with 75 other counties in the state, although two neighboring counties bucked the statewide trend. Wayne County's unemployment rate rose 0.2 percentage point from April to 8.6 percent in...

High school automotive teachers get certification

Automotive teachers from 19 eastern North Carolina high schools recently attended a two-day training at Wayne Community College, earning credit toward their program's national certifications. The educators participated in simulated exercises and hands-on diagnostic procedures, while gaining knowledge about...