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Friday, June 24, 2005

Practice

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Wayne Memorial Hospital staff and emergency services personnel take part in a disaster drill to evaluate the hospital's readiness for a chemical emergency. For more information see Hospital holds mock chemical emergency....

Groups want bigger theater

Arts groups asked the Goldsboro City Council Thursday night to build back the Paramount with a bigger stage, better sound and hundreds of additional seats. More than 50 people attended a special meeting with the architectural firm, Pearce Brinkley Cease...

Drought has Wayne parched

Withering cornstalks and widening sandbars in the Neuse River tell the tale. Wayne County is in the middle of a drought. Farmers and government officials say that without significant rain in the next few days the situation could become critical....

Jurors see photos before weekend recess

Jurors on Thursday saw graphic photographs of Precious Whitfield after the 5-year-old girl had been raped and murdered. The photographs were introduced as evidence in the first-degree murder trial of Eric Lane, who is accused of killing the girl more...

BRAC regional hearing Tuesday in Charlotte

The federal Base Realign-ment and Closure Commis-sion will hold a regional hearing Tuesday in Charlotte on the campus of Central Piedmont Community Col-lege. Representatives from communities in North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia will have a chance to speak...

Hospital holds mock chemical emergency

About 45 "patients" involved in a mock chemical accident Thursday were treated at Wayne Memorial Hospital as part of a disaster drill, held to evaluate the hospital's readiness for a chemical emergency. Amy Cain, director of public relations for the...

Public records

Man wounded in drive-by attack A 20-year-old Goldsboro man was shot in the head before dawn today in a drive-by shooting in the 4000 block of U.S. 70 East, according to a Goldsboro police report. The victim, Aaron Kinsey, of...

Briefly

Butterfield to Guantanamo U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield will join fellow House Armed Services Committee members on a one-day tour of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Saturday. "With all the controversy swirling around the treatment of prisoners in...

Wayne elementary teachers sharpen math-class skills

Teachers in Wayne County Public Schools are discovering new ways to improve math instruction in elementary grades. More than a dozen educators recently attended a class in algebraic reasoning for students in kindergarten through fifth grades, held at Goldsboro Middle...

Raper named Paul Harris Fellow by Mount Olive Rotary

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Rotary Club of Mount Olive has named Dr. Burkette Raper a Paul Harris Fellow. The Mount Olive Rotary Club donates $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation each year in the name of someone in the Mount Olive...

Kenansville to hold hearing on extra-territorial jurisdiction

KENANSVILLE -- The Kenansville Town Board will hold a public hearing Sept. 6 on the proposed creation of an extra-territorial jurisdiction around the town. The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Duplin County Courthouse. The issue was...

Correction

The name of a Wayne County Special Olympics student athlete was inadvertantly omitted in a story Wednesday about the recent state games. Charlie Nail received a bronze medal in the 50-meter dash and silver medals in the softball throw and...