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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Local author finds his own voice with thought-provoking novel

A 6-year-old extends a completed "script" to his mother -- an episode of "The Partridge Family" composed on the notepad she had, days earlier, provided to him. The memory of that moment is still a source of joy for Mark...

United Way tempts crowd at annual Taste of Wayne

The decision to move the annual Taste of Wayne fundraiser for United Way to a site downtown proved a recipe for success Saturday as more than 1,000 people attended the annual food festival to officially kick off the United...

Convicted robber's sentence delayed

A sentencing hearing for a Wayne County man convicted of a string of business robberies in 2009 and 2010 has been continued until December. Domonic Devarrise Usher, 30, was to be in Raleigh Monday for sentencing by U.S. Chief...

Council eyeing land buy for new museum

The Goldsboro City Council will receive an update on its Air Force Museum project Monday during its 5 p.m. work session before potentially doubling down on its intent to purchase more property near the proposed site of the facility....

Voters to meet hopefuls at forum

Voters who are deciding for whom they will cast their ballot in this year's state elections will have a chance this week to hear what some of those who hope to represent them will do if they are elected to...

News-Argus welcomes circulation director

Chris Bell has been named the circulation manager of The Goldsboro News-Argus. Bell, 45, comes to the newspaper from Kansas, where he was circulation director for the Journal-World in Lawrence. A native of Evansville, Ind., Bell also worked as circulation...

Association sets sights on new roof for building

The Wayne County Historical Association is raising funds to preserve a part of local history. The 1856 Presbyterian Church, or Town Meeting Hall as it's also known, is located at the corner of Ash and James streets and is the...

Operation Christmas Child picks up steam

With the holiday season approaching, Wayne County residents are being reminded of the annual campaign to collect shoeboxes full of gifts for poor children around the world is gearing up. Operation Christmas Child, sponsored by the Samaritans Purse charity led...

Fire Princess crowned

First she captured the character, then she captivated the audience. After portraying a scene from the movie "Forrest Gump," Katie Stallings, 17, of the Pikeville-Pleasant Grove Fire Department won the title of Wayne County's 2012 Miss Fire Princess. The...

At the dog wash

Diamonds in the Ruff volunteer Brendan Kerlin, 15, pets and plays with Cooper, a rescued collie mix, during the Pet Adoption and Dog Wash held at Cuts-4-Muttz in Goldsboro Saturday morning. The rescue organization and the grooming business joined...

Fire Prevention Week observed

The American Red Cross is offering fire prevention tips for families and business in observance of National Fire Prevention Week, which was observed the second week of October. "We respond to about one home fire every nine minutes across...

Candidates speak to local voters at conservative party gathering

The Wayne County Citizens for Constitutional Liberties hosted its N.C. Conservative Council of State Forum Saturday before a crowd of more than 30 people at Goldsboro's Paramount Theater. Candidates seeking the conservative vote were invited to speak and to partake...

Big Sweep collects more than 600 pounds of trash

Big Sweep 2012 was held earlier this month across the nation. Wayne County had 16 sites cleaned. Nine of those sites have turned in results, reporting that 141 volunteers collected 501/2 bags of trash weighing 636 pounds. They cleaned 19...

Teen's wish for ring, health come true

Nearly two years ago, Abigail Keen was a Southern Wayne High School student whose life "changed in a second" when she was diagnosed with a rare liver disease and placed on a transplant list. Now 16, she had the transplant...