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Friday, March 19, 2004

School board seeks to clarify building-plan issue

Some school board members have taken exception to comments this week by Wayne County commissioners about the anticipated school construction plan. School Board Chairman Pete Gurley and members Lehman Smith and Rick Pridgen say there were some inaccurate statements...

Chamber lists priorities

Legislators and business people from across eastern North Carolina have formed a unified front to define and discuss critical issues that affect the region. These issues are military, transportation, education and economic development. Steve Hicks, president of the Wayne...

Teachers, student honored by state association

FAYETTEVILLE -- Two Wayne County teachers and a student were among those honored Thursday night by the North Carolina Association of Educators. Doris Ginn, a fourth-grade teacher at Eastern Wayne Elementary School, was named winner of the 2004 North...

Former sheriff's major gets ride instead of DWI test

Clarification There has been a clarification to this story from Sheriff Carey Winders. Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders clarified today that he had never given a ride to a suspected drunken driver. Winders had been quoted in a News-Argus story...

Communication breakdown reason for duplicate tags

See the first story here A communication breakdown, rather than a computer malfunction, was the reason Goldsboro City Councilman Charles Williams received the same license tag twice from the Department of Motor Vehicles. In late December, Williams traded in a...

Substance abuse discussed at "Lunch and Learn"

Drug treatment counselors are fighting two battles -- against increasingly dangerous drugs and against apathetic families, a Goldsboro specialist said Wednesday. Michael Herring had a 16-year-old client whose mother knew that he was frequently using cocaine. The mother's only...

Southern Bank lends money for abandoned church

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Southern Bank is going to lend money to the town so it can buy an abandoned church to serve as the town hall. Town Hall and the Seven Springs Library are in modular buildings on the hill...

3HC home health monitoring system

A new system is now available that will allow people with certain medical conditions to monitor themselves at home. Home Health and Hospice became affiliated with HomMed nearly six months ago and has purchased 27 of the portable units...

Happy 103rd, Miss Irene

Irene Askew turned 103 years old today and plans to attend her birthday party Saturday at her house at Rosewood. "When I was 100, they had the party at the church house," she said. She is the oldest member...

Mount Olive spruce up

MOUNT OLIVE -- A designer from the state Division of Community Assistance has proposed several face-lifts for downtown. Evangeline Ezeilo with the Small Town Development Program spoke to members of the Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday morning...

Not everyone wants sewer service

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Some residents say they don't want to hook up to the new sewer system, which is ready to be used. The Seven Springs sewer system is expected to hook up to 67 houses, but some of...

Public records

Two charged in pizza robbery Two teen-agers were arrested before dawn today by Goldsboro police and charged with robbing a pizza delivery man of two large pizzas and sodas. Deontray Dontrell Usher, 17, of Baltimore and Lamont William Stanton, 19,...

Briefly

General honored Seymour Johnson Air Force Base's top officer and his wife have received the Gen. and Mrs. Jerome F. O'Malley Award. The honor was presented to Brig. Gen. Rick Rosborg, 4th Fighter Wing commander, and his wife, Elizabeth, on...

Duplin farmers prepare for tobacco season

Duplin crops survive the cold KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Extension Agent Bryant Spivey says the recent cold snap won't harm this season's tobacco crop. It is early in the growing season and tobacco transplants are still in the green houses....

Correction

A woman whose daughter was among the college students in Madrid, Spain when the terrorist bombing occurred last week said that one of her statements might have been misunderstood. Vickie Best had made a comment about anti-American sentiments in foreign...

All-County Student Chorus unites schools, students

Our voices we have united, with our music together we stand. There are no strangers in our chorus; music has joined us hand in hand. More than 200 students from 15 county middle and high schools combined talents during...