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Thursday, March 1, 2007

Spring is Right Around the Corner

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Lisa Hewes, the owner and operator of Long's Plant Farm on Long's Plant Farm Road, waters plants and flowers in one of the business's greenhouses early today. With spring on the way and temperatures beginning to moderate,...

MOC's Byrd will resign as president

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College will begin searching for a new president next year as college president Dr. J. William Byrd moves into the role of chancellor. At its recent board of trustees retreat in New Bern last weekend,...

Biodiesel plant not coming to Wayne

After four years of waiting, Mount Olive's hopes for a large biodiesel facility were dashed Wednesday when Atlantic BioEnergy announced through the Wayne County Develop-ment Alliance that it would not be building a processing plant in the Mount Olive Industrial...

Measure gives new look at N.C. graduates

Sixty-one percent of first-time high school ninth-graders in 2002-03 graduated from Wayne County Public Schools in four years or less, slightly below the statewide rate of 68 percent, according to a report presented to the State Board of Education on...

Witnesses testify in rape case of 83-year-old

Accused rapist Larry J. Atkins sat silently in his chair Wednesday as a nurse told jurors about evidence collected from an 83-year-old woman he is charged with raping. Iris Mallard, a registered nurse, at Wayne Memorial Hospital, is just one...

Pabst honored as top Junior Civilian at SJAFB

Bradley Pabst was not always a civilian -- during his four-year stint in the Air Force, he was stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, working in the calibration lab on weapons systems and other equipment. When he decided to...

Local Habitat for Humanity will receive $25,000 grant

The Goldsboro-Wayne Habitat for Humanity will receive a $25,000 grant for engaging support from churches to build homes for low-income families.. Habitat has already built several houses with money and volunteer help from area churches, development and communications director Sherry...

Graham Street raid yields 25 pounds of marijuana

Agents of the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad seized more than 25 pounds of marijuana from a home on Graham Street Wednesday and added one more to the list of alleged drug dealers charged this week. The squad raided a home...

Eastpointe director seeks approval of proposal for mobile crisis unit

Eastpointe Director Ken Jones will send a plan today to the state Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse services that calls for the creation of a 24-hour mobile crisis team. Eastpointe manages care for people in Wayne,...

Duplin kindergarten sign-ups March 16

Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration for the Duplin County Schools will be held Friday, March 16. Registration will be held at each elementary school in the county, beginning at 8:30 a.m. To enroll, students must be 5 years old on or...

City water switches to chlorine

Goldsboro residents might notice a different taste to their water for the next few days, but officials said there is no reason to be alarmed. Due to a state requirement, all water systems feeding chloramine disinfectant are required to switch...