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Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Fatal wreck

News-Argus/Dennis Hill The driver of this vehicle fled the scene, but was later arrested by police. The passenger died at Wayne Memorial Hospital. For more information see Man killed in wreck, driver flees....

Seymour Johnson may get funding for 10 more F-15Es

Seymour Johnson should receive 10 additional F-15E Strike Eagles as part of new legislation approved by Congress. The planes are not obligated to be added right away, said Kristen Quigley, a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Walter Jones. The base...

Researcher unveils two alternatives for treating hog waste

RALEIGH -- Two alternatives to treating hog waste have proven to be better for the environment, according to research results released Monday. Whether farmers can afford them, however, has not been determined. The test sites for the alternative technologies...

Man killed in wreck, driver flees

A 28-year-old man died Monday of injuries from a hit-and-run collision at East Ash and North Jackson streets in Goldsboro. The driver with whom the victim was riding ran from the wreck, but was arrested Monday night and charged...

Manager says longevity pay OK'd in spite of clause in his contract

Goldsboro's city manager receives longevity pay even though his employment contract, signed 18 years ago, specified that he would not get it. The manager, Richard Slozak, says he is entitled to it because the City Council approved it the...

Family Y getting $300,000 makeover, new equipment

The Goldsboro Family YMCA will close for a week beginning Aug. 3 for a $300,000 renovation that includes all new exercise equipment. Four areas will remain open: the pre-school and after-school programs, the aerobics room and the gym. The...

For WCC students, summer's nearly over

Students who plan to attend Wayne Community College this fall have three weeks to finish soaking up the sun or scramble to complete their paperwork. Classes start Aug. 16 and there are a number of deadlines to meet before then....

Burkette Raper retiring

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dr. Burkette Raper is retiring after 50 years at Mount Olive College. Raper announced Monday that he plans to retire by the end of November. On Aug. 1, he will complete a half-century of service to Mount...

Public records

Wallet theft leads to credit card fraud A woman's wallet was stolen Friday as she shopped at a Goldsboro store, and the thieves used her credit cards to run up a bill of more than $1,500. Edna Hill of Seven...

Social Services board questions number of names on daycare waiting list

Wayne County Social Services recently removed more than 200 families from the waiting list for subsidized child care after finding they no longer wanted or needed help. The action caused some Social Services board members to wonder whether families...

Carver Heights among schools with additional week of school

Carver Heights Elementary School will again have an additional week of school this year, despite improvements in test scores over the past two years. The school is among three dozen across North Carolina requiring extra instruction due to a...

Briefly

School open house Open house for students going to Wayne County public schools are being held this week. Elementary schools will hold open house on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Parents and students in middle and high schools will...