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Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Arts response

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Alice Strickland, Arts Council of Wayne County executive director, is trying to keep "a positive voice of reason" in her mind when she thinks of the Goldsboro City Council's indecision on the Paramount Theater. Mrs. Strickland says...

Arts groups say all they want is place in county to perform

As discussions continue about the Paramount Theater, local art groups are waiting to see what will happen. The ideal, some say, would be to rebuild the Paramount. But, if that can't happen, having a performing arts center elsewhere in the...

For many, it's their home too

Felicia Mendoza thought first as a mother when she heard the story of the two Greenwood Middle School students who were hit by a Hispanic driver last November. Her concerns involved the two 13-year-old boys and their families. But that...

Fremont's new police chief was already at work in town

FREMONT -- Acting Police Chief Wayne Schwark was named Tuesday night as the new Fremont police chief, ending week-long deliberations by the town board. Mayor Devone Jones cast the tie-breaking vote after the board had split 3-3. The 45-year-old Schwark...

Goldsboro Middle School students given chance to learn online

Select students at Goldsboro Middle School will spend the next four weeks preparing for high school online courses. The Virtual High School, or VHS, exploration course is an enrichment opportunity for students interested in being challenged in such academic areas...

New Pikeville administrator taking over April 17

PIKEVILLE -- Pikeville's new administrator will begin work April 17. Robert Buchanan replaces Lonnie Graves, who had been the town's administrator since December 2002. Graves stepped down Jan. 27. Buchanan had been working in Guatemala City, Guatemala, as the vice...

Officials say no one was asked to resign post

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County officials are saying little about possible allegations against a county employee or potential problems with the delivery of emergency medical services in the county, despite a lengthy closed session earlier this week. The Duplin Board of...

Public records

4 hurt in wrecks Four people were injured and damages were estimated at $31,950 in five recent traffic collisions in Wayne County, officers reported. *A northbound driver was injured and damages were estimated at $8,000 in a two-car crash at...

Teacher job fair Saturday at GHS

Wayne County Public Schools' local recruitment effort will be held this weekend in the form of the annual teacher job fair. The event will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Goldsboro High School gymnasium....

Mount Olive puts teeth in junk car ordinance

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive Town commissioners adopted a new ordinance Monday allowing for the removal of abandoned, nuisance and junked vehicles. Mount Olive Code enforcement officer Danny Keel said the ordinance strengthens his ability to deal with the junked...

Hispanic health fair set

The Hispanic Development Center is hosting a health fair from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday at Herman Park. The fair will feature eye exams by the N.C. Lions Club and screenings by Goldsboro Spine Center and Goshen Medical Center....

Gifted students expo Thursday

Wayne County Public Schools will hold its annual Academically/Intellectually Gifted Program EXPO on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the administrative offices on Royall Avenue. The public is invited to attend. The EXPO will showcase the various services offered to students...

ECU med school ranked high

GREENVILLE ---The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University moved up this year among medical schools that emphasize primary care, according to the annual listing of the best professional schools by U.S. News & World Report magazine. ECU is...