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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Southern Bank donates $100,000 to University of Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Southern Bank Foundation has made donations totaling $100,000 donation to the University of Mount Olive. The total includes $20,000 to the university's fine arts facility and $80,000 to its annual fund. "The Southern Bank Foundation...

Golden grooves: Senior Zumba classes more than just dancing

kballard@newsargus.com They giggled when their instructor urged them to "get loose" -- to mimic the pops and shimmies that unfold at the beginning of her Zumba lesson. But by the time Lisa Weston asked them for a "sexy circle," the...

Firefighters contain blaze at dog food plant

jjoyce@newsargus.com A fire at a dog food processing plant shut down traffic on North William Street for more than an hour Monday. The Goldsboro Fire Department has responded to the same location at least half a dozen times within the...

City moving ahead with sports complex

esmith@newsargus.com The Goldsboro City Council approved a contract with a design firm for a multi-sports complex off Oak Forest Road at its meeting Monday night. During a work session prior to the council's regular meeting, city Finance Director Kaye Scott...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Terry Light running for district attorney

Terry Light says she had never considered politics until her boss, District Attorney Branny Vickory, told her he was retiring. That was more than two years ago, and Ms. Light, 43, who has spent 17 and a half years in...

Woman charged in man's death

jjoyce@newsargus.com PRINCETON -- A Princeton man is dead and a woman is charged with his murder today following a domestic dispute early Sunday morning. "We are still in the investigative phase, but it does appear that it started from a...

'Military brats' reunite, raise money for heroes

esmith@newsargus.com LAGRANGE -- A group of Eastern Wayne High School graduates who spent part of their youth at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base held their second annual Octoberfest on Saturday night, raising money for the Air Warrior Courage Foundation and...

De-annexed areas might keep lights

sherring@newsargus.com After nearly two years of study, a way has been found to turn the street lights back on in the de-annexed areas northwest of Goldsboro, but only if residents in that area agree to the plan, Wayne County Commissioner...

A Scout haunting

kballard@newsargus.com Vanessa White, 10, clutches her mother as she walks through the woods -- what was that? A tree moves closer. They squeal as they duck under a spiderweb-covered branch. Up ahead, a werewolf howls and snarls, waiting for fresh...

Librarian to serve as temporary HR chief for county

sherring@newsargus.com Jerilyn Lee is temporarily trading her library books to serve as interim director for the Wayne County Human Resources Department. Mrs. Lee currently manages the Steele Memorial Library in Mount Olive, but has an extensive background in hu-man resources....

Alzheimer's Walk set for this weekend

pmoore@newsargus.com Carol Lancaster has never had a problem walking alongside someone who needs help. A friend going through cancer. A relative with dementia. At 67, she says she feels very blessed to be supportive where she can. "The good Lord...

Mayor's Committee holds annual luncheon

kballard@newsargus.com On Thursday, the Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities hosted the annual awards luncheon at the Herman Park Center. "These awards are indicative of our community as a whole," said Andrew Bernard, Vice Commander of the 4th Fighter Wing....

Saturday, October 18, 2014

One-stop voting begins Thursday

One-stop voting begins Thursday for mid-term elections, and to accommodate early voters, the county is opening five one-stop voting sites. One-stop voting (often referred to as early voting) allows voters to cast their ballots before Election Day, which is...

Delbridge running for District Attorney

Matt Delbridge admits to being a reluctant candidate for district attorney. But after serving 31 years as an assistant district attorney, Delbridge said he could not just walk away from his obligations to the office. It was almost four...

Seymour Johnson's great-granddaughter visits base

It was Jaime Thompson's first time at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, but it felt like coming home. The great-granddaughter of the installation's namesake traveled to Goldsboro Friday to tour the base -- and to learn more about a...

County meeting set for Tuesday

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday will consider enacting an ordinance regulating parking in and around the county courthouse. The ordinance would apply to county-owned parking spaces on the Courthouse Square, the parking lot on the east side of William Street...

Jazz on George set for Oct. 25

Get ready for an afternoon of jazz and much more during the annual Jazz on George event Oct. 25. It will be held in the 100 block of North George Street from 1 to 6 p.m. Featured performers will be...

Heart Walk unfolds in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Just days after 9-year-old Zephyr Cazeault was told she would not need any more surgeries for a congenital heart defect, she was ready to tackle Saturday's three-mile Heart Walk. But she wasn't walking for herself. "I...

Dancing Stars

Before the first dance step was learned or the first vote was cast, Brandi Strickland's enthusiasm for Dancing Stars of Wayne County was apparent. "I could not wait to do this because the stage is my home," she said...

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