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Monday, September 22, 2014

It's fair week

The 66th annual Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair opens Thursday and Wayne County residents can look forward to 10 days of fun, food and entertainment, fair officials say. This year's fair will feature the return of the popular demolition derby ...

Twirling to stop cancer

Before July 4, 2010, Olivia Haveri was just an ordinary little girl. She loved singing -- and horses. She didn't have a trouble in the world. But when doctors diagnosed her with Stage III Burkitt's lymphoma, everything changed. So...

Board eyeing other I-795 routes

The planned continuation of Interstate 795 from Ash Street in Goldsboro to I-40 in Sampson County could follow the existing U.S. 117 South corridor. Or, if Wayne County commissioners have their way, the route would swing just west of...

Sunday, September 21, 2014

WCC honors distinguished chairs

pmoore@newsargus.com It's a challenge recognizing outstanding educators when they won't leave class long enough to receive an award. Dr. Kay Albertson, president of Wayne Community College, apologized for having to "fudge the truth a bit" to coax four recipients to...

Plans in works for new Foster Center

esmith@newsargus.com Construction of the new W.A. Foster Center has entered its first phase now that Goldsboro City Council has authorized a contract with a local firm to develop design plans. Construction is expected to begin on the new building in...

University of Mount Olive has record number of students

MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive has a set a new record. The college has enrolled 969 traditional students -- 37 more than last year this time. In addition to its traditional student population, the university has...

Touchdown Club: It's about the school ... and the team

pmoore@newsargus.com Monetary donations are starting to come in and interest is growing in an effort to support Goldsboro High School through its football program. The Touchdown Club, operating in cooperation with the school's longtime Cougar Club, has one purpose, its...

Sister kills brother

jjoyce@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- One man is dead and a family is in mourning following a domestic disturbance near Pikeville Friday. No one is expected to be charged. Glenn Neal Rowe, 41, 391 Rose Road, died from a single gunshot wound...

Local salesman makes TV debut

pmoore@newsargus.com Tune in to FOX TV on Monday night for local car salesman Shell Davis' debut on "Sleepy Hollow." The 9 p.m. airing kicks off the second season premiere of the show, based on the popular Washington Irving story. Ichabod...

Man, 28, facing charge of rape

jjoyce@newsargus.com A Goldsboro man faces rape charges after the alleged victim came forward. Matthew Gordon Williams, 28, 3630 Stevens Mill Road, is charged with statutory rape of a 13-, 14- or 15-year-old by a defendant more than six years older...

County administrators earn recognition

pmooore@newsargus.com Two administrators have been recognized by Wayne County Public Schools' Principal and Assistant Principals Association, or PAPA, for outstanding performance in their respective roles. Mount Olive Middle School Principal Tammy Keel was named the district's 2014 Principal of the...

Mayor's Committee luncheon to be held Oct. 16

The Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disability will hold its annual Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 16 at noon at the Herman Park Center. The organization will present five awards: Employee of the Year, Employer of the Year, Committee...

Drugs, gun in vehicle outside school

esmith@newsargus.com A traffic accident at North Drive Elementary School ended with a man being arrested for possession of a firearm and drugs on school property Friday morning. Michael Henry Herron, 33, of 902 S. Andrews Ave., was involved in a...

All for one: Across the generations, Cougar pride

rcarey@newsargus.com A sharp whistle blast signifies the end of practice. The team, winded after a tough workout, takes a knee and bunches around Coach Bennett Johnson. He calls on the team to keep pushing, to keep expecting more from themselves...

Friday, September 19, 2014

Weekend roadwork planned for U.S. 70

Motorists on U.S. 70 west of Goldsboro should expect delays over the next three days as traffic is shifted at the location of the tie-in for the new U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass. Drivers are advised to use caution while...

Candidate seeking seat on state Court of Appeals

An attorney with Wayne County ties is running for a seat on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Elizabeth Davenport Scott is the granddaughter of E.J. Pope. Her mother grew up in Mount Olive and her husband, Bob, is...

To 6 or not to 6 ...

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch today had consumers out in droves -- some since as early as 10:30 last night camping out in front of area stores -- hoping to get their hands on the newest Apple...

Local dentists, staffs offering free dental care to those in need

Dee Sauls had a long wait ahead of her. She was No. 143 of the 150 people waiting for free dental care today. But she said the wait didn't bother her. She drove from Eureka this morning to get in...

Unused drugs accepted for proper disposal

RALEIGH -- The State Bureau of Investigation, along with Safe Kids North Carolina and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, is co-sponsoring a national effort to safely dispose of unused prescription medicines in locations across the state from 10 a.m....

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