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Friday, February 18, 2005

Lane trial starts May 23

Eric Glenn Lane will go on trial for the murder of 5-year-old Precious Whitfield on May 23. The trial date was set Thursday by Judge Gary Trawick of Burgaw during a 30-minute hearing with prosecutors and standby defense lawyers...

Eureka residents warned about giving up charter

Eureka residents held a meeting at the fire department Thursday night to discuss a movement by some to dissolve the town's charter. State Rep. Louis Pate spoke with about 40 people who attended. He was joined by John Phelps, a...

Man accused of robbing elderly woman arrested

A man accused of assaulting and robbing elderly Wayne County women as they came home from shopping was arrested Thursday by Goldsboro police after a crosstown chase. James Lenair Albrittain, 29, of Oliver Street in Mount Olive was charged by...

Rouse, Arnstsen win state press awards

CHAPEL HILL -- Two members of the Goldsboro News-Argus staff, David Rouse and Barbara Arntsen, were honored Thursday night by the North Carolina Press Asso-ciation. The association presented its annual awards for excellence in journalism at the Winter Newspaper Institute,...

Lawsuit over faulty construction to go to trial on May 30

It took two years, and an appeal to the State Court of Appeals, but a Wayne County woman who says she was not treated fairly by the company that built her home will soon get her day in court. On...

Public records

Driver sentenced in school bus accident A driver has been sentenced in Wayne County District Court to 45 days in jail after a collision last year with a school bus in Goldsboro. Nine people suffered minor injuries in the wreck....

Briefly

Jurors should report Jurors summoned Monday for Wayne County Superior Court should report as scheduled at 9 a.m., a court official says. While Monday is a federal holiday for Presidents Day, it is not a state or local holiday, said...

Grant aimed at keeping students in school

Wayne Community College has been chosen to participate in a pilot project to provide emergency aid to students who might otherwise drop out of school. The college will receive $20,000 from Scholarship America over the next three years to implement...

County health department conducting salary survey

The Wayne County Health Department is conducting a salary survey to better position itself in getting applicants and retaining employees. Vicky Hill, administrative officer with the Health Department, said the information will be helpful in making preparations for next year's...

Black art exhibit to open Monday

In celebration of Black History Month, the African American Arts Advocates (4A) and Rebuilding Broken Places CDC will sponsor an exhibit. Featured will be art done by local black artists and from collections that have an African heritage. The display...