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Friday, November 27, 2009

Many blesses to be thankful for as writer

When I moved to Goldsboro in August of 2007 to work at the News-Argus, little did I know the ride that sports in Wayne County and the surrounding areas would take me on. Two years ago, the rivalries, the athletes,...

1-A football playoffs preview -- No. 1-ranked, unbeaten Mount Airy solid as granite

PRINCETON -- Football can be won in the trenches. The Dawgs have blocked well for transfer quarterback David Gurganus, who has spread the wealth among a talented corps of receivers this season and etched his name in the school record...

Fisheries Division causes ire among conservation group

A recent decision by the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission is drawing the ire of several conservation groups including the Coastal Conservation Association. The MFC extended the flounder season by three weeks, but the CCA laments that the state is...

1-AA football playoff preview: Goldsboro's Reid respects Trask

No fooling around. That's the brand of no-nonsense football that spectators at Goldsboro High School can expect tonight when Heide Trask visits in N.C. High School Athletic Association 1-AA eastern semifinal football playoffs. The Titans spell toughness. Everything from the...

OUTDOORS -- Beauty is more than just a drake wood duck

We stood there as we had done so many times before, waiting for dawn to launch flocks of wood ducks from the Roost Pond -- an old farm pond, long overgrown with cypress and blackgum trees. It was built by...

Golden Falcons pin Saints, Bruins

PIKEVILLE -- The "pep talk" worked. Charles B. Aycock's wrestlers headed toward the practice room after a lackluster showing against county rival Southern Wayne on the mat Wednesday evening. The Golden Falcon coaching staff cooled their jets outside, while the...