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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Flags donated to Wayne County schools

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Cole Reid, left, says The Pledge of Allegiance this morning with the rest of his classmates in Kristine Harris’ classroom as members of the Eastern Wayne Elementary School student council including Casey Young, Caleb Parker and Jose...

Zoning shift could make way for new shelter site

Although Wayne County has not yet decided on a location for a new animal shelter, officials will have more options if the new building is placed on county-owned land. The Wayne County Planning Board unanimously voted Tuesday night to allow...

Classrooms will get new flags

Chances are your child pledged his or her allegiance to a piece of paper posted on a classroom wall this morning. Most of Wayne County's 1,200 classrooms don't have a real American flag. But Tuesday, members of the Military Order...

Officers hunt for mystery explosion

Law enforcement and fire department officials are still trying to explain the cause of an explosion last night near the 2800 block of Nahunta Road. Emergency dispatchers received a call at about 9 p.m., with several residents calling to say...

More than 200 honored for work with seniors, children

O'Berry Center had decked its halls with boughs of holly, as well as Christmas trees and hundreds of snowflakes, just in time for WAGES' annual recognition luncheon for those involved with the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs. The 200...

Defendant sentenced to life without parole

The trial of a Duplin County man accused of the 2005 shooting of Rose Hill police Officer Mitchell Anderson finally ended Tuesday with defendant Tyrone David Williams being sentenced to life without parole. He was convicted of assault with a...

Detention officer mixes duty with compassion

When Wayne County Detention Officer Barbara Cook offers a kind word, shoulder or a Bible to an inmate struggling with bouts of depression, she doesn't think she is doing anything special. She's only doing what she envisions anyone in her...

Music chairman earns honors

Dr. Alan Armstrong, chairman of the Mount Olive College Music Department has moved up in the world of bagpiping. Earlier this month, at the meeting of the Executive Council of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association in Alexandria, Va....

Wallace doctor named Family Physician of Year

WALLACE -- Dr. Mott P. Blair IV of Wallace has been named the state Family Physician of the Year by the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Blair is a graduate of the Brody School of Medicine at East...

Public records

Investigations Goldsboro Police Department is investigating these reports: *Michael Jerome Reid reported someone spray painted gang symbols and other words along the side of his black semi-truck. The incident occurred sometime between 5 p.m. Sunday and 5:30 a.m. Monday at...

PETA asks county to ban exotic animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has sent a letter to the Wayne County Commissioners urging them to ban the private possession of exotic animals. The letter is in response the reported escape of a captive female Japanese snow...

Bridge battlefield dedication to be Sunday at 2 p.m.

DUDLEY -- A dedication ceremony will be held this weekend at the site of the Civil War Battle of Goldsborough Bridge. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the site of the battle on Old Mount Olive Highway...