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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Get well banners

News-Argus/Kenneth Fine Greenwood Middle School staff members, from left to right, Jane Mull, Connie Whaley, Mural Lanier, Selena Bennett, Ann Howell and Glenda Rasberry display banners made for injured Greenwood students Carson Thomas and Mackenzie Wessels. For more information...

Mackenzie sent home from Pitt

Mackenzie Wessels, one of two Greenwood Middle School eighth-graders injured Friday when they were hit by a vehicle while crossing the street, has been released from the hospital. Mackenzie, 13, and his classmate, Carson Thomas, 13, were hit by an...

School keeps injured students in thoughts

For students at Greenwood Middle School, Thanksgiving has a more personal note this year. They are worried about their classmates -- and thankful one of them is coming home. Carson Thomas and Mackenzie Wessels were injured Friday when a man...

Wayne towns ready to take advantage of new U.S. 117

Although the new U.S. 117 North corridor won't be completely open until sometime next year, officials in Pikeville and Fremont are already laying the groundwork to take advantage of the expected increase in highway traffic. Pikeville Administrator Lonnie Graves said...

Principals shifted at 7 schools in county

Three principals will be leaving the Wayne County Public Schools before the beginning of the second semester, officials announced. Norwayne Middle School principal Barbara Wilkins and Eastern Wayne Middle School principal Keith Wright will both retire in December. Charles B....

MOC marks Founder's Day events

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College celebrated 54 years of providing Christian higher education on Tuesday during its annual Founders Day worship service. A senior English education major was awarded the Founders Leadership Award and 22 long-time employees were recognized...

Consultant says Duplin needs jail

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County is in need of a new jail, a consultant told Duplin County commissioners on Monday. The county's existing jail is overcrowded, law enforcement and court officials say, and the commissioners are looking at ways to address...

High winds caused power outage

Progress Energy officials say high winds Monday night caused a jumper burn-off on the main line causing the power to go out for a couple hours in the Forest Hills and Handley Acres area of Goldsboro. Power was out a...

Public records

3 people injured in 5-vehicle wreck Three people were injured in a five-vehicle collision and three others were hurt in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday on Dr. M.L. King Jr. Expressway, the U.S. 70 bypass, Goldsboro police reported. Wet roads contributed...

Princeton awards contract for town hall

PRINCETON -- A Smithfield firm has been awarded a contract to build a new town hall for Princeton. Durwood Stephenson and Associates Inc. submitted the low bid of $893,413.05. The bid was accepted Monday night by the Princeton town board...

Operation Santa Claus under way

Operation Santa Claus is the annual Christmas drive in which the Mental Health Association in Wayne County provides Christmas gifts to citizens in Wayne County with mental illness and or disabilities in our local nursing homes and care facilities. Operation...

Help for Katrina victims still sought

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College, in partnership with the Original Free Will Baptist Home Missions Board, is collecting non-perishable food items, toys, and monetary donations for the hurricane victims in Sandersville, Mississippi. Thousands of people in areas hit by...