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Sunday, April 21, 2013

In their memory: Roll of men from Wayne lost in Vietnam is read

One was a "hell of a good" fighter pilot described, by those who knew him, as a smart, handsome, likable young man. Another was a "homebody" who "cried and cried" before he boarded a vessel bound for war. And...

Vietnam Wall poster/essay winners

Wayne County Public Schools recognized student winners in an essay and poster contest to support the arrival of the "The Wall That Heals" this past week at Wayne Community College. The district participated in the week-long event in a...

School Superintendent Taylor announces retirement

Dr. Steven Taylor has decided to retire as superintendent of Wayne County Public Schools effective July 1. The official announcement was made Friday afternoon at a called meeting of principals, central office staff and invited guests. The Board of Education...

Date set for Rose Banquet

Participants at the annual Rose Banquet will not only get a meal and entertainment, but they will learn how abstinence can protect their future. Sponsored by the Wayne Council on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, the event is held to promote...

Public notices bill debate leads to questionable vote

A bill that is scheduled to come before the N.C. Senate this week is sparking controversy after its contentious movement from the Senate State and Local Government Committee. Senate Bill 287 would give some local governments the choice to...

Victim found dead in yard; suspect arrested

Deputies arrived in seven minutes. Within an hour, they had the shooter. Forty-five minutes later, law enforcement officials had the gun that was used in Saturday's murder of Richard Sylvester Thomas, 28, who was found shot to death just...

News-Argus publisher shares his thoughts

A state Senate bill that would allow some local governments the right to bypass printing public legal notices in nearby newspapers was discussed in a meeting of the Senate's Local Government Committee, leading to a confusing vote on the issue.Committee...

Fremont Town Board approves cruisers

The Fremont Board of Aldermen approved the acceptance of a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant and loan for the purchase of two new police cars for the town's police department at their April 16 meeting. The grant awarded to...

Dancing Stars raise money for schools

The red carpet was rolled out onto Center Street Friday night. It was overcast, but the stars were out at the Paramount Theatre, doing their best soft shoe, cancan and cabaret to raise money for education. The Dancing Stars of...

commissioners agree to plan for overtime for EMS workers

A change in how Wayne County's emergency personnel are paid will mean about a $360,000 increase in salaries for next year or about a $420,000 hike when benefits are included. The salaries will include increases of $35,580 for the...

Press Association attorney disputes vote count

A vote taken on the issue of where it is permissable to publish public notices was questionable at best or manipulated by the committee chairman at its worst, the bill's opponents say. Committee clerk Kaye Culberson, who works in...

Bridge slated for repairs

A $614,258 contract has been awarded to replace the bridge on Oakland Church Road over Beaverdam Creek west of Goldsboro in Wayne County. The N.C. Department of Transportation Thursday announced that the project had been awarded to S.T. Wooten...

All-County Chorus to be held Tuesday night

Approximately 275 choral members will join voices to showcase their musical talents on Tuesday at Wayne County Public Schools' All-County Choral Festival, starting at 7 p.m. at Goldsboro High School. Twenty-three schools will be represented. The event is free...