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University visitation day Jan. 20

MOUNT OLIVE -- Potential students can experience campus life at the University of Mount Olive during Visitation Day on Monday, Jan. 20. Registration in the Lois K. Murphy Center begins at 9:15 a.m. High school juniors and seniors and their...

In Kennedy's name, memory

jjoyce@newsargus.com Kimberly Best weeps as she listens to Assistant District Attorney Matthew Delbridge. Her tears fall faster and harder as he recites the details of her son's last days. She leans her head against her own mother, Janice Robinson, as...

Solar farms on commissioners' Tuesday agenda

By STEVE HERRING sherring@newsargus.com The proliferation of solar energy facilities has prompted Wayne County commissioners to schedule a work session for next week on the issue. The session is on the board's Tuesday agenda. The meeting will begin with...

girl scout cookies to start

Look out New Year's dieters. It is that time of the year again. The Girl Scout cookie patrols will be on the loose soon. And unlike in the recent past, cookie lovers can once again expect to hear knocks...

Free WCC business seminars planned

The Wayne Business and Industry Center at Wayne Community College has announced its spring 2014 schedule of free seminars designed to prepare business owners and managers to meet the challenges facing small businesses. The calendar includes: *How to Write...

Lenoir County businessman, philanthropist Felix Harvey dies

Lenoir County businessman and philanthropist Felix Harvey died Thursday. He was 93. Harvey was well-known across the state for his business acumen and unwavering support of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was instrumental in the...

Energy program has more money

sherring@newsargus.com Nearly 1,800 Wayne County households have benefited from $391,980 through two energy assistance programs since the first of October. There is money remaining in both the Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) and the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) through...

Commissioners put county manager on administrative leave

Wayne County Manager Lee Smith has been suspended with pay for unspecified reasons and without public discussion. The suspension followed a two-and-a-half-hour closed-door session held Friday night by Wayne County commissioners who approved the action by a 6-1 vote.Commission Chairman...

Council expected to take next step on bond

mcaulder@newsargus.com The Goldsboro City Council is expected to approve a resolution supporting an $18.9 million bond referendum for Parks and Recreation projects at its meeting Monday night. If approved, the resolution will empower city officials to proceed with preparations to...

Charges upgraded to murder

jjoyce@newsargus.com Charges against a Wayne County man in the Christmas Day shooting of a woman in his driveway have been elevated to murder, the Sheriff's Office said Friday. Johnnie Allen Jernigan Jr., 43, in custody since Dec. 25 on charges...

Beekeeping classes offered

The Beekeepers of the Neuse bee club will holding its third annual Spring Beekeeping School starting this month. Three different class times will be offered at the Wayne County Cooperative Extension Office, 208 W. Chestnut St. *Tuesdays, Jan. 7 to...

ABC class Monday

The N. C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission is offering a free training course to managers and staff of any local businesses with ABC permits. The Responsible Alcohol Seller/Server Program, RASP, workshop will be held at the Wayne County ABC Board...