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Friday, March 12, 2004

Interchange

Goldsboro must either accept a plan for a stoplight at a busy intersection on the new U.S. Highway 117 or risk delaying the project. That's what members of local transportation committees learned Thursday from Anthony Roper, a representative from...

Is US 70 being neglected?

Members of the Wayne County Transportation Committee worried Thursday that bypass projects for U.S. 70 are not getting the attention they deserve from the state or locally. Goldsboro businessman Dave Quick said other highways in eastern North Carolina have...

School students on lockdown to study

Faced with potentially lower test scores, Dillard Middle School students followed an alternative approach to preparing for end-of-grade tests this week. Since Monday, instead of eighth-graders changing classes, they have been required to stay in one classroom all day,...

School prepared for tornado drill

Wayne County public schools will be participating in tornado drills as part of "Severe Weather Awareness Week" in North Carolina. Next week students, teachers and administrators at all schools will learn the procedures to react to a tornado warning. The...

Eureka approves hiring deputies

EUREKA -- The town board voted unanimously Thursday night to hire off-duty Wayne County sheriff deputies to patrol the town. The move follows several recent break-ins. The deputies will be hired for a three-month trial period at a rate...

Fire in Stantonsburg

STANTONSBURG -- Flames and smoke engulfed a home for several hours Thursday and nothing was deemed salvageable. The residents watched their home of eight years burn from the back to front. Kay Riddle was the only one inside the...

Beginning Teacher of the Year named

Tameshia Spain of Dillard Middle School was selected the 2003-2004 Beginning Teacher of the Year. She was one of 32 nominees representing all 31 schools in the system and the finalist from the middle school category. The elementary finalist was...

Public record

Car overturns Three people were treated at Wayne Memorial Hospital after their car rolled over on its side in a sharp curve Wednesday night on Eleventh Street in Goldsboro. The driver, Nitin, Bearavolu of Poughkeepsie, New York, was treated and...

Man charged with murdering baby

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has charged a Dudley man with murder in the death of a 5-month-old baby. Timothy Ray Carmon, 35, of Outlaw Road was charged this morning with murder and held in the Wayne County Jail without...

Briefly

Play pleases crowd A wide variety of ages, black and white, filled Moffatt auditorium Thursday night for the opening of the play "To Kill A Mockingbird." Response to the play was strong. The audience applauded throughout the play -- after...

Correction

The News-Argus reported recently that Meredith Hodson of Girl Scout Troop 980 in Goldsboro earned her Silver Award in Girl Scouting. But the award she received was the Gold Award. Miss Hodson has been in Girl Scouts for 12 years....