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Sunday, March 5, 2006

Goldsboro High one of 19 schools threatened with closure

From staff and wire reports Goldsboro High School is one of 19 high schools in the state that could be closed in the fall unless they show improvement, said a state judge overseeing a long-running court case on school quality....

Paramount - What's next?

Members of the Paramount Reconstruction Committee said they could have planned to rebuild the theater for less than the estimated $12 million, but the money saved wouldn't be worth it. Committee chairman Chuck Allen said he understands that some Goldsboro...

Paramount - Goldsboro High another option?

By KENNETH FINE and PHYLLIS MOORE News-Argus Staff Writers Committee members said debate over the $12 million price tag led them to pursue alternatives to plans to build a new theater on Center Street. One option they looked into was...

Paramount - Some not sure they want new arts center

A recreation center, community swimming pool, soup kitchen or homeless shelter -- anything but a new Paramount Theater. When Goldsboro City Council members listed reconstruction of the Paramount as a priority project, a new wrinkle in an ongoing debate was...

New agricultural center planned

The county's agriculture offices could have a new home in a few years. County officials, along with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, are soliciting bids from architectural firms for the design and construction of a new building near Cherry...

Son who killed father up for parole

By JACK STEPHENS News-Argus Staff Writer A Goldsboro man sentenced to life in prison in 1992 for the murder of his sleeping father is being considered for parole by the N.C. Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission. David Wayne Smith, who...

Wayne man not guilty of molestion charges

A 67-year-old Wayne County man who allegedly confessed to molesting two young girls and was sentenced to 45 years in prison walked away from court a free man last week after being acquitted in a new trial. Douglas Mitchell of...

WCC Foundation recognizes scholarship winners, donors

The Foundation of Wayne Community College recently recognized its scholarship recipients and donors in its annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony at the college. More than 257 WCC students who received scholarships for the fall 2005 and spring 2006 semesters had the...

Superior Court

Wayne County Superior Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County Superior Court: *Carlos Reshaen Wright, 30, Edgerton Street, assault with a deadly weapon while inflicting serious injury, 25 to 39 months. *Joseph A. Harper, 46, North Audubon Avenue,...

School board member Pridgen in hospital

After several trips to hospitals over the past week, Board of Education member Rick Pridgen said he expects to be released from Wake Medical Center in Raleigh in the next couple of days. The school board member, who represents District...

MO Court

Mount Olive District Court These cases have been heard in Mount Olive District Court: *Shabazz McKinney, 33, Wooten Street, Mount Olive, affray, 60 days suspended, 36 months unsupervised probation and costs. *Timothy Wayne Adams, 45, Old Smith Chapel Road, Mount...

Fremont STARS to get U.S. Postal stamp

A local elementary school has become the first Wayne County schoo to create a commemorative cancellation stamp for the U.S. Postal Service. Last Fall, the Fremont Post Office announced an art contest for Fremont STARS Elementary School to help promote...

Duplin Expo draws big weekend crowd

KENANSVILLE -- Organizers say the 4th annual Duplin County Business Expo held this weekend in the Events Center at Duplin Commons was a huge success. All 135 booths were filled Friday and Saturday, said Adam Futrell, operations manager for the...

District Court

Wayne County District Court These cases have been heard in Wayne County District Court: *Kenneth Lee Herring, 43, Walstonburg, assault inflicting serious injury, not guilty. *Jerry Lee Massengill, 33, Four Oaks, assault by pointing a gun, not guilty. *Charlie Mitchell,...

City Council meets Monday

From Staff Reports Goldsboro City Council will hold their first meeting of the month Monday at City Hall. Their agenda for the evening contains more than 20 items, including one matter scheduled for public hearing. During the hearing, council will...

Bikers ride March 25 for Red Cross

The roar of motorcycles will be heard loud and strong throughout Wayne County March 25 as bikers ride to raise money for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross. The 2nd annual Ride for the Red will get...