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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

See and Say, teachers learn new language

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Kristy Fung, a second-grader at Tommy's Road Elementary School, reads to Yanet Cast, an English-as-a-Second-Language teacher at the school. For more information see Breaking down barriers....

Council prepares for annual meeting

Goldsboro City Council members will travel to New Bern at the end of the month for their annual retreat. The three-day event will give council members a chance to set goals and priorities for the coming year and look, also,...

Breaking down barriers

The number of Chinese-speaking students in Wayne County Public Schools has virtually doubled over the past year, prompting some teachers to study the language to better communicate with their families. Hope Meyerhoeffer, director of the English-as-a-Second-Language programs for the school...

Vandals hit local family's cemetery

Gene Cox and his in-laws were devastated when they learned a group of teens allegedly trashed a century-old family cemetery on Dobbersville Road around Thanksgiving leaving more than $1,500 in damage. Cox doesn't know what would provoke a stranger to...

Date for 2007 Relay for Life; teams prepare for successful year

Wayne County residents are already gearing up for this year's Relay for Life. The Wayne County Unit of the American Cancer Society has scheduled the event for May 18-19 at Wayne Community College. Last year's Relay raised $636,000, co-chairman Terry...

College gets videoconferencing grant

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College has received a grant for $61,494 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The grant will be used for distance learning classroom technology and acquisition of instructional programming to serve rural medical professionals...

Esther's Refuge helping women rebuild lives after serving time

Wanda Register found out there's life after prison, and now she is helping other women at a group home she has named Esther's Refuge. Register spent 30 days in a women's prison in Raleigh after violating probation following a drunken...

Public Record

Investigations Goldsboro police are investigating these reports: *Investigator Dale Foster of the Goldsboro Police Department Criminal Investigation Division arrested a 13-year-old juvenile for allegedly breaking into several properties in the 1300 block of South Harding Drive between November and January....