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Monday, March 30, 2015

Two new interchanges slated for 2018

Interchanges at U.S. 117 and O'Berry Road at Dudley and U.S. 117 and Country Club Road at Mount Olive are currently on schedule to be built in the fall of 2018. Other road projects that are closer to being...

Suspect to face murder charge

SEVEN SPRINGS -- One Seven Springs man is dead and another is in custody following a fight inside their shared residence early Sunday morning, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office press release. Timothy Morris Holmes, 49, 113 Al...

City woman dies in three-car crash on I-40

A Goldsboro woman is dead following a three-car wreck on Interstate 40 in Burke County Friday afternoon. Nancy Jergensen, 65, 214 Creekside Drive, was killed when the car she was riding in was struck from behind near mile marker...

Dixon: County needs agriculture center

MOUNT OLIVE -- Sitting at the kitchen counter in his rural Duplin County home one morning last week, state Rep. Jimmy Dixon, dressed in a starched white shirt and suit, looked more like a statesman than farmer. But only...

Sheriff's deputies chase H&R suspect

A traffic stop initiated by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office after 10 p.m. Saturday turned into a high-speed pursuit when the driver failed to stop. The chase led all the way through downtown Kinston in Lenoir County before returning...

Investigators are looking into fire

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suspicious fire that took place in Seven Springs on Wednesday. The damage and the blaze were not reported, however, until Friday. A cause for the blaze has still...

A new idol

Chelsea Olsen reacts after being named the first "WCC Idol" at Wayne Community College on Thursday night. Ten finalists competed for the title, with 38,850 votes cast to determine the winner. Miss Olsen, who sang the Toto song "Hold...

Shots fired near Eastern Wayne Middle School

A shooting that unfolded in the parking lot of 5 Star convenience store led to the lock down of Eastern Wayne Middle School just before noon. Goldsboro police said the shots were fired from a moving vehicle at a vehicle...

Sunday, March 29, 2015

General describes stay at Seymour Johnson

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer sat down with The News-Argus for a brief chat Saturday night before delivering the keynote address at the second annual Friends of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Gala. Spencer...

A base of support

As Air Force vice chief of staff, Gen. Larry O. Spencer assists the chief of staff with organizing, training, and equipping 690,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. But Saturday night Spencer...

Bus driver handles clash with road rage

A charter bus used on a Mount Olive Middle School field trip Wednesday was involved in a possible road rage incident, officials said Friday. Teachers and a group of seventh-grade students were reportedly on the bus en route to...

Trip: Yes; Attendance: Hit or miss

District 2 school board representative Dr. Dwight Cannon is continuing his missed-meeting streak, but managed to take advantage of more than $3,000 worth of district funds to attend the National School Boards Association conference last weekend in Nashville. The...

Walstonburg 'Proud to be an American Day' to be held April 18

WALSTONBURG -- Walstonburg is having its seventh annual "Proud to be an American Day" celebration on Saturday, April 18. The event will take place at the American Legion Building at 102 S. Main St. in Walstonburg. The event is designed...

Honoring the heroes

Candy Smith used a tissue to dab away the tears. "I always get choked up," she said following Saturday morning's Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Celebration. Her husband, Jay, served in Vietnam in 1966. "These kind of programs are very...

At last, closure in teen's death after murderer is found in jail

After 18 years of waiting, the Graybeal family finally has closure. At least now they know who was responsible for 16-year-old Jared's murder -- and that someone will be punished for the crime. They have been waiting for justice...

Disability Walk set for May 6

The 19th Annual Hal Plonk Disability Awareness Walk, sponsored by the Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities, will be held Wednesday, May 6, starting with registration at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 202 E. Chestnut St., at 9:30 a.m. The...

County Republicans gather, choose officers

Wayne County Republicans Saturday morning elected new leadership and approved resolutions in support of Israel, calling for the dismantling of the federal bureaucracy and for state lawmakers to change the date of the state presidential primary. Also, the 50...

Council focuses on codes, eyesores

The final day of the Goldsboro City Council's retreat focused on code enforcement -- for both trash collection and dilapidated buildings. Public Works Director Jose Martinez presented his findings on trash collection downtown. Businesses, he said, do not all...

Fremont celebrates daffodils, and spring

FREMONT -- The 2015 Fremont Daffodil Festival kicked off a few minutes late Saturday due to the cold, wind and rain, but the crowd remained undeterred. Mayor Darin Flowers opened the festival shortly after 10 a.m. as the skies...

Fighting to find a cure -- for them

More than 400 people filled the gymnasium at First Pentecostal Holiness Church on Friday night for the second annual Cures for the Colors survivors' dinner. The event served as the kickoff for Cures for the Colors, which raises money...

Friday, March 27, 2015

Vultures will hang out on tank

There's something lurking on the Harris Street water tower downtown -- turkey vultures, to be specific. But not to worry. They aren't alive -- not anymore, at least. Goldsboro Fire Department placed several taxidermied turkey vultures on the water...

And the band played on ...

The Wayne County Public Schools All-County High School Band performs in the auditorium of Dillard Middle School Thursday night. The annual program featured two bands, made up of more than 105 students from middle and high schools in Wayne...

N.C. lieutenant governor makes campaign stop in Goldsboro

As lieutenant governor, Forest presides over the state Senate's daily sessions, but only votes in case of a tie. However, Forest said that when the Senate is not in session he is "all over the state." Forest said the return...

Man leaps out of a car

A Knightdale man jumped out of a moving car and sustained non-life-threatening injuries Thursday after the man he was riding with turned a gun on him and threatened to kill him. The incident took place at 5:47 p.m. in...

Rosewood band performs at Disney World's Magic Kingdom

Members of Rosewood High & Middle School Marching Band and Chorus became stars of their own Disney show last week when they entertained resort guests at the Magic Kingdom Park. The group traveled from Goldsboro to the Walt Disney...

Event being planned to teach healthy living, cooking tips

Wayne Memorial Hospital is hosting a free event next week promoting living healthier. "Eat, Move, Live Well" is the theme of the March 31 event that will include a healthy cooking demonstration by one of Wayne Memorial Hospital's registered...

Veterans to be honored

Wayne County will observe Saturday as National Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. with a celebration at the Wayne County Museum, 116 N. William St., and ceremony at the Wayne County Veterans Memorial,...

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