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Congratulations, Class of 2004!

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Graduates toss their caps Friday night at the end of Rosewood High School's ceremony....

Remembering a fallen sailor

A 19-year-old sailor from Goldsboro embarked on his first battle in the U.S. Navy. He had only enlisted a few months prior and found himself aboard the U.S.S. Drexler in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Ray Edwin...

City and towns plan to solve sewer issues

Officials from Goldsboro, Fremont, Eureka and Walnut Creek will likely be talking soon about a topic most people would rather avoid -- sewage. Goldsboro has agreed to handle the waste from the three towns, but there are still some...

Have barbecue, will travel

A Wayne County couple is on a mission to provide eastern North Carolina barbecue to missionaries living in the western United States. Steve and Sylvia Shafer are heading out Tuesday in an 18-foot-long camper, complete with a pig cooker....

Over 1,000 walk across the stage, with a few interruptions

More than 1,100 high school students received diplomas this weekend during graduation exercises around the county. All six high schools in Wayne County public schools held ceremonies, as did Wayne Country Day School and neighboring Princeton High School. Common themes...

Graduation -- Moving forward two-by-two

Seven sets of twins graduated from Southern Wayne High School this year. So it was only fitting that the first person to cross the stage for a diploma and the last were each part of a twin-set. When the News-Argus...

Graduation -- Striving to be Number One

When Marsha McCoy learned that she ranked third in her junior class, she set her sights on making it to the top spot when she finished high school. She shared her goal with students at Dillard Middle School when she...

Graduation -- Dreaming of a class of their own

Rosewood High School has the distinction this year of having the most N.C. Teaching Fellows of any high school in the county. Considering there were 109 in the graduating class, having five recipients of the $26,000 scholarship is an impressive...

Graduation -- Overcoming obstacles

When Jenifer Cruz was a high school freshman, the occupational prep course of study was not among her options. It was introduced along with college and vocational courses two years later. The requirements were stringent -- regular academic classes plus...

Graduation -- Relying on faith

Eastern Wayne High School graduate Angelina Lugo has achieved much in the last year. But none of it came without a price. In March, 2003, she lost her older brother Michael, 17, and younger brother Joseph, 14, as well as...

Graduation -- Staying strong

When Trevor Handberry's mother was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, life for the family shifted into high gear. Every day, the Goldsboro High School student would rise, get his little brother ready for school, go to his own classes,...

Volunteer Wayne

Volunteer Wayne offers opportunities to serve Wayne County for all ages. This service is provided by Volunteer Wayne and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at Wayne Community College. Contact Joy Pearce at 735-5151, extension 336, or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Student news

Jeffrey Scott Wilkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Wilkins of Princeton, received a doctor of optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry during commencement exercises on Sunday, May 23, at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Wilkins is...

Wayne County court news

Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Leonard Casco Smith, 33, Goldsboro, breaking and entering and larceny, 19 and 23 months. *Tony Wilson, 28, Durham, obtaining property by false pretense, 10 to 12 months; forgery,...

Briefly

Gardening tools needed The Wayne County Arts Council needs donations of gardening tools. Alice Strickland, council executive director, said the tools need to be in good shape, but not necessarily new. People interested in donating can bring the tools to...

Public Records

Arrested at graduation A woman was arrested Friday night during commencement exercises at Spring Creek High School and charged by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Connie L. Waddell, 38, of Beaver Drive, Dudley, was...

Local digest

Habitat finishes seventh house Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne County will hold a dedication ceremony at its seventh completed house at 3 p.m. on June 6 at 102 Winslow Place. Alba Moradel and her family will be moving into the...