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Monday, February 28, 2005

Mentors

News-Argus/Phyllis Moore Boys to Men mentors, standing from left, Earl Moore, principal at Brogden Middle School; Jimmie Ford, Al Lucas, Hugh Jones and Fred Shadding. Seated from left are eighth-grade students Lenny Staton Stephens, Sean Best, Dominique Cox, Antonio...

County begins putting voter registrations on computer

Voter registration information will soon be computerized in Wayne County, thanks to a technology grant from the federal government. Gary Sims, Wayne County's elections director, said his office was starting to scan information from voter registration records into the computer....

With success behind them, retirees reach out to troubled youth

Darryl Dunn's whole life was basketball. He played often and dreamed about a future as a pro. But he also had a quick temper, he said, and lacked motivation in school. There was no doubt where he was headed: Southern...

Public records

Bingo parlor, house on fire Goldsboro Bingo World at 1809 N. Berkeley Blvd. and a house at 627 Devereaux St. were damaged Sunday in predawn fires. No one was in the bingo parlor, and the residents of the house got...

Renaming some county roads on commissioners' agenda

Wayne County Commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday at 9:15 to discuss the renaming of several county roads. The roads being considered for renaming are: *The western portion of North Washington Street from its intersection with Nahunta Road to...

Goldsboro Pediatrics plans to use grant to improve health of Latino children

Goldsboro Pediatrics plans to use a $10,000 grant to improve the health of Latino children. The money has come in the form of a "Community Access to Child Health" grant from the American Academy of Pediatrics. It will be used...

Walnut Creek gets serious about town hall

WALNUT CREEK -- Plans for a new Town Hall were unveiled last week for the Village Council. At the council's Feb. 23 meeting, Grim and Taylor Hobbs of Partin-Hobbs Architects explained the layout, design and landscaping for the proposed administrative...

Opinion: No-nonsense judge

My long-time friend Superior Court Judge Russell Duke and I had lunch recently at Wilber's Barbecue. Wilber joined us in swapping stories. "Rusty" Duke is a regular at Wilber's when he's holding court here. He has not been the favorite...