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Friday, May 12, 2006

Taking home their diplomas - WCC graduation

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Wayne Community College recognized its GED and adult high school diploma graduates during ceremonies at the college's Moffat Auditorium Thursday. For more information see A goal achieved: Graduates turn tassels....

Counties add to plans for U.S. 70

Officials from counties and municipalities throughout eastern North Carolina agreed Thursday afternoon that the long-term future of a U.S. 70 corridor lies in the creation of bypasses and interchanges similar to a freeway. Representatives from Lenoir, Craven, Carteret, Jones and...

Officials ready for flu, just in case

A local group formed to prepare for the possibility of a pandemic flu situation is determined to educate the public and to create a readiness response plan. A pandemic is a disease outbreak that spreads quickly around the world. In...

A goal achieved: Graduates turn tassels

Wayne Community College presented 288 students with their General Education Development degrees and 95 high school graduates with their diplomas Thursday night during ceremonies in Moffatt Auditorium. Tonight at 6:30, the college will confer 480 associate degrees, diplomas and certificates...

Duplin struggles with budget

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Commissioners will try again Monday to come up with a budget that does not call for increasing the county's tax rate or dip too deeply into the county's reserves. The commissioners met Thursday in a work...

Gas price roller coaster not affecting patrols

Wayne County law enforcement, emergency and fire officials are keeping a wary eye on the price of gas, but they are not cutting back on services, and for now they say it is pretty much business as usual. Goldsboro police...

Firefighters learn how to handle F-15 crash

KINSTON -- Imagine an F-15E Strike Eagle is forced to make an emergency landing outside county lines -- or worse yet, one loses control and crashes. Who would take care of the safety of the surrounding community, crew and jet?...

It will be jazzy today on George

Blankets, lawn chairs and plenty of jazz -- all under the stars. The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. will host Jazz on George tonight, a new music event inspired by an interest from local residents in bringing fresh sounds to the...

Two WCC students honored for academics

Two Wayne Community College students have been honored for their academic success and demonstrated leadership ability. Tessa Brannon and Rebecca Mooney were selected for recognition at the N.C. Community College system's eighth annual Academic Excellence Awards Luncheon held recently in...

Two named to All-State Orchestra

Two area violin students were selected to be part of the eastern region Junior High All-State Orchestra. It was the third time that Claire Peterson and Andy Wagner, students of Krista Cala, received the honor. Miss Peterson, an eighth-grade student...

Teen historian wins award

Sydney Moye Briley won first place in the literary contest, secondary division statewide at the Tar Heel Junior Historian Contest the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. She also won the state genealogy award. Her genealogy books will be...

Public records

Man sentenced to three years A 43-year-old man has been sentenced to almost three years in prison after pleading guilty to common-law robbery, a holdup without the use of a weapon. Bruce Wiggins, who had addresses on Fussell Street in...

Mail carriers food drive Saturday

Local mail carriers are hoping to collect 21,000 pounds of non-perishable food to benefit seven local charities and food banks in Wayne County this month. The occasion is the National Association of Letter Carriers' annual food drive. On Saturday, more...

Electronic Recycling Day Saturday

Keep Wayne County Beautiful's annual electronic recycling day will be held Saturday in the parking lot of Sam's Club. Accepted items will include PCs, printers, keyboards, scanners, mouses, monitors, circuit boards, hard drives, telephones, cell phones, answering machines, pagers, typewriters,...