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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Cool down

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Breanna Norris, 7, stays cool by running through a sprinkler system set up outside the Herman Park Center Wednesday afternoon. Wednesday's temperatures reached a high of 98 degrees sending many Wayne County residents looking for a way...

Respected Southern Wayne teacher mourned

A Southern Wayne High School teacher who died while vacationing in the Caribbean was remembered today as a superb teacher and thoughtful friend who always put others first. Donna Peacock, 52, died Tuesday at a hospital in San Juan, Puerto...

Witnesses to fatal wreck are sought

The result of an investigation of a fatal crash at the intersection of N.C. 111 and Tommy's Road may hinge on new information from witnesses, an investigator with the Highway Patrol said today. Summer Brooke Worrell, 16, died in Tuesday...

McDonald says Hawaii trip not a waste

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Wayne County commissioners are taking unfair criticism for their decision to attend a national convention in Hawaii, says a former commissioner. Ray McDonald, town manager of Mount Olive, served as a commissioner in the 1980s. He...

21 up, 21 down, Lane jury selection continues

Twenty-one jurors were interviewed Wednesday for the first alternate position in the first-degree murder trial of 33-year-old Eric Glenn Lane. None was accepted. Three are needed to hear the case. The result left Judge Gary Trawick of Burgaw frustrated. He...

Oldest liquor store to close

Wayne County's oldest liquor store will close at the end of the month, leaving downtown Goldsboro high and dry. ABC Store No. 1 opened in 1964 at 206 E. Mulberry St., now next to the county's Jeffreys Building, and was...

Health Department institutes new employee evaluation system

The Wayne County Health Department is taking steps to measure the progress of its employees and services. Health Director James Roosen told the board Wednesday that a 13-member team of managers and front-line staff has been formed to evaluate personnel...

Public record

Driver injured One driver was injured and damage was estimated at $12,000 Wednesday in two traffic collisions in Goldsboro, police reported. *A driver from Clinton was injured and damage was estimated at $7,500 in a three-vehicle collision at 6:05 p.m....

Singing Convention set for June 24-26

BENSON -- The Eighty-fifth State Annual Singing Convention will be Friday through Sunday, June 24-26, at the city park on East Main Street. The following groups will present 30-minute concerts on Friday, beginning at 7 p.m.: The Church of God...

Briefly

Generosity pays off Dillon Wooten's generosity paid off again Tuesday night for Wayne Community College. Wooten, president of Wooten Oil Company, was at the college's annual benefit dinner and auction -- an event that Wooten founded, by the way --...