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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Even with video games, kids are still reading

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Zavion Beatty, 3, left, and Abby Newsome, 4, pick out books to read at the Wayne County Public Library on Tuesday afternoon. Librarian Shorlette Stephens says children are still picking up books even with all the blockbuster...

Counties take look at voting machines

Wayne and Duplin election officials got a look Tuesday at a variety of voting machines from which they will have to choose before the next general election. State lawmakers have ordered counties to upgrade their voting systems and to use...

Teen pleads guilty to drug thefts at hospital

A Wayne County teenager charged with stealing drugs from the pharmacy at Wayne Memorial Hospital pleaded guilty today in Superior Court to lesser charges as part of an agreement with prosecutors. Thomas Bradshaw II, 16, had been charged with four...

Next deployment set for Seymour Johnson as new year begins

About 480 airmen from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will leave in January for southwest Asia when their numbers come up as part of the Air Expeditionary Force deployment cycle. Airmen who are part of Air Expeditionary Forces 9 and...

Lt. Governor will help christen new partnership

Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue will be in Goldsboro Thursday to help kick off Wayne County's new plan to draw more economic development dollars into the region and to unite the county's marketing efforts under one organization. Impact Wayne is a...

State asks for limits on idling outside schools

A policy designed to curb unnecessary bus idling and support fuel conservation will also spill over to parents waiting in carpool lanes, school officials say. The school board Monday night voted to support the state-issued policy, which will apply to...

County ARC chapter not worrked about resignation

Even with the resignation of a second National Red Cross director within three years, local director Chuck Waller said he feels Wayne County will continue to support the agency here. American Red Cross President Marsha Evans announced her resignation Tuesday...

It is not all about games

Valerie Tyler said her daughter's eyes light up when she opens a book. Wide-eyed and smiling, 5-year-old Lilly loves playing with the pages and looking at pictures - even if she isn't quite old enough to understand the words. "She...

Administration reports slow months at Wayne Memorial

October and November were slow months at Wayne Memorial Hospital, officials told the board of directors Tuesday. Historically, October, the first month of the hospital's fiscal year, has been a strong one, said Dr. Joseph McLamb, board member and head...

Teen facing murder charge back in custody

A Wayne County teenager -- accused of taking part in a murder last year and then freed from custody on a reduced bond -- has been arrested again for violating terms of his pretrial release. James Marqui Bowden, 18, of...

Seymour Johnson acknowledges sonic boom

A sonic boom was heard last night over Goldsboro as an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base inadvertently reached Mach 1 during a training mission. The incident happened about 9:30 p.m., according to a 4th Fighter...

Public record

Theater clerk robbed Amanda R. Harrison, 22, an employee of Berkeley Cinema 4 on Cashwell Drive, told police that an unknown suspect entered the theater around 11 p.m. Tuesday. The man jumped the counter, shattering the glass, and grabbed Ms....

Princeton board approves loan for new town hall

PRINCETON -- The Princeton town board has passed a resolution for an additional $200,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to pay for the construction of a new town hall. The loan will give the town $900,000 for the...

Fremont residents could see increase in electricity rates

FREMONT -- The cost of electricity may be going up next year in Fremont. Town Administrator Kerry McDuffie announced that ElectriCities, the supplier of the town's power, had recommended a 9 percent increase. The rate hike is "a nice Christmas...

Fremont leaders discuss development

FREMONT -- When economic development is mentioned in Wayne County, the phrase means more than Goldsboro and Mount Olive. It also includes Fremont. Joanna Thompson, the president of the county's Economic Development Commission, or EDC, told Tuesday night's monthly Fremont...