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Thursday, May 26, 2005

The last day ... finally

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Wednesday was the last day of school for many students across the county. Kori Reid, left, a first-grader at School Street Elementary School, and Ronald Banks Jr., a kindergartner, wave to teachers as their bus leaves the...

More arrests made in Mount Olive murder

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive Police have arrested five more suspects in connection with the May 16 death of Russell L. Nickelson in Mount Olive. The five suspects were each charged with one count of murder. All are being held...

Husband charged in wife's beating

A Wilson County man has been charged with beating his wife to death a day after being released from Cherry Hospital. Authorities are questioning how Archie van Richard Bryant, 33, was released from the hospital when they claim he was...

End of Grade tests cause stress for students, parents, schools

This is the last week of school for many students in public schools across Wayne County. It also marks the culmination of months of hard work that led up to "end-of-grade" and "end-of-course" tests. Beverly Woodley, principal of Carver Heights...

Six seated for Lane trial

Six jurors were accepted Wednesday by the prosecution and the defense to hear the first-degree murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane in Wayne County Superior Court. The two sides will continue today to find the final six jurors. Once they...

Families ask if laws will hurt services offered for disabled

Relatives of developmentally disabled people crowded the Eastpointe conference room Wednesday trying to find out if the new state mental health laws would help or hinder their loved ones. James Hinnant has a developmentally disabled brother and said he was...

Wayne County contestant out of 'Gimme the Mike' competition

Erica Davidson of Durham was named the winner of the "Gimme the Mike" competition Wednesday night on WRAZ-TV in Raleigh. In the second season of the state's version of "American Idol," 20 contenders vied for a trip to New York...

Two men sought in Sampson murder

Two men are being sought by Sampson County authorities for murder. James Robert "Bobby" Bain, 60, and John Vincent Oboyle Jr., 42, are wanted in connection with the shooting death of John Dell Carey, who died this week at the...

Wayne leadership class graduates

One of the first Leadership Wayne County graduates gave the 2005 class a rousing sendoff Wednesday night. Jimmie Ford, a former Wayne County commissioner and state legislator, challenged the class members to change themselves and their community. "When someone asks...

Walnut Creek holds line on utility rates

WALNUT CREEK -- No residents spoke at Wednesday's hearing on Walnut Creek's proposed 2005-06 budget. But village officials still decided to give them a break next year by removing a proposed increase in monthly utility bills. The village will have...

Public records

Man, car shot A 19-year-old Goldsboro man was wounded in the right leg before dawn today in an apartment in the 200 block of Sheridan Forest Road, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. Vanradius Vonyell Fields of Carolina...

Older Americans Month observed

More than 100 senior citizens gathered at Herman Park on Wednesday to celebrate Older American's Month. City Councilman Charles Williams was on hand to congratulate the seniors, as they walked from gate to gate in the park. Frankie Moye, representing...

MOC business students win awards

MOUNT OLIVE -- Nine Mount Olive College students recently received awards at the State Leadership Conference Competition of the state chapter of Phi Beta Lambda. First- and second-place winners will go on to the national leadership conference in Orlando, Fla.,...

Huff named vice president of state PTA

Barbara W. Huff of Goldsboro has been elected vice-president for outreach services and leadership of the North Carolina PTA at its annual convention in Durham. Mrs. Huff has served on the board of managers for the state PTA for 15...