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Monday, May 1, 2006

National Boycott Day - Immigrants show impact

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber A sign on the door of El Corral informs any Spanish-speaking customer that El Corral will be "closed" today. Many Hispanics are participating in demonstrations across the country today to show the impact immigrants have on the...

Still no sign of consultant's report

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education are still waiting for a school facility report that is a month overdue. Wayne County Manager Lee Smith said Evergreen Solutions representatives told him last week the report was near...

Man dies after ATV accident

The operator of a four-wheeler was killed Saturday night in an accident at Busco Beach, the Highway Patrol said today. The victim was identified as 20-year-old Mark Conrad Haugen II of Richlands. State Trooper R.T. Edwards said the four-wheeler had...

Plants, schools handle fallout from protest

Local businesses and county schools are dealing with the effects today of a national boycott organized to show how much immigrants contribute to the American economy. The impact is already being felt on construction sites, in local classrooms and on...

Driver keeps date in court

A Guatemalan national who pleaded guilty to driving into two Greenwood Middle School students in November as they walked to school made an appearance in Wayne County Superior Court today. Wilder Fidelmar Mejia Alvarado of Bennett's Bridge Road, Mount Olive,...

County ready to take to polls for primary

More than 960 voters turned out for one-stop early voting in Wayne County and the county's Board of Elections officials are preparing for even greater numbers when the polls open for the primary election tomorrow. "From what I'm hearing, some...

Carteret joins push for U.S. 70 corridor

Carteret County is the newest member of the commission working to build a highway corridor from Clayton to Morehead City. All but one of the counties had to be a part of the U.S. 70 Corridor Commission before Carteret County...

Public records

Shooting charge A 30-year-old Goldsboro man was arrested Saturday by Goldsboro police and charged with shooting another man outside of a grocery store. Renell Lamar Wooten of Peachtree Street was accused of shooting Quaashon Phillips on March 30 outside of...

Opinion - Painless executions

Thousands of dollars in legal fees and court time were spent recently on the issue of whether a convicted murderer's execution could be administered painlessly. Willie Brown was convicted of kidnapping and killing convenience store clerk Vallerie Robertson Dixon almost...

MOC students honored at leadership conference

MOUNT OLIVE -- Five Mount Olive College students recently received awards at the State Leadership Conference Competition of the North Carolina State Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda. First and second place winners will represent the State Phi Beta Lambda Chapter...