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Teachers see need to take Chinese classes

The number of Chinese-speaking students in Wayne County public schools has more than doubled since last year. So many have come in that the school system is providing teachers with classes in conversational Chinese. Hope Meyerhoeffer, director of the English...

Spanish classes are no easy 'A' for Spanish speaking students

Ruben Ponce was born in the United States and speaks both English and Spanish. He thought taking high school Spanish would be an "easy A," but that has not been the case. Despite being able to speak the language, the...

Local Guard may return in January

From AP and staff reports A National Guard unit, whose 5,000 members include Wayne County residents, is expected to return from Iraq by the end of January, the nation's top Army National Guard official said. The 30th Heavy Separate Brigade,...

Remembering the 'Merryfield baby'

Eighteen years after being born at Wayne Memorial Hospital, LaNell Merryfield didn't expect to be recognized when she toured the nursery as part of clinical training with her high school class. But she was. Nurse Gray Eason said she only...

Wayne leaders urged to help fight teen pregnancy

Statistics flew fast and furious about teen sex, causing a range of reactions for the audience of Wayne County officials. Dena Whitley, a counselor with Wayne County public schools, said that from 2000 to 2002, 694 babies were born to...

City to once again tackle zoning

By BARBARA ARNTSEN News-Argus Staff Writer On Monday morning the Goldsboro City Council will once again begin discussions about its proposed zoning ordinance. The ordinance has hovered at the completion stage several times over the past year and a half,...

Correction

Correction Mt. Olive Pickle Co., E.J. Pope & Son and Southern Bank have pledged a total of $35,000 over the next three years to the new Boys & Girls Club of Mount Olive. It was mistakenly reported Tuesday that each...

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, ext. 336, or at www.volunteersolutions.org/uwwc/volunteer...

Wayne County Court News

Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *William Arthur Smith, 37, Annie's Avenue, Dudley, second-degree burglary and indecent liberties with a child, 19 to 23 months. *Shontionne Darden, 19, Royal Circle, Mount Olive, possession of...

Briefly

600 flu shots A total of 600 flu shots will be available at the Wayne County Health Department to individuals considered high risk beginning Tuesday. Clinic hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. People planning to attend are asked...

Public Record

Investigations Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *Emery Ray Auvil, 42, of the 2100 block of Indian Springs Road in Mount Olive, was accidentally shot on Friday near the right knee when his shotgun fell off his tractor...

GFD answers 189 calls

The Goldsboro Fire Department responded to 189 fire or service calls in October, including fires at the Family YMCA and three other buildings. The four major fires caused an estimated $341,000 in damages, Chief Bobby Greenfield wrote in his monthly...

Goldsboro City Council to meet Monday

The Goldsboro City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in City Hall. The following items are on the agenda: *A public hearing regarding the city's installment purchase contract to finance City Hall improvements. *A request from a citizen to...