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Friday, March 24, 2006

Wayne County's Dr. Taylor honored

News-Argus/Phyllis Moore Dr. Steven Taylor, superintendent of Wayne County Public Schools, gives his acceptance speech after being named 2006 State Superintendent of the Year during the awards banquet of the North Carolina Association of Educators in Winston-Salem Thursday night....

SJAFB pilot helps capture Iraqi insurgents

An airman with Seymour Johnson's 4th Fighter Wing was among aircrews that helped apprehend three suspected insurgents accused of mortaring Balad Air Base, Iraq, last week, Air Force officials said today. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base public affairs officer Capt....

Armed robbers hit local grocery

Three armed, black men robbed a convenience store Thursday night, escaping with about $2,524, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. The men entered Stoney Creek Church Grocery at 2043 N.C. 111 North at about 6:15 p.m., brandished handguns...

Teachers' organization picks Taylor as top superintendent

WINSTON-SALEM -- Dr. Steven Taylor, superintendent of Wayne County Public Schools, was named 2006 State Superintendent of the Year Thursday night during award ceremonies at the 36th annual North Carolina Association of Educators' convention. Taylor said he had prepared a...

City will meet with residents

City officials will take to the streets again this spring, as a new wave of neighborhood meetings has been scheduled to begin in April. City Manager Joe Huffman said the meetings will follow a script similar to the ones held...

Students pick up hammers for Habitat

When Lorri Ingram moves into her Habitat for Humanity home on Stevens Street, it will be known as the house that college students built. Naomi Dreyer and Simone Martell are heading up a work crew from Goucher College's Habitat for...

Public records

Parole granted A man convicted of four counts of armed robbery and sentenced to life will be paroled after almost 30 years in prison, the N.C. Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission has announced. Leroy Thomas, now 55, was convicted Oct....

Rabies clinics to be held Saturday

People that missed the chance to get their pet a rabies vaccination last week have another chance Saturday to get one for $5. The Wayne County Rabies Clinic is sponsored by the county's Animal Control Department. The owner of dog...

'Kids on Guard' held at armory

Saturday was a special day at the National Guard Amory in Goldsboro. Children of Guardsmen were able to participate in events that showed them what their parents did in service for their country. The event was called "Kids on Guard."...

Criminal Justice Day held at Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- More than 150 people attended the first Criminal Justice Day held at Mount Olive College on Thursday. The event was sponsored by the Criminal Justice Department at the school, which offers degrees in criminal justice. Officers from...

Garriss appointed to Duplin elections board

Ray Garriss was sworn in to the Duplin County Board of Elections Thursday at the board's monthly meeting. Garriss, 58, replaces Harold Raynor, who resigned to run for county commissioner. Garriss was nominated to the seat by the North Carolina...

County votes to continue blood alcohol testing

Wayne County law enforcement officers will continue to be able to demand an alternate test should a suspected drunken driver refuse to use a Breathalyzer. The Wayne County Commission voted this week to continue the county blood specimen program for...