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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Crash at Tommy's Road and Patetown Road

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Firefighters start clearing the scene after a crash between a tractor-trailer and car that ended in both vehicles catching fire and a 16-year-old Eastern Wayne High School student losing her life. Officials are still investigating the accident....

16-year-old killed in fiery crash

A 16-year-old girl was killed Tuesday afternoon in a fiery crash at the intersection of Tommy's Road and Patetown Road. Summer Brooke Worrell of Hare Road died instantly when her car struck a tractor-trailer about 3 p.m., officials said. Worrell...

Lane trial down to three alternates

Selection of three alternate jurors for the first-degree murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane resumed today in Wayne County Superior Court. Judge Gary Trawick of Burgaw said he hoped he could start the trial on Thursday. The defense asked for...

Southern Wayne teacher dies while on cruise ship

Funeral arrangements are pending for a Southern Wayne High School teacher who died Tuesday after suffering from a head injury while on vacation in Puerto Rico. Donna Peacock, 52, of Dudley, an educator who taught exceptional children, died at the...

Hulse says farewell to election chief job

From broken voting machines to lost ballots, Geoff Hulse has been through it all during his six-year term on the Wayne County Board of Elections. But on Tuesday he bid all that a final farewell at his last meeting as...

Former coach tell stories from a life spent on court

Former Campbell University Basketball Coach Billy Lee returned home Tuesday night. Judging from the laughter, they were glad to see him. Lee, a Mount Olive native and sports star, entertained at Wayne Community College's 13th annual benefit golf tournament with...

Brown will challenge '98 murder conviction

Paul Anthony Brown, who was sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend and a toddler in her Goldsboro apartment, is seeking a new trial. Brown, now 39, was convicted April 8, 1998, and then sentenced on Aug....

Public records

Probation officer gets suspended sentence A former state brobation officer has pleaded guilty to changing a record and sentenced to unsupervised probation. Sherrie Overton Powell, 41, of U.S. 13 South had been charged with seven felony counts of altering court...

Public school retirees praised for years of service

The Wayne County Public Schools honored nearly 80 retiring employees last week. The group included principals, assistant principals, teachers, and support staff. Dr. Steven Taylor, schools superintendent, praised the retirees for their dedication and commitment to children, stressing the important...

Kenansville annexation vote delayed until July 11

KENANSVILLE -- The Kenansville Town Board has postponed a vote on the proposed annexation of Duplin Commons until July 11. Duplin County officials are hoping the town will annex the events center but some town officials oppose the proposal. Kenansville...

President, board member honored by hospital

The board of directors of Wayne Memorial Hospital and Wayne Health Corporation honored two of its leaders Tuesday. Hospital president and CEO Bill Paugh was recognized for his five years of service. He celebrates his fifth anniversary in the job...

City recognized for safety record

Goldsboro city officials recently got some news that made them want to pat their employees on the back. Not too hard, though, and only after making sure the floor wasn't slippery. Earlier this month, the N.C. Department of Labor honored...

Briefly

Hal Stewart honored Goldsboro native Hal Stewart, who coached high school football championship teams at Richmond County and Garner, received the President Gerald R. Ford All-American High School Coach Award last weekend in Greensboro. Stewart, who is retired from coaching,...