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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Baby Jane Doe

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber The Rev. Dr. Rick Cason, Goldsboro police chaplain and pastor of Victory Free Will Baptist Church, speaks during the funeral Wednesday for a baby girl found in Goldsboro's sewage treatment plant last week. The infant's identity remains...

Results -- No lead worries in Goldsboro city water

City officials and the Wayne County Health Department said elevated levels of lead were not found in the Goldsboro water system during a recent state water study. The state's Departments of Health and Human Services and Environmental and Natural Resources...

Rest in peace, Baby Jane Doe

A nameless tiny baby girl -- who will never know her mother or her family, who will never go to school, who will never play with friends or who will never marry -- was buried Wednesday in Willowdale Cemetery. About...

New cell phone rule coming for driving on base

Driving while using your cell phone on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base could get you a ticket after Feb. 27 if your hands aren't on the steering wheel. The Department of Defense has amended its Joint Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision...

More candidates file for chance at offices

The list of candidates filing for a chance to run for office in 2006 continued to grow Wednesday, with hopefuls filing for national, state and local positions. Democrat G.K. Butterfield filed for re-election for his District 1 United States Congressional...

Hospital earns top rating after surprise survey

Wayne Memorial Hospital has earned the highest three-year accreditation possible, officials announced this week. The news came on the heels of an unannounced three-day survey conducted by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a national group that sets...

Public records

Poultry house fire A poultry house in the 3900 block of N.C. 581 North and computer equipment were heavily damaged Wednesday in a fire that started in an electrical panel box, officials said. No birds were in the house. The...

Goldsboro police chase on road results in 2 felony drug charges

A 22-year-old man from Atlanta was arrested Wednesday by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad after a brief vehicle chase on Pineview Cemetery Road. He will be charged with two felony drug offenses as a result of a subsequent search of...

Pate says he expects repeal of eye-exam law

MOUNT OLIVE -- State Rep. Louis Pate said he expects the General Assembly to repeal a new law that would require children to get a comprehensive eye exam before they can attend kindergarten. Pate spoke at a meeting of the...

Seat opens on county Planning Board

Wayne County commissioners will be expected to fill a vacancy on the county Planning Board in the next few weeks. Board member Ken Blackwell has resigned. County Planning Department Director Connie Price said commissioners might not make a decision at...

Pinewood Derby to be held Saturday at Moose Lodge

The Torhunta District Cub Scouts will hold their annual Pinewood Derby Race on Saturday. The event will be held at the Moose Lodge on West Mulberry Street. Boys placing first second and third in their packs will compete to see...

Nursing orientation

KENANSVILLE -- The James Sprunt Community College Nursing Department will be holding an orientation session for prospective nursing students Monday at noon and at 6 p.m. in Room 174 in the McGowen Building. The program is for those interested in...

Mount Olive Town Board trying to avoid tax hike

MOUNT OLIVE -- Members of the Mount Olive Town Board are trying to find ways to keep from having to raise taxes, they said this week. That means some user fees might go up next year, and the town might...

MOC Harrison lecture is Tuesday

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College will hold the 16th Annual Vivian B. Harrison Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 21, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Rodgers Chapel. The guest speaker will be Dr. Sandra Hack Polaski, associate professor of New...

James Sprunt scholarship deadline March 15

KENANSVILLE -- High school seniors planning to attend JSCC next fall and current first-year students should apply now for academic scholarship consideration for next fall's awards. The application deadline is March 15. Academic scholarships are available to full-time students and...

Green Central Band Alumni benefit fund-raiser March 3

A benefit to raise money for the Greene Central Band Alumni Association will be held Friday, March 3 at the Moose Center near Snow Hill. The event will begin at 8 p.m. and last until midnight. Proceeds will be used...

Duplin rodeo February 24-25

KENANSVILLE -- The American Bull Rider Cowboy Association will return to the Duplin County Events Center on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25. The bull-riding competition will be held from 8-10 p.m. each night. Tickets can be obtained by calling 910-296-2181...