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Friday, September 10, 2004

NEA President visits Wayne

News-Argus/Bonnie Edwards NEA President Reg Weaver, center, is shown with teachers, Chris Chase of Frink School in Lenoir County, and Cathie Hooks, who teaches fifth grade at Tommy's Road Elementary School. Chase is vice president of the Lenoir County...

U.S. 70 push gets results, say officials

Recent talks about a U.S. 70 bypass haven't yet resulted in either a single stoplight's removal or a square inch of asphalt being poured. But N.C. Department of Transportation officials have started to pay attention, the Wayne County Transportation Committee...

Hispanic advocate says police stole from drivers

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Hispanic leader said today that he had been told of Mount Olive policemen following Hispanics through town, stopping their cars, rummaging through their belongings and stealing from them. J.R. Peralta, who works with Hispanic employees at...

Annual Make a Difference Day to be held in Wayne on Oct. 23

Wayne County residents will set aside their own needs to help their neighbors Oct. 23 during the 13th annual Make A Difference Day. Sponsored locally by the city of Goldsboro, Volunteer Wayne and United Way of Wayne County, the event...

NEA president says schools lack resources to meet law

The president of a national teacher's association said Thursday during a stop in Wayne County that public schools across the country need more resources to meet federal requirements. "We are in a battle," said Reg Weaver, president of the National...

Seymour Johnson airmen return Monday

A large group of airmen from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will be returning from an overseas deployment on Monday morning. They will be flying into the base. They deployed approximately four months ago, according to the base public affairs....

Public records

Indecent exposure A Wayne County woman reported an incident of indecent exposure Thursday that happened on her way to work. The 46-year-old woman said she was driving on Big Daddy's Road in Pikeville when she drove past a residence. At...

Briefly

Bloodmobile The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a Bloodmobile on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at Nahunta Friends Church. Donors will receive a coupon for a free car wash. Fly the flag Sept. 17...

WOOFF beefs up fund-raising

A Goldsboro animal advocacy group is beefing up its fund-raising activities this month. Welfare of Our Furry Friends invites the public to dine out on Sept. 14 at the Western Sizzlin in Goldsboro to help raise money to build a...

Retiree office established on base

An increase in volunteers has helped the Retiree Office at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base better serve the military retirees living on and off base, says the office's new director. "We are going to be a very active office," said...

Indictments handed down

A 22-year-old man from Dudley has been indicted by the Wayne County Grand Jury on charges of firing into his family's mobile home and wounding a relative. Quanta Keneil Garner of Jenny Lane had been wanted by authorities for more...