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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Shypulefski files for Butterfield seat in Congress

Brent Shypulefski, 43, of Rocky Mount, has filed as a Republican candidate for North Carolina's District 1 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Shypulefski will face Arthur Rich of Garland in the May 6 Republican primary. The winner...

No word on possible store closings

Staples, Inc. and RadioShack officials have declined comment on whether or not their Goldsboro stores will be affected by the companies' announced closures of stores nationwide. RadioShack plans to close up to 1,100 "poorly performing" stores and Staples 225...

Mount Olive chamber planning 'Mingle'

The second Mount Olive Chamber Mingle sponsored by the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce and the University of Mount Olive is scheduled for March 19 starting at 6 p.m. in the Kornegay Arena hospitality room on the UMO...

DGDC board president sees downtown progress

mcaulder@newsargus.com With stacks of files crowding her office, a bid in for a new, more stressful job and a spoiled Shetland sheepdog, Chance, at home, Assistant District Attorney Terry Light isn't lacking for anything else to soak up her time....

Man misses brake, hits local barbecue spot

jellerbrock@newsargus.com A man drove a pickup truck into Wilber's Barbecue Friday night at around 7:53 p.m. causing $3,000 to the well-known establishment located at 4172 U.S. 70 East. Scottie Lemont Rodgers, 51, of 202 Bright St., was maneuvering the truck...

Seymour Johnson AFB support effort starts

mcaulder@newsargus.com The newly resurrected Seymour Support Council, operating as the Friends of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, will hold its inaugural ball March 29 at the Walnut Creek Country Club. The gala will include dinner, a silent auction and presentations...

Idols in the making

ELLERBROCK jellerbrock @newsargus.com Savannah Shoemake had the student body of Eastern Wayne Middle wishing they were 23. As part of her encore performance at "Warrior Idol", Eastern Wayne Middle's local answer to "American Idol" held Friday afternoon, Miss Shoemake's rendition...

Weather slows construction

mcaulder@newsargus.com Despite an unusually rainy July, two major winter storms and ice overnight Monday construction is moving ahead, mostly on schedule, for a host of new businesses in Goldsboro. "We are about a week behind schedule," said Dean Smith, the...

Conlon files for 13th Congressional District

Virginia Conlon of Raleigh has filed as a Democratic candidate for North Carolina's 13th Congressional District seat. The 13th District includes most of Wayne County and a major portion of Goldsboro. It also includes parts of central and northern...

Commissioners planning to discuss furniture for new Mount Olive library

sherring@newsargus.com Wayne County commissioners Tuesday will consider a proposal to purchase furniture for the new Mount Olive Steele Memorial Library that is expected to open in May. An agenda briefing will start at 8 a.m. followed by the formal session...

City Council to continue parks discussion

mcaulder@newsargus.com The master plans for Mina Weil Park and Herman Park are back on the Goldsboro City Council's agenda for Monday night after council members tabled the decision to accept them in February. Dissension about the future of the parks...

Murder suspect charged in second shooting

jjoyce@newsargus.com Charges continue to pile up for a Pikeville man who has been in jail on suspicion of murder since late December. Nebraska Raheem Best, 23, 707 Decoy Drive, currently in the Wayne County Jail awaiting trial in connection with...