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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Reading Kick Off

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Dr. Mary Ellis Gibson speaks about the culture and history of Southern cooking during the kick-off event for Wayne County Reads held at Goldsboro High School Monday night. Dr. Gibson is a professor at UNC-Greensboro. For more...

Warrick will run to keep his seat

A second member of the Goldsboro City Council has announced his intention to run for re-election this November. Jackie Warrick, a retired Goldsboro police chief who has represented District 6 for the past four years, said Monday he wants to...

Blaze hits city family's house

Fire raced through a home on Dollard Town Road Monday forcing two adults and three children to escape in the wee hours of the morning. Joe Spruill and his family were in the home at 190 Dollard Town Road when...

A novel, cooking take on southern attitude

Southerners take their eating -- and their stories -- seriously, an area professor told audience members at the 2007 kickoff for the Wayne County Reads selection. Dr. Mary Ellis Gibson, director of women's and gener studies and a professor of...

Local lawmakers receive assignments

With more than 150 pieces of legislation already introduced in the state House, members finally got their committee assignments Monday, but, Rep. Louis Pate, R-Wayne County, said, they probably won't actually begin going through those bills until later this week...

Candles honor 554 victims of child abuse

Flickering flames from more than 500 candles reminded those who gathered at a candlelight vigil Monday of the children whose lives have been touched by abuse or neglect last year. Six tall candles with large blue ribbons tied around them...

Outlaw named Maury prison superintendent

MAURY -- The state Department of Correction has named Travis Outlaw the new superintendent at Eastern Correctional Institution. He succeeds Carla O'Konek Smith, who has retired. The medium-custody facility houses more than 400 male inmates and has some 300 staff...

Talent show Saturday

Wayne County employees are putting on a talent show, "Wayne County's Got Talent," to raise money for the Relay for Life. The show will be held Saturday night at the Wayne Center. Tickets are $10. For information about the event,...

Woman charged in robbery

A Goldsboro woman faces charges for allegedly robbing a 69-year-old man in his home late last month. Melissa Irene Odom, 33, Spring Branch Road, was arrested Monday on one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon, Wayne County sheriff's Detective...

Public record

Investigations Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *Haywood William Outlaw reported Saturday that someone shot out the front windows of his home in the 200 block of Sydney Drive. Damage was set at $500. *Brenda Carol Davis reported...

GOP plans precinct meetings

The Wayne County Republican Party is holding precinct meetings this month. Below are listed the meetings for the remainder of the month. Anyone who missed their precinct meeting is invited to attend the Feb 26. meeting at 7 p.m. All...