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Thursday, January 6, 2005

Learning English

News-Argus/Phyllis Moore Gaspar Gonzalez and Willie Cartagena, standing left to right in background, have been teaching English to Hispanic women at Brogden Primary School since September. For more information see Program helps Hispanic parents learn English....

Mt. Olive officers to plead guilty to charges related to theft of money from Hispanics

Wayne County District Attorney Branny Vickory said this morning three former Mount Olive police officers were expected to plead guilty this afternoon to charges stemming from complaints by Latino men that money was missing from their wallets after traffic stops....

Lots once owned by Goldsboro sold in foreclosure auction

The undeveloped lots in Harris Street Estates were sold to a Raleigh construction company Wednesday during a foreclosure sale at the Wayne County Courthouse. The land was owned by the city of Goldsboro, but the city won't get any money...

More National Guardsmen scheduled to return

More than half of the N.C. National Guard's 230th Support Battalion have returned from Iraq, and the rest should be back by late Monday, said a Guard spokesman. Two of the battalion's units, the Charlie Medical Company and the Headquarters...

New North Carolina law creates run on child car seats

A new state law that requires children under age 8 or 80 pounds to ride in car seats has caused a run on the equipment in stores around North Carolina. Tammy Lewis, department manager for infants at the Wal-Mart Super...

Program helps Hispanic parents learn English

Martha Patricia Ibarra and her husband moved 10 years ago to Wayne County from Mexico for a better life. The couple send money back home to support their family, which includes two children, 15 and 17, whom they haven't seen...

Public records

Robbery charge A 20-year-old man was arrested Wednesday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office and charged with the assault and armed robbery of a 61-year-old Dudley man. Ricky Allen Ballance Jr. of Paradise Lane, Dudley, was accused of Thursday's crimes,...

Wayne Community College getting Biotech funds

Wayne Community College is preparing to expand its program to train workers in the growing biotechnology industry. The college has received a boost in this effort with a $43,000 grant for equipment and supplies. The college is also working on...

Briefly

More flu shots The Wayne County Health Department will hold another flu shot clinic on Tuesday, with 800 vaccines available to those considered high risk. Clinic hours will be 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. James Roosen, health director, asked that...

Wayne Grand Jury returns indictments against 53

A Wayne County man has been indicted on an armed robbery charge, and another man has been ndicted on 14 sex offenses. The Wayne County Grand Jury returned true bills of indictment against 51 other defendants during its monthly meeting....

Crime Stoppers

A murder was solved with three arrests and a fugitive was captured as a result of recent anonymous calls, say officials with Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers. Three Southern Wayne High School students from Dudley were charged with the fatal shooting...

Calypso begins adding sewer customers

CALYPSO -- Calypso has started adding customers to its new sewer system. Twenty-five residents will be added. They are the first for the system that will link with Mount Olive. They will also be the only customers until Mount Olive...