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Thursday, January 5, 2006

New store work begins

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit The old Piggly Wiggly and Beauty World in Wayne Plaza in the 1800 block of East Ash Street are being torn down to make way for a new Food Lion store. The new store will replace the...

GMS teens progressing well

The progress made by two Greenwood Middle School students since being struck by a vehicle on the way to school is "unbelievable," says one of their teachers. On the morning of Nov. 18, Carson Thomas and Mackenzie Wessels, both 13,...

Local man charged in rape case

A man was charged Wednesday with raping an 11-year-old girl after he was found unconscious from an alleged drug overdose in a car parked at Wayne Memorial Park. Investigators with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office charged Keith John Lewis, 36,...

Kitten, raccoon infected by rabies

Wayne County animal control authorities are investigating two cases of rabies reported within the past several days. Chief Animal Control Officer Jerry Pate said one of the animals infected three county residents before it was quarantined. The owner of a...

Tier change could limit development efforts

Wayne County's economic ranking has improved for 2006, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce. However, depending on who is asked, that is not necessarily good news. "It's a double-edged sword," said Joanna Thompson, Wayne County Economic Development Commission...

Blood donors earn chances to win ACC ball

During January and February, donating blood will give Wayne County people the chance to win a signed ACC basketball. The ACC Basketball Blood Donor Challenge will start with the first blood drive of the year, today at Oak Forest Church,...

Suspect in Newton Grover murder extradited from S.C.

A man was extradited Wednesday from South Carolina by officers of the Sampson County Sheriff's Office to face charges in connection with the rape and murder of an 83-year-old woman. Christopher Levon Terry, 42, of N. McKay Avenue in Dunn,...

Public record

Officers assaulted Two police officers were assaulted Wednesday night during an altercation with Leodis Hamlin, 29, of Goldsboro, according to police reports. Officers Christopher Melvin and Adam Fowler said they responded to a domestic disturbance call at a home in...

City accepting applications for public service funding

The City of Goldsboro began accepting proposals for assistance for public service activities, including after school enrichment programs, health services, home buyer education, and senior programs Monday, officials said. Goldsboro's community development coordinator Wilmur Conyers said the applications will be...

Applications being accepted for More at Four program

The Partnership for Children of Wayne County is currently accepting applications for next year's More at Four program. More at Four is a free state-funded pre-kindergarten program. Classrooms are located in public school classrooms, Head Start facilities and child care...