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Monday, August 1, 2005

A sweet treat

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Nice weather sent many Wayne County residents back to traditionally cool treats this weekend. Here. Alisa Collins and Richard Walker taste the watermelons that were on sale at the corner of Spring Bank Road and N.C. 111...

Showers make up for lost moisture

July ended on a rainy note for Wayne County, with an average of about an inch falling across the county over the weekend. Mount Olive got about a month's worth of rain in a few hours Friday, when a storm...

United Way gets ready for '05 campaign

The 2005 United Way campaign that gets under way this month in Wayne County is not strictly about raising money, says its chairman. It's about helping people. When people understand where their contributions go, said Jane Rustin, they are more...

WARM Hearts matches teens with new role models, friends

A perfect match. That's what Vanessa Spiron, director of the Family Y's WARM Hearts mentoring program, called the pairing of 10-year-old Zada Foy with Joyce Cunningham. But it is not something she takes credit for or takes for granted. She...

Schools are still looking for drivers

With classes only a few weeks away, Wayne County school officials are still scrambling to find bus drivers. School officials must hunt to find enough drivers to keep the system's 225 routes operating, and work year-round to recruit and keep...

Public records

Robberies Three men were robbed over the weekend in separate holdups, according to reports. A man was assaulted and robbed Saturday night of cash and his car, and then the suspect bought drugs with the stolen money and smoked it...

Duplin appoints temporary prosecutor

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County has hired Wendy Sivori as its temporary county attorney while county commissioners decide whether to retain a full-time lawyer to represent the county or to use a legal firm as needed. Ms. Sivori takes the place...

Diabetes group supports patients and families

The number of cases of diabetes diagnosed in children and adults is steadily rising, bringing with it the need for more information and support. Wayne County Diabetes Group, begun several years ago for diabetics and their families, is also growing,...

Two sentenced in shootings

Two Goldsboro men have pleaded guilty to unrelated shootings and have been sentenced in Wayne County Superior Court to about three years in prison. One got an active term. The other received probation. Brian Devon Harvey, 25, of Central Heights...

Peer coaching program involves 170 teachers

More than 170 teachers in Wayne County Public Schools work with their peers as coaches. The peer coaching program began in the school system in 1996 and has grown increasingly popular among educators as an individual professional development tool. The...