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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Candidates in Wayne County's two competitive legislative races tackle the issues

The News-Argus spoke to the five candidates running in the two competitive N.C. House of Representatives races about five areas of importance. The candidates for House District 4 are incumbent Republican Jimmy Dixon of Duplin County, Democrat Rebecca Judge...

A few swipes away from her first word

Raelin Rogers slides a finger across the screen before the relentless tapping begins. The little girl is still getting used to her newest learning tool. She's only 3 years old. But when she opens an application that pits her against...

Cooks heating up for Really Chili cook-off

For about a quarter century, the Wednesday Night Crew has come together most weeks to cook out, shoot pool and play cards. Saturday morning, however, the group will come together for a new purpose: to compete for a chili...

Fighting Alzheimer's one step, one wag at a time

Cruella De Vil ushered her Dalmatians onto the field as the music began, past a sitting Sylvia Brady. Mrs. Brady watched from behind dark sunglasses alongside her husband of 52 years, Sam, as the Woodard Care team members, dressed...

AMC's 'Walking Dead' teaming with Red Cross to urge blood donations

AMC and the American Red Cross have joined forces for "The American Red Cross Zombie Blood Drive" -- a campaign designed to put the spotlight on the constant need for blood. "We're honored to team up with AMC's 'The...

Commission candidates: Wayne Aycock, Republican, at-large

The News-Argus posed three questions to candidates for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Following are the responses of Republican Wayne Aycock of Pikeville who is seeking the at-large seat. 1. The budget is perhaps the biggest duty a...

Commission candidates: Sandra McCullen, Democrat, at-large

The News-Argus posed three questions to candidates for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Following are the responses of Democrat .Sandra McCullen of Dudley, is seeking re-election to the at-large seat. 1. The budget is perhaps the biggest duty...

Gurley remembered as a weightlifter

A bodybuilder who lifted weights and the spirits for generations of athletes has died Oct. 6. R.L. Gurley, a Wayne County native and one of the nation's weightlifting pioneers, was the founder of Gurley's Gym and instrumental in bringing...

Board of Elections warns people to be wary of scams

Voters should be aware that they cannot vote by phone or use absentee ballots that they did not receive themselves from the Board of Elections, officials are warning the public. Board of Elections Director Rosemary Blizzard told Wayne County...

Candidates take questions at Bear Creek

A candidate forum held jointly by the Bear Creek Association and the Goldsboro-Wayne chapter of the NAACP attracted more than 20 candidates for election to the Bear Creek headquarters on South Slocumb Street Friday evening. There Bob Hall, executive...

Operation Medicine Drop successful

Operation Medicine Drop netted more than 550 prescription and over-the-counter medications Oct. 13. A shopping bag full of samples was also collected during the event. It was part of Kids Fest and was held to collect unwanted and outdated...

Disabilities luncheon honors those who overcome, help others overcome

Disabilities exist in many forms, but all with one thing in common -- hurdles to overcome. Tyrone Starkie has had more than his share. Born with a form of muscular dystrophy, he has spent the bulk of three decades...

Commission candidates: Kenny Talton, Republican, District 2

The News-Argus posed three questions to candidates for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Following are the responses of Republican Kenny Talton of Mount Olive who is seeking election to the District 2 seat. 1. The budget is perhaps...

Commission candidates: J.D. Evans, Democrat, District 2

The News-Argus posed three questions to candidates for the Wayne County Board of Commissioners. Following are the responses of Democrat J.D. Evans of Dudley who is seeking re-election to the District 2 board seat. 1. The budget is perhaps...

Fremont board looks at zoning

FREMONT -- The Fremont Town Board Tuesday night came within a single vote of altering the accepted uses of land zoned as R6 residential to include food stands, but Mayor Darron Flowers' tiebreaking vote sent the matter back to...

Duplin Hall of Fame banquet tickets available

The Duplin County Fall of Fame Board wants to remind the public of the 17th annual banquet that will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Country Squire Restaurant in Kenansville at 6:30 p.m. Each year, the Duplin...

Dillard alumni honor Stitt

Dillard-Goldsboro Alumni & Friends Inc. recently renamed and dedicated a building on its headquarters campus in honor of one of the organization's founding members. The former North Building was renamed Neal A. Stitt Building during ceremonies Oct. 14. A...

Chickens allowed within city limits

Goldsboro residents can now keep chickens after the City Council approved an amendment to the city's animal ordinance Monday. Council members approved a measure by a 6-1 margin to legalize the keeping of domestic fowl within the city limits,...

Car almost hits former New China

A driver who piloted his Mazda 3 off the road and more than 270 feet before coming to a stop in front of the former site of New China on Berkeley Boulevard walked away from the accident before being...