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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Hot practice, thirsty Falcons

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber From left Nate Contie, Brandon Hill and Brian Dioris take a water break during Charles B. Aycock's football practice Tuesday afternoon. The coaching staff made sure the players drank plenty of water in the near-100-degree weather. Temperatures...

Cherry reviews policies

State officials are continuing a review of admission and weapons policies at Cherry Hospital and other state mental institutions after a shooting that left a patient dead and a worker wounded. Clifton Gentry, 27, was being admitted to the hospital...

Eastpointe: Who's paying whose bills?

The Eastpointe Board of Directors said Tuesday they need more time to review a proposal that would provide Duplin and Sampson counties with an additional $550,000 to pay their share of the cost of providing mental health services. Wayne County...

Bicycle trail will be ready next year

Heavy traffic along a proposed route for a bike and pedestrian trail led city planners to reconsider its design, and they say it now it will be next year before it can be built. The trail will run from Parkway...

Veda McNair named to college board; two re-appointed

The Wayne Community College Board of Trustees installed Veda McNair as a member Tuesday night. She replaces Pat Burden, who retired in June after eight years on the board. McNair is principal of Eastern Wayne Elementary School. The board of...

Volunteers donate efforts to Habitat

A group of volunteers from St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Dover, Delaware came to Goldsboro for a week recently to work on a Habitat House. Goldsboro-Wayne Habitat President Bill Edgerton said this is the fourth year the group has come...

Public record

Talent scam Heather D. Yount of Goldsboro told police she met a woman who claimed she was running a talent agency out of Charlotte. The woman identified herself as Dawn Cockrell and said she was recruiting new talent at a...

Briefly

Bloodmobile The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Goldsboro Milling. Donors will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt and wristband and a coupon for a...

Club plans National Kids Day for Aug. 6

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County will celebrate National KidsDay on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the clubs in Goldsboro, Fremont and Mount Olive. Director Mary Ann Dudley said she is expecting hundreds...

Security expert: Citizens need to protect themselves

With more crimes against the elderly and an increase in cases of identity theft, citizens must become more tuned in to their surroundings, a senior citizens group was told recently. Corporal Teresa Cox works on the crime prevention unit for...