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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Salaries on city agenda

The Goldsboro City Council will continue its conversation on a compensation and classification study at its meeting Monday. The discussion will be held during the council's work session that starts at 5 p.m. The regular Council meeting will be...

Pulling for the Special Olympics

"3, 2, 1, pull!" Eight men lean back with rope in hands, straining to pull 40,000 pounds of fire engine a distance of 25 feet. It takes the eight-man team from the Goldsboro Police Department more than nine seconds....

Man dies in house fire

A Goldsboro man died when his home was destroyed by fire early Saturday. Police officers found the body of Kenneth Barnes Sr., 61, after a fire destroyed his home at 1219 S. Andrews Ave. The fire caused $60,000 worth...

Goldsboro's plan for parks turning into reality

Since the Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan Update came out in 2012, city Parks and Recreation employees have been busy with a number of projects. The plan was originally created in 2008 as part of a grant application...

City rally focuses on power of faith

"How many of you believe that God is going to do something awesome today?" pastor Terry Jones asked a gathering crowd. With cries of affirmation, apparently, everyone did, and they were there to make it happen. More than a...

WCD students take summer trip to Spain

Wayne Country Day School students typically start taking a foreign language as early as kindergarten. But that doesn't necessarily mean when they reach high school, it'll be easier visiting a country where that language is spoken. Seven students, accompanied by...

STEP program deadline approaching

mcaulder@newsargus.com FREMONT -- Fremont's Small Town Economic Prosperity Program is trying to get back on track after a Thursday meeting between STEP representatives and local town leaders and residents. Chilton Rogers, the NC STEP program coordinator with the North Carolina...

Rabies, flu shots focus of Board of Health

The lack of a quorum prevented the Wayne County Board of Health from voting on any items Wednesday, but it did not stop those in attendance from discussing the need for pets to be vaccinated against rabies and proposed increases...

Helping Piper pay it back

Runners take off at the start of the Piper's Promise 5-kilometer and one-mile run in downtown Goldsboro on Saturday morning. The run was held to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House and Riley's Army in Greenville, which helped...

Riding -- for their comrades in arms

Riders sit on their motorcycles waiting to begin their trip Saturday during the Guardian Brotherhood fundraiser for Remember and Honor, an organization that honors mothers who have lost a son or daughter in battle. More than 85 people participated...

Local Quakers' impact on county history examined

Dr. Doug Rader is not a Quaker, but has developed a bit of expertise on the subject over the past 20 years while researching the genealogy of his wife's family. Lissa Peacock Rader, of the Nahunta Peacocks, is from the...

AgCarolina grants now available

Grant applications will be accepted through Oct. 14 for grants to be awarded through AgCarolina Farm Credit's corporate-giving program, The Fund for Rural North Carolina. Grants are available up to $5,000 per organization for programs that specifically benefit farmers and...