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Monday, March 1, 2004

Teacher killed, daughter injured

A teacher was killed in a highway accident in Goldsboro today, and her 12-year-old daughter was injured. School officials identified the teacher as Henrietta Meeks, who taught communication skills at Mount Olive Middle School. News-Argus/Brent Hood Wayne County emergency personnel,...

Bridge at new U.S. 117 and N.C. 581?

Goldsboro must decide between having a bridge with no highway access or a stoplight that could cause traffic gridlock, at the end of the new U.S. 117. The state said it would either build an "at-grade" intersection with a...

School students mourn girl's death

A Norwayne Middle School student who lost her life in a house fire over the weekend was remembered today for her beautiful smile and for being a good student. Blair Long, 12, died shortly after midnight Saturday morning at...

Woman's late brother still popular abroad

Carolyn Sherard knew her brother had been a singer in New York in the 1960s. She had several of the 45 rpm records he brought home to the family to prove it. What she didn't know until recently, though,...

High tech sewers for city

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH -- Goldsboro is considering using high technology to plot and maintain its sewer system. Council members were updated Thursday on how the sewer system could be mapped by using global positioning satellites, or GPS. The project could...

Business Expo set for Thursday

The second annual Wayne County Business Expo will be held Thursday at the Goldsboro Country Club on Slocumb Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Merchants and other businesses and institutions will have booths in the club's main hall...

Fight to get rail for city uphill battle

Eastern North Carolina leaders are continuing to lobby for the restoration of passenger rail through Goldsboro, despite a strong push by some state officials to run a new Raleigh-to-Wilmington route through Fayetteville. The Eastern North Carolina Railroad Alliance has...

Public records

Crimes of the Week Several residential break-ins on Billy Francis Drive in Goldsboro have been chosen by Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers as its latest "Crimes of the Week." The break-ins occurred between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and between Jan....

'Mockingbird' stage play wraps up project

The countywide Wayne County Reads project wraps up with the stage version of the book "To Kill A Mockingbird" at Wayne Community College. It will be performed March 11-14 in the college's Moffatt Auditorium. The play, dramatized by Christopher Sergel...

OPINION - Fishin' comes first

We were sharing stories at one of Jack Bennett's famous cook-outs behind Craig Ward's outboard motor repair shop on U.S. 117 South. Amid munching on huge filets of striped bass, Wildlife Commission Vice Chairman Wes Seegars shared with me...

Purple bows show commitment to fight cancer

If you're wondering why purple bows are suddenly showing up all over Wayne County, it's because it's that time of year again to sell them for the Relay for Life. The Relay is the annual fund-raiser for the Wayne...