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Monday, May 10, 2004

Schools survey city parents about diversity

School board members wonder if parents would send their children to central Goldsboro schools if the ratio of black and white students was more equal. A survey was mailed out Friday to parents of public school students living within...

Wayne's economic developers earn high marks in survey

Wayne County's economic developers earned high marks in an independent review conducted this spring. The Economic Development Commission was ranked as doing a good or outstanding job in nearly all areas of business recruitment, according to a survey by...

Lincoln Homes gives homework top billing

It's 3:30 in the afternoon and 17 children are sitting at three long tables, industriously working on homework. A few minutes pass and a boy raises his hand to indicate he needs help. Pam Easley, director of the after-school...

Bill earmarks $35 million for Seymour Johnson

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base could receive $35 million as part of the National Defense Authorization Bill for fiscal year 2005. The bill authorizes $32.7 million for construction of 176 additional housing units, which is more money than any other...

Who will win Wayne's political game?

Pundits often describe politics as a horse race, but a basketball playoff might be a better metaphor: "After Friday's results, the Wayne County Donkeys now lead the series 2-1. But the Elephants will have the edge in experience and...

Public records

On-Star works Goldsboro police were notified Friday by an On-Star representative that a 2004 Cadillac CRX had been stolen from Massey Motors in Kinston, a report said. Police then stopped the sport utility vehicle on Madison Avenue in Goldsboro before...

OPINION -- Shameful

Shades of the Hanoi Hilton. That must have been the shocking, nationally embarrassing and internationally revolting reaction to recent disclosures of the treatment of Iraqi prisoners of war by American military police guards. Pictures showed guards -- men and...

Student artists honored with Visual Art Awards

Thirty-nine student artists were recognized during the annual Visual Art Awards reception held last week at the Community Arts Council. Martha Kornegay, an art teacher at Charles B. Aycock High School, was also honored as the Zeno Spence High School...

Warsaw's mayor stepping down

WARSAW -- Mayor Elmer Schorzman is planning to announce his retirement at tonight's meeting of the Warsaw town commissioners. The town board appointed Schorzman in 2000 to replace John Powell. The next year he won election to the seat....

Disability Walk

The 8th Annual Hal Plonk Disability Awareness Walk will be held on Wednesday at St. Paul United Methodist Church. The five-block walk begins at 10 a.m., but people should line up by 9:45. The walk is an annual event sponsored...

Mount Olive airport - correction

A story in Friday's News-Argus said that the Mount Olive Airport is a visual-flight-rules airport only. Actually, the airport has had an instrument approach for many years that guides pilots as low as 500 feet. The Wayne County Trans-portation Committee...

Albertson to get new library

ALBERTSON -- A new library is coming to the Albertson community where N.C. Highways 903 and 111 meet. The Albertson Community Library Corporation formed a year ago to make it all happen. The library will be put in the...