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Sunday, July 29, 2012

One dead, one hurt in Saturday stabbing

One after the other, two cars arrived at Wayne Memorial Hospital just after 4 a.m. Saturday morning. Each vehicle carried one victim, both of whom had been stabbed. According to a report from the Goldsboro Police Department, Vanico Dicole...

Kuhlman family pets on way to London

Well, you made it happen. As you read this, Schootch, William and Short Round are getting ready for their final flight -- to London's Heathrow Airport. It took many phone calls and some help from some really kind personnel at...

Goldsboro District 5 recount ended with drama, but no change

For two days in a row, Bob Jackson logged long hours at the Wayne County Board of Elections office. Monday, the Wayne County Republican Party chairman was in the boardroom all morning observing the hand-eye recount of votes for...

WCC ag head gets N.C. FFA award

The chairman of the agriculture and natural resources department at Wayne Community College has received one of the state Future Farmers of America's top awards. Gabe Mitchell was recently presented an honorary State FFA degree during the N.C. FFA...

News-Argus looking for help stuffing the bus

The News-Argus will collect school supply donations from the community in coming weeks to help get Wayne County students off to a strong start this school year. The collection, part of a partnership with Communities in Schools, will be Friday,...

Ridgecrest rezoning ends monthslong battle

It was always going to be a contentious rezoning request. There were grumblings in 2005 when the Goldsboro City Council rezoned the residential lot at the corner of North Berkeley Boulevard and Ridgecrest Drive for office and institutional use....

Reading program brings critters to northern Wayne

PIKEVILLE -- Pikeville Community Center played host to some out-of-town visitors Tuesday, including a snake, a tree frog and a North African hedgehog. North Carolina Aquariums representatives came to teach children about wildlife for Pikeville and Fremont's final meeting...

Pikeville looking at old town hall

PIKEVILLE -- After spending three years in a mobile home on West School Street, town officials are looking at plans to renovate and move back into their old town hall. Officials had to vacate the original town hall when...

Wayne jobless rate up in June

Like most of the state, Wayne County saw a spike in unemployment in June, which officials attribute to the influx of recent high school and college graduates. With an increase of 263 unemployed people, the county's rate is up...

County abstinence essay winners celebrate waiting

Three winners of the 10th annual abstinence essay contest, sponsored by the Wayne County Health Department, were announced at the Board of Health meeting Wednesday. Carolyn King, health education supervisor, recalled a brainstorm session with her staff a decade...

Duplin to hold biofuel meeting

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County agricultural officials aren't letting any grass grow under their feet when it comes to letting local producers know about an opportunity to grow high-energy grass crops that would be used to create ethanol to use...

CIS needs community to help supply students

Every child likes to show up on the first day of school with a new notebook, markers and other things on the supply list. Not all of them can accomplish that, though. "There are many kids in our schools...

Top spinners: For these 'bladers,' Beyblades are more than simple toys

Howard Howell averts his gaze as his lime-green top spins in front of him. He's competing in the finals of a Beyblade tournament he is hosting in downtown Goldsboro and he's losing -- not something he's accustomed to. Howell, or...