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Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Hay fire - surprise blaze closes highway

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Firefighters from Nahunta and Polly Watson fire districts work to contain a hay fire on top of a tractor trailer flatbed on N.C. 222 near N.C. 581 Monday. The fire broke out around 1:45 p.m. and caused...

New plan on tap for Goldsboro High in 2007

Is Goldsboro High School going to house a magnet school next year? While the word was never mentioned at Monday's school board meeting, officials said they plan to establish a science, technology, engineering and math "school within a school concept"...

Shirley Sims is picked to take chairman's job on school board

In an historical move Monday night, the Board of Education named its two minority women members to leadership roles. Shirley Sims will serve as board chairman for the upcoming year, with Thelma Smith named as vice chairman. Ms. Sims was...

Duplin approves grants for three companies

KENANSVILLE -- While economic development is most often thought of in terms of bringing in new business and industry, the Duplin County Board of Commissioners took a look inward Monday morning at several local companies. Two, Accu-Form Polymers Inc. and...

City man charged in string of thefts

Goldsboro police have stopped a man wanted in connection with a two-week crime spree. Danny Mack Coley, 49, of Palm Street, faces charges of five counts of common law robbery and one count of breaking and entering into a motor...

Public records

Stolen truck sought Goldsboro police are hunting for leads in a case in which thieves stole a flatbed truck and an antique automobile in October. Several unknown suspects broke into Bennett's Auto Salvage located at 1406 U.S. 117 South Oct....

Exceptional student forum to be held at Wesleyan college on Wednesday

Parents of exceptional children are invited to a free forum being held on the Goldsboro campus of North Carolina Wesleyan College on Wednesday. "Help Me, Please! A Child's Cry for Parent Advocacy" is the title of the program, which is...

MOC plans winter graduation ceremony for December 16

MOUNT OLIVE -- Nearly 400 students are expected to graduate from Mount Olive College during its 53rd fall commencement Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in Kornegay Arena. Dr. Murphy Osborne, a motivational speaker who has spent his career in higher...

JSCC firearms class for women

The Continuing Education Department at James Sprunt Commumity College will offet a basic class on firearms for women. Students are required to attend a session Dec. 12 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and a hands-on session Dec. 16 from...