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Monday, January 8, 2007

Weather change coming?

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Keith Faison, assistant principal at Carver Elementary School in Mount Olive, helps students arriving at school this morning as wind and rain got the week off to a dreary start. Skies were expected to clear by tonight,...

County close to picking location for new shelter

Wayne County officials could announce the location of a new animal shelter as soon as next week, county Manager Lee Smith said. The county's Buildings and Grounds Department has been working with contractor Walter Vick and LSV Partnership Architects over...

Breakfast will mark holiday for Dr. MLK Jr.

The City of Goldsboro and Wayne County will be host to the 19th annual observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a breakfast program Monday, Jan. 15. The breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. at the Goldsboro-Raleigh...

Man will face rape charges in assault

DUDLEY -- A Raleigh man faces charges after he allegedly beat, strangled and raped his girlfriend at her home in the 600 block of Pecan Road early Sunday morning. Kenneth D. Upchurch, 31, of Crystal Lake Road, was charged with...

Commissioners, school board discuss use of $1M extra funds

When the Duplin County Board of Commissioners gave the county school system one million unrestricted dollars out of its fund balance in October, it did so in response to superintendent Dr. Wiley Doby's plea for help in meeting several areas...

MOC professors make second trip to help victims of Hurricane Katrina

MOUNT OLIVE -- Traveling to New Orleans to help victims of Hurricane Katrina last month proved to be an eye-opener for Greg and Tyanna Day, religion professors at Mount Olive College. While the campus minister and his wife had already...

She made it to next round in TV contest

Madeline Edwards, 11, of Goldsboro, advanced to the final round of competition in CBS TV's "Living Room .... Live! Kids" today, easily defeating her two opponents with more than 42 percent of the online votes cast. The 11-year-old classical singer...

Studio: Movie delay a business decision; 'Dreamgirls' will open here Friday

Moviegoers upset that they could not see a Hollywood blockbuster on Christmas Day will not have much longer to wait. "Dreamgirls" will open Friday in Wayne County. The delay, studio executives say, was a business decision -- not a local...

Correction

In Sunday's story on a Duplin County waste site near Calypso, the speaker of the quote "We want it. We need it," was misidentified as Jimmy Dixon. The statement was made by Dennis Ward....

Public records

Investigations Goldsboro police are investigating these reports: *Robert L. Swinson Jr. reported someone broke into a vacant home he owned in the 600 block of East Spruce Street and set it on fire. The Goldsboro Fire Department is investigating the...