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Tuesday, September 28, 2004

In the schools

News-Argus/Phyllis Moore Dental hygienists Eleanor Wrenn, left, and Pam Dew apply sealant to Nadiah Giles' teeth. Nadiah is a third-grader at Carver Elementary School. For more information see Program gives students a first trip to dentist....

Mount Olive police charged with stealing from drivers

Three former Mount Olive police officers were charged Monday with stealing from Latino drivers they stopped. The charge is "felony conspiracy to commit larceny against motorists stopped for traffic violations." Sgt. Joshua Joseph Ehnert and Patrolmen Freddy Norman Southerland and...

Lawyers await judge's decision on man's confession

A judge has delayed his decision until Friday on whether the confession of a Wayne County man accused of murdering a 5-year-old girl in 2002 should be allowed in court. Superior Court Judge D. Jack Hooks of Whiteville ruled on...

Program gives students a first trip to dentist

MOUNT OLIVE -- Ayanna Dawson and Kadjah Loftin, both 8 years old and students at Carver Elementary School, have never been to the dentist. In spite of that, they said they have been educated in the care and cleaning of...

North Drive tech program guarantees improved reading

North Drive Elementary School is using a technology-based program that guarantees to have students reading on grade level in a year. It is one of three strategies that Principal Carol Artis introduced this year at the school as a way...

Library to hold book sale

Books will be plentiful this weekend at the library's annual book sale, but volunteers are needed. Jane Rustin, director of the Wayne County Library, said that the Gertrude Weil Auditorium will be crammed full of books for sale and that...

Seven Springs takes steps toward new town hall

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The Seven Springs commissioners reached a consensus Monday to take the first step toward turning an abandoned church into Town Hall. They said during a special meeting that it looks as if all they have to do...

Briefly

Scholarships available New and returning students who plan to attend Wayne Community College for the spring semester may apply for Foundation of Wayne Community College scholarships Oct. 1 through 29. Applications are available in the foundation office in the Dogwood...

Wayne County reporter dies

PRINCETON -- Greg Tobolski, 36, a reporter for the Princeton and Wayne-Wilson News-Leader newspapers, died Saturday in New Jersey where he had gone to attend a wedding. The owner of the two weekly newspapers, Barry Merrill, said today that Tobolski...

Mental Health Association presents awards

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH -- The Mental Health Association in North Carolina honored the Goldsboro News-Argus, radio station WGBR and others from Wayne County during its annual meeting held Thursday and Friday in Wrightsville Beach. The News-Argus was given the media award...

Public records

Teen charged with shooting A Goldsboro teen-ager was arrested Monday by Goldsboro police and charged with three felony and three misdemeanor charges in connection with a shooting incident. Quinton Swinson, 16, of Fourth Street was charged with discharge of a...

Aycock Birthplace volunteers recognized

FREMONT -- Ginger Gatlin and Audrey Brow have been recognized as "blue ribbon volunteers" by the Charles B. Aycock Birthplace State Historic Site for their outstanding and long-term service. They were among 32 volunteers honored at an awards dinner held...

Open Junior Horse Show winners announced

Youth from several eastern North Carolina counties gathered Saturday at the Wayne County Fairgrounds for this year's Open Junior Horse Show. Around 70 riders and horses competed in the event, which was more than last year, said Eileen Coite, livestock...

WCC lecture courses to focus on 'Iliad', 'Inferno'

The Foundation of Wayne Community College will offer a four-week lecture course starting Oct. 5. Titled "Gods and Idiots: Introducing Homer's Iliad," it will be led by Arts and Humanities Program Director Bill Brettmann. It will meet at 7 p.m....

DSS to hire more child services workers

Wayne County officials hope to hire four additional people to investigate reports of child abuse and neglect and ease what they have described as "a crisis situation." Social Services recently received permission to fill three of the vacant positions in...