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Thursday, February 9, 2006

Log truck, car collide

News-Argus/Bobby Williams The driver of this car was killed Wednesday after his car collided with a tractor-trailer truck at the intersection of U.S. 13 South, Mills Road and Hood Drive, the Highway Patrol said. Melvin Leo Woodard, 74, of...

Schools see more foreign students

An estimated 2,045 youngsters in Wayne County Public Schools are non-English-speaking students, with 21 different languages represented, school officials say. The number of students increased this school year by 173, up from 1,872 in 2004-05, said Hope Meyerhoeffer, director of...

Kerr will run for 8th term in November

State Sen. John Kerr has announced he will seek re-election to an eighth term in office. Kerr, a Democrat, represents the 5th District, which includes Wayne, Greene and Pitt counties. He is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and vicechairman...

Red Cross seeks local heroes for annual drive

Local "heroes" will be on a mission during March to raise $70,000 for the Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross. The fourth annual Heroes Campaign starts March 1 with a kickoff luncheon at noon at the chapter house,...

Olympic artist has ties to Wayne

He's not an athlete, spectator or member of the sporting press. Still, the son of a Goldsboro resident is on his way to Turin, Italy, to take part in the Olympic Games. Dr. Rebecca Johnson said her son, Steve Allen,...

Goldsboro High grad retires after handling transportation

For the past five years, a Goldsboro native has been directing the operations of the vehicle fleet that serves the nation's leaders in Washington, D.C. Sgt. 1st Class Ray Thompson, a 1984 graduate of Goldsboro High School, has been in...

Seven Springs board considering Snyder for town manager's job

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Charles Snyder might be returning as the Seven Springs town manager. Seven Springs Mayor Jewel Kilpatrick said Snyder has offered to help the town with moving its library back down into the town from the hill above...

Holocaust survivor visits schools

Students in Wayne County Public Schools are getting an opportunity to learn about the Holocaust from someone who experienced it firsthand. Gizella Abramson, a native a Poland, will speak for several classes at Spring Creek High school this month about...

Public records

Man is charged in school thefts Goldsboro police have cleared break-ins at Meadowlane Elementary School and the Wayne County Public Schools administration building and the theft of $11,000 worth of property with the arrest of a 35-year-old Goldsboro man. William...

Tax help for seniors in Duplin

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Services for the Aged is offering income-tax preparation help to seniors and low-income taxpayers. Volunteers with the AARP and the IRS will provide a free and confidential service at the Senior Center at 213 Seminary Street...