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Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Malachi's grandparents

News-Argus/Bonnie Edwards David and Loresse Earl are mourning the loss of their grandson, 14-month-old Malachi Edmundson. For more information see Couple mourn death of grandson....

Couple mourn death of grandson

Malachi Edmundson's family says the room would light up when he would walk in. On Friday, that light went out. Malachi, who was 14 months old, was killed. The next day, sheriff's detectives charged Donald Elbert Purnell, age 17,...

Decision on teacher pay still pending

More than 1,000 Wayne County teachers will have to wait at least three more weeks before finding out what they'll be paid this year. The county commissioners said Tuesday that they still need some financial information from the school...

Moratorium on zoning around base extended

The Wayne County commissioners agreed Tuesday to extend until January the moratorium on new subdivisions and mobile home parks near Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Meanwhile, officials plan to seek outside advice on how to dampen outside sound from...

Adultery suit lies at bottom of judge's censure

JACKSONVILLE -- Superior Court Judge Jerry Braswell of Goldsboro was censured last week for failing to step aside from a lawsuit that involved a man who also was suing the judge for adultery. Braswell refused to recuse himself in 2002...

11 new teachers to be hired

Wayne County will be hiring 11 new teachers this term, primarily to reduce class sizes in the elementary schools. Olivia Pierce, executive director for community relations for the school system, said a legislative mandate recently signed by the governor...

Consultants reveal $467 million transportation plan

Local transportation officials got their first glimpse Thursday at a plan that maps out road improvements until 2030. Mike Rutkowski and Roger Henderson, engineers from the Raleigh consulting firm Kimley-Horne, were hired last year by Goldsboro to prepare the...

Group taking civil rights complaint to Washington D.C.

A group concerned about racial imbalance and achievement gaps in the schools is taking its complaint to the U.S. Office of Civil Rights next week. During a news conference Tuesday, members of Concerned Clergy and the Wayne NAACP said...

Briefly

NEA president to visit The president of the National Education Association, Reg Weaver, will speak at the Wayne County chapter's fall membership campaign next month. Weaver is scheduled to attend festivities at Tommy's Road Elementary School on Sept. 9. Sponsored...

Volunteers recognized

Volunteers who give to the community every day got something back Tuesday. It was gratitude. The 24th annual North Carolina Outstanding Volunteer Service in Wayne County awards reception was held at First Presbyterian Church. Five residents received awards: Patricia...

Community meets new 4th Wing commander at reception

The new commander of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and his family received a warm welcome Tuesday from community officials. "We are extremely excited to have them here," said Jimmie Edmundson, chairman of the...

Public records

Fugitive caught Garner A Dudley man wanted by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office on three felony charges stemming from a shooting was captured Tuesday during a traffic stop in Norfolk, Va. Quanta Keneil Garner, 22, of Jenny Lane will be...

Wayne votes for Stewart, but Atkinson gets nod

A longtime educator filled the final spot on the Nov. 2 statewide ballot by winning the Democratic runoff for the race to replace Mike Ward, departing superintendent of public instruction. June Atkinson defeated Marshall Stewart for the party's nomination for...

Fremont contracts for street improvements

FREMONT -- Motorists in Fremont may be riding on smoother roads after the town board approved a low bid for repaving streets and filling in potholes. The board accepted a bid of $76,209 from Goldsboro Paving Co. for street...

Commissioner criticizes EDC for vacant shell building

Wayne County Commissioner Arnold Flowers harshly criticized the Economic Development Commission on Tuesday for not finding industries to buy the shell buildings and other county properties. Those investments have already cost the county hundreds of thousands of dollars, with...