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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Changes coming to Carver

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Carver Heights Elementary School students get off the bus this morning as interim assistant principal Carol Battle greets them. Carver Heights is one of three elementary schools that will drop a grade this year. Also slated for...

Two face charges after drug raid

Goldsboro police Capt. Brady Thompson is recovering today, one day after being shot in the chest during a morning drug raid. The 50-year-old Thompson was saved from serious injury, or even death, Wednesday, because of his bulletproof vest. The veteran...

Some city school slated to change grades this fall

Five elementary and middle schools in the inner city will be reorganized by the fall, in a move officials hope will improve test scores and student relationships. The Board of Education approved the proposal Monday night made by Superintendent Dr....

Hospital will seek funding for plans

The board of directors for Wayne Memorial Hospital voted Tuesday to finance about $35 million for capital improvements through tax-exempt bonds that will also be used to pay off expenses related to the hospital's Energy Plant. Board chairman Ken Gerrard,...

Prices head sky-high again

Gas prices are back on the rise, frustrating drivers in Wayne and surrounding counties. Prices topped $2.50 per gallon for unleaded regular at a number of gas stations in and around Wayne early today. "When you're spending close to $60...

City finishes testimony in annexation challenge

The city of Goldsboro wrapped up its case Wednesday in the trial over whether the city will be allowed to annex an area along Salem Church and Buck Swamp roads. Residents of the area, known as Phase 11 in the...

Three students earn Park Scholarships

Three students from Wayne County have been named recipients of Park Scholarships to North Carolina State University in the fall. The Park Scholarships program is among America's most prestigious undergraduate merit scholarship programs. Each award, valued at $59,000, pays expenses...

Public records

LaGrange police raid two homes, charge 2 people LA GRANGE -- LaGrange police raided two homes Tuesday and arrested three people in an ongoing investigation into drug sales. The police executed a search warrant at a home in the 100...

MOC business lecture on China

MOUNT OLIVE -- Nicole Jefferies, finance manager at Lenovo, will be speaking on "Doing Business with China" at the Mount Olive College Agribusiness Center on Monday. The event is free and open to the public and will be held from...

Fremont board interviews police chief candidates

FREMONT -- The Fremont Town Board of Aldermen interviewed several candidates Tuesday for the town's vacant police chief's job. Acting Chief Wayne Schwark was among those interviewed during the session that started at 3:30 p.m. and lasted until 7:55 p.m....

Faison gets new office for police

What was once an ABC store is now the new office of the Faison Police Department. The office adjacent to Town Hall has been remodeled to suit law enforcement needs, said Police Chief Danny Albert Brock. After the store closed...