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Thursday, August 24, 2006

It will be her first day, too

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Haley Broggie, left, a fourth-grade student at the Fremont Stars Elementary School talks with Fremont Elementary's new principal Beverly Smith, far right. Haley's mother Vanessa Brooks, and stepfather Jeff Brooks brought Haley to the school's open house...

Suspect charged in double murder

Goldsboro police officers have charged a suspect with two counts of first degree murder and one count of attempted first degree murder in connection with Monday’s double homicide on Olivia Lane. Roderick Miles Davis Jr., 23, of Slaughter Street,...

School bells will ring tomorrow across county

First-day jitters should be at a minimum for students starting school Friday if this week's open houses are any indication. Parents and students alike echoed sentiments of teachers and staff who said the event served to better prepare everyone for...

Numbers up for fall enrollment at college

Student enrollment for the fall semester at Wayne Community College is up by 100 students, officials said Monday, the first day of classes. By the end of campus registration on Friday, there were 3,149 students enrolled for college credit classes....

Eureka gets ready for new sewer project plan

EUREKA -- State officials told members of the Eureka Town Board this week that they should abandon their existing sewer system and install a new system to carry solid waste. The state Clean Water Management Trust Fund awarded the town...

Task force sets sights on cases of domestic violence

Wayne County is forming a task force to better help local victims of violence at the hands of a spouse. At an organizational meeting recently at the courthouse, several organizations gathered to discuss domestic violence in Wayne County. Those participating...

Town officials will weigh mobile home exceptions

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive officials are trying to find a way accommodate those who suffer hardship because of the moratorium on double-wide mobile homes. Single and double-wide mobile homes are not allowed in the city or its extraterritorial jurisdiction...

Final jam of downtown season today

The final concert of the summer Downtown Jam series sponsored by the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. will be held this evening, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The show will feature The Embers, one of North Carolina's best known bands...

Prenatal education classes to be offered

The Partnership for Children of Wayne County will offer a series of prenatal education classes for expecting parents beginning Tuesday, September 5th. The "Growing Pains" series will be conducted by trained professionals and will include information on prenatal nutrition, labor,...

College seeks volunteers for literacy classes

Tutors are needed for adults in the literacy program at Wayne Community College. Orientation and training sessions will be held next month for volunteers to work with adults in literacy and life skills. Completion of all four sessions certifies volunteers...

City school bus schedules

GOLDSBORO HIGH SCHOOL grades 9-12 Pick-up time beginning at 6:55 a.m. 1713 E Maple St 251 E Beech St & N Best St 251 N Best St & E Palm St 251 N Claiborne St & Rose St 251 214...

Public records

Investigations Goldsboro police are investigating these reports: *Courtney Pigford, 20, Fairview Circle, told police that she had an argument with the father of her child. When she attempted to get into a vehicle, the man struck her in the face...

Movie auditions Saturday

Auditions for the independent film "Heart Break Road" will be held Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at 116 E. Walnut St. The film is written and will be directed by Goldsboro native Tamario Dixon. Candidates for roles are...

Mount Olive College hires recruiters

MOUNT OLIVE - Two recent graduates of Mount Olive College have joined the school as admissions representatives. Brad Evans of Grifton and Kevin Daniels of Goldsboro will be responsible for all aspects of the admission recruitment cycle within an assigned...

Cotton growers meeting September 6 in Rocky Mount

The Carolinas Cotton Growers Cooperative, the second oldest marketing cooperative in the United States, will hold its 84th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the Nash Community College Business & Industry Center at 422 North Old Carriage Road in...

City Council condemns two houses; neighbors oppose rezoning

The Goldsboro City council held six public hearings at its meeting this week and approved two of three building condemnations recommended by the Building Inspections Department. Council members also discussions on a formal bid request for the purchase of a...