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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Local high school blood drives

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Sharon Boynton, center, readies David Lewis' arm for a blood donation as he talks to Rebecca Green during the Rosewood High School blood drive. For more information see High school students take active role in blood drives....

City is targeting litter

Litter bugs beware. The city is soliciting thousands of eyes to crack down on trash. Goldsboro’s General Services Department has activated a litter hotline that empowers residents to take an active role in cleaning up the city by phoning...

High school students take active role in blood drives

Wayne County's high school students are doing more than just talking about serving their community. They are taking an active role in helping the American Red Cross save lives. The schools hold two blood drives a year, said Samia Garner,...

Parachute team will join show lineup

Specialist Ryan Ray remembers the first time he jumped out of an airplane -- watching the tailgate come down, stepping on its edge, becoming one with the sky. Now, every jump is a new mission. Heads up -- Seymour Johnson...

Committee wraps up Daffodil Festival plans

FREMONT -- Community leaders will be honored Saturday during the 20th annual Daffodil Festival with a memorial monument in Fremont's Daffodil Park. The names of several people, including husband-and-wife couples, will be engraved on the monument. The monument will be...

Mount Olive airport runway gets another look

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive Municipal Airport Committee considered ways to extend the airport's runway to 5,000 feet at its monthly meeting Wednesday. The existing paved runway is 4,250.65 feet in length. The committee decided to postpone runway extension...

Jail fire forces evacuation

Wayne County Jail inmates set a trash can on fire on the fifth floor before dawn today, forcing the evacuation of the entire floor of about 45 to 50 inmates, Sheriff Carey Winders said. "Somehow someone set a trash can...

Public records

Customers foil robbery at store EUREKA -- Two customers fought with three men who tried to rob a convenience store Wednesday night in Eureka, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. Gunshots were fired during the struggle, but no...

WCC student receives national honor

Debra Curl, a student at Wayne Community College, has been included in the 29th annual edition of The National Dean's List 2005/2006. The list recognizes gifted students selected by their educational institutions. Only one-half of 1 percent of all U.S....

School Street student wins art contest for 'Relay for Life'

A School Street Elementary School student has won the Relay for Life "Kids Walk" art contest. Third grader Tyesha Campbell will have her design printed on t-shirts that will be worn by "Kids Walk" participants. Miss Campbell's drawing has five...

Norwayne students win 'Battle of the Books'

Norwayne Middle School students will represent Wayne County at the regional Battle of the Books competition after winning the countywide competition held last week at Dillard Middle School. Other top teams that qualified for the regional middle school event will...

Count Basie Orchestra to perform at GHS

The Arts Council of Wayne County and the award-winning Charles B. Aycock Jazz Ensemble will co-sponsor a live concert by the Count Basie Orchestra next month. The concert begins at 8 p.m. on April 6 in the Goldsboro High School...