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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Glenwood Burden broke color barrier at GHS

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Glenwood Burden, now 60, talks about his experiences as the first black student to attend Goldsboro High School and being a part of the Class of 1964. For more information see His historic first day — as...

Downtown master plan revealed

There used to be a park running down the middle of Center Street -- a finely cut lawn lined with tall trees, bushes and flowers. Urban designer Allison Platt told residents Tuesday that if her downtown master plan is approved...

His historic first day

He could have been anybody’s 15-year-old child walking up the steps on the first day of high school. He wasn’t particularly large for his age. In fact, he probably even appeared frail as he made his way through the...

Officers catch 10 on drug charges

Members of the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad collared 10 people during two raids conducted this month in response to numerous citizen complaints. Agents raided 209 E. Elm St. Tuesday and found unspecified quantities of crack cocaine and ecstasy and four...

Fire damages apartments at housing project

Two families were forced to evacuate after fire sparked from faulty wiring damaged two adjacent apartments on Edgerton Street Tuesday. More than 13 firefighters in six fire trucks raced to the homes at about 3 p.m. to snuff out the...

State eyes success at local school

One local school's success has captured the attention of state officials, prompting a visit this week from the state's Department of Public Instruction. Tommy's Road Elementary School, which has about a 50-50 ratio of white to minority students, has maintained...

Roadwork not cause of crash at crossover

A safe movement violation, not nearby construction, was the cause of a three-car accident Tuesday morning at U.S. 70 East and the entrance to the Village of Walnut Creek, according to the Highway Patrol report. Trooper Frankie Davis said Wilbur...

Juveniles try to start gas line explosion at church

DUDLEY -- Two juveniles' attempt to set off a gas explosion at Brogden United Methodist Church on U.S. 117 South ended with a snap, and a fizzle, but not quite the pop they were looking for. Wayne County sheriff's officials...

'Egypt' to be shown Sunday at library

The film version of "Walking Across Egypt" will again be shown free to the public at the Wayne County Public Library on Ash Street. The film was shown Feb. 18, but popular demand prompted organizers to give the community another...

Public record

Crime of the Week Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office are seeking information about a home break-in that occurred in the 700 block of Mills Road, Mount Olive between 7:20 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Feb. 21....

Goldsboro Rifles subject of speaker

Local historian Stacey Jones will discuss the Goldsboro Rifles militia in the aftermath of the Civil War on Thursday night at a meeting of Camp 760 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m....