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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Wreck on U.S. 13

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber U.S. 13 north of Goldsboro was tied up Wednesday afternoon by an accident involving two trucks an a van, all of which ended up in ditches. The Highway Patrol charged the Southco truck's driver with failure to...

U.S. 13 North wreck snarls traffic

An accident that involved two trucks and a van tied up traffic on U.S. 13 North for a while Wednesday afternoon. According to N.C. Highway Patrol reports, around 2:45 p.m., a tractor-trailer operated by Southco was headed south on the...

Wayne, Duplin students help victims of tsunami

Local school children have sent 13,000 health kits and 12 blankets to tsunami victims. Fourth graders at Tommy's Road Elementary School initiated a school-wide project recently to gather donations of toiletry items and blankets, and North Duplin Elementary School students...

Mike Rouse retiring as News-Argus editor

J. Michael "Mike" Rouse is retiring as editor of the Goldsboro News-Argus, ending a journalism career that spanned 47 years. Rouse started as a reporter for the News-Argus but left to join The Associated Press in Charlotte in 1961. He...

Thousands to take part in Bentonville battle re-creation

An estimated three thousand Civil War re-enactors will converge at the Bentonville Battleground Historic Site on Saturday and Sunday to mark the 140th anniversary of the largest battle ever fought on North Carolina soil. State historians say they expect as...

Public records

Accidents The N.C. Highway Patrol investigated these wrecks: *At 2:20 p.m. Monday, a 1998 Nissan ran the stoplight at the intersection of U.S. 117 and Old Mount Highway and struck a 1993 Cadillac, reports said. Both vehicles had $2,000-$3,500 in...

Parole board receives 'numerous' letters in Prevette case

The N.C. Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission has received numerous letters about the possibility of parole for convicted killer Garfield Noah Prevette. Prevette was sentenced in 1984 to life in prison, plus 40 years, for the kidnapping and murder of...

Briefly

Horse festival Saturday The Fourth Annual Eastern Carolina Regional Horse Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Cost is $5 with children 10 years old and younger admitted free. The event...

Depression linked to brain malfunction

Members of the Wayne County Mental Health Association got a crash course Wednesday on brain functions during their monthly "Lunch and Learn" session. The seminar was held at the county school administrative offices on Royall Avenue. Dr. Edwin Hoeper, a...

Program at Brogden helps students set goals

A colorful sign outside Izola Barbour's kindergarten classroom at Brogden Primary School sets the tone for all who enter: "We will greet each child with a smile and words of exaltation. We will do our best to create a safe,...