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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Copper Chopper

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Eric Parsons shows off his new copper-colored Big Hog Ridgeback Chopper, which he won in a national contest. For more information see Dream of road gets its wheels....

Driver has been released from jail

A Guatemalan national who pleaded guilty to driving into two Greenwood Middle School students has been released from jail but is under electronic house arrest, authorities said today. Wilder Fildemar Mejia Alvarado was released from the Wayne County Jail on...

Medicaid, lottery among concerns for local leaders

Eastern North Carolina legislators met with Wayne County and Goldsboro officials Monday morning to discuss everything from state lottery money and new rules for stormwater runoff to how to pay for health care. The meeting is an annual gathering during...

Wayne County clinic part of breast cancer drug trial

Initial results are in from one of the largest breast cancer prevention studies ever done, with local health officials hopeful that women will take advantage of having a second drug option. Southeastern Medical Oncology was one of more than...

City residents speak against building plans

More than 20 Goldsboro residents spoke in opposition of a plan to rezone and develop office buildings near their subdivision on the west side of Wayne Memorial Drive between New Hope Road and Tommy's Road during a public hearing at...

Citizens tell Duplin to spend more on schools

KENANSVILLE -- More than 250 teachers, parents and school administrators filled the auditorium at Duplin Commons on Monday afternoon to let county commissioners know they don't believe the county is spending enough money on education. The afternoon session of the...

Dream of road gets its wheels

Eric Parsons always dreamed of having his own motorcycle, but he never really thought he would. That is, until he entered the Copper Chopper Sweepstakes and brought home one of 25 Big Dog Ridgeback choppers. But just as he was...

Public records

Three charged in check scheme Three people were arrested Monday by Goldsboro police and charged with felony offenses in connection with a forged check scheme. *Tony Foster Patrick, 32, of Central Heights Road was charged with forgery, uttering and attempt...

Missing

The Sampson County Sheriff''s Office is investigating the disappearance of Delbert Mooring, who walked away from a rest home in the Ivanhoe Community of Sampson County on April 6. Mooring voluntarily left the facility, however he has a mental condition...

School menus

Following are menus for Wayne County Public Schools for the week of April 24-28: Monday -- Breakfast: Strawberry Pop Tart. Lunch: Sausage pizza, Salisbury steak with rice , gravy and whole wheat roll, corn nibblets, garden peas, chilled mixed fruit,...

Battle of Whitehall re-enactment set for Seven Springs festival

SEVEN SPRINGS -- A re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Whitehall will be held June 10 when the town of Seven Springs celebrates its Old Timey Days festival. More than a century ago, Seven Springs was known as Whitehall....