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Group seeking names of local veterans

sherring@newsargus.com The county needs to know how many veterans live here, even if it means knocking on doors and making telephone calls, say members of the newly appointed Wayne County Veterans Services Advisory Board. Just as importantly, there are people...

Shooting suspect arrested

jjoyce@newsargus.com An arrest has been made in an early June shooting outside the grocery formerly known as Manhattan's. The Goldsboro Police Department announced Friday that Javarius Rashad Wiliams, 20, has been charged with discharging a firearm into an occupied conveyance...

Gathering in the old neighborhood

pmoore@newsargus.com SEVEN SPRINGS -- Kivett Ivey drove his motorcycle from South Carolina to attend a class reunion Saturday afternoon. Of course, he chose another mode of transportation once he arrived in Goldsboro, seeing as how he was there to squire...

County weighs refund of taxes for firm

sherring@newsargus.com A public hearing on possible economic incentives in the form of refunded property taxes for a yet-to-be-identified company will be held Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. The hearing is one of the few items on the agenda for Wayne County...

Schedule set for July 4 week

Federal, state and local offices, the post office and banks will be closed Thursday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Goldsboro and Mount Olive will also celebrate the day with traditional fireworks displays. All Wayne County government...

Youth Justice program scoring victories

pmoore@newsargus.com Sudie Davis has worked with several agencies that serve young people, so was bolstered to learn recently just how well the state is doing in the field. "I sat in on a training and the following three stats were...

French students in need of host families

Wayne County residents are being asked to open their homes to a foreign exchange student this summer. Five French students who will arrive July 8 for a month-long visit in eastern North Carolina still have not found a sponsoring family....

Fremont cafe owner plans to sell eatery

mcaulder@newsargus.com FREMONT -- After 22 years on Main Street, the Capitol Cafe might be changing or merely switching ownership. Owners Pat and W.T. Smith listed the restaurant for sale as a result of W.T.'s recent health problems and surgery, which...

Commissioners set course for facilities

sherring@newsargus.com A nearly $258 million capital improvement plan adopted Tuesday afternoon by Wayne County commissioners spreads new facilities and renovation projects over a 10-year period. The total includes $72.5 million in "pay-as-you-go" projects for Wayne County Public Schools, Wayne Community...

BOE response on commission/Grantham school

pmoore@newsargus.com School board officials disagree with the comments made by the Wayne County Commission concerning a new school in Grantham. A K-8 school in Grantham is not what the Wayne County school board or that community wants, Board of Education...

Local furniture store staff hits funny commercial list

jellerbrock@newsargus.com When the phone in the office of Bobby Denning Furniture rang with someone claiming to be from "Hollywood," Donna Gainey figured it was someone trying to sell something. "I didn't answer. I thought they were advertising," Mrs. Gainey said....