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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Cherry Hospital

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Now that Gov. Mike Easley has signed the $145.5 million allocation for a new Cherry Hospital, officials said they are uncertain about what will happen to the existing facility. Sen. John Kerr III, D-Wayne, said he hopes...

$145.5M approved for Cherry Hospital

Gov. Mike Easley's signature made it official Tuesday -- a new, $145.5 million Cherry Hospital is coming to Wayne County. The "long shot" bill that N.C. Sen. John Kerr III, D-Wayne, and co-sponsor Sen. Martin Nesbit Jr., D-Buncombe, introduced at...

Greenwood driver slated for deportation

Wilder Fidelmar Mejia Alvarado, whose sport utility vehicle struck and critically injured two eighth-grade students last fall as they crossed East Ash Street on their way to school, is being deported to his native Guatemala, probation officials say. "You can...

District 10 race decision goes back to Kinston

RALEIGH -- State Rep. Stephen LaRoque and Willie Ray Starling will have to wait another month before the state Board of Elections makes a decision about who will be the Republican candidate in the District 10 race in November. State...

Commission weighs franchise agreement

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners hopes to approve a cable television franchise agreement with Cebridge Acquisition within the next month, before state legislation takes away their power to issue the agreements. During the board's meeting on Tuesday, the commissioners...

Charges filed in beauty shop robbery

A Dudley man accused of taking part in last weekend's armed robbery of a supermarket in Mar Mac now has been implicated in the armed holdup of a beauty shop. Nevon Rashon Carter, 19, of Genoa Road, has been charged...

Goldsboro native on Chapel Hill school board

The newest member of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board is a Goldsboro native. Annetta Streater will complete a recently-vacated term that expires in 2007. Ms. Streater, 42, is a graduate of Goldsboro High and holds two degrees from the University...

Princeton board rejects Johnston water proposal

PRINCETON -- The town of Princeton rejected a request from Johnston County to serve water customers just beyond the town limits. Johnston County had asked town officials to provide water to customers living along U.S. 70. The Princeton Town Board...

Public records

Marijuana plants found, destroyed A total of 191 marijuana plants were found Wednesday by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad, just north of Holland Hill Drive in the Rosewood area. The plants were discovered by officers on board the Sheriff's Office's...

MOC accepting applications for Heritage Plus program

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College at Mount Olive is accepting applications for the Heritage Plus program that will begin Aug. 21. The program is the latest in a series of curricula that the college has specifically designed for working...

Head Start signup on Tuesdays

WAGES Head Start and Early Head Start will take applications for enrollment the next two Tuesdays, July 18 and July 25, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Applications will be taken at all five locations -- Royall Ave....

Greene voters turn down mixed drinks

Greene County voters turned down a mixed-drink referendum Tuesday, with only one of the county's 10 voting precincts holding a majority for the measure. It was the third time in five years that a mixed-drink vote has failed in Greene....