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Monday, March 12, 2007

Crowded conditions

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Crowded conditions for employees and customers at the county’s departments of Social Services and Health are forcing county officials to consider either a new complex to house both — and the Services on Aging — or extensive...

Marriage bill will get look this session

Already the protests both for and against it have begun, but state Sen. Fred Smith, R-Johnston, said that there's one thing people need to keep in mind when discussing the Defense of Marriage bill introduced last month in the Senate....

Man will face jury in Dudley murder

The suspect who fatally shot a Dudley man causing him to plow into a fire hydrant with his car in March 2006 will have to stand trial, a grand jury decided this month. William Earl Bandy Jr., 25, of Alabama...

County to talk about options for facilities

Several legislative issues will be on the agenda for discussion when the Wayne County Board of Commissioners meets in special session Wednesday afternoon. The meeting, which will be held at 12:15 p.m. in the commissioners' meeting room on the fourth...

Departments say they serve too many in too little space

Some of the problems facing the Wayne County Office Building, which houses the departments of Health and Social Services, are apparent even before walking through the front door. Many of the building's windows are protected by metal bars because of...

Groups take aim at crime

When cars started to drive up to a home on Green Street in Fremont at all hours of the day and night, Jenny and Dan Blanchard grew curious. But instead of dismissing the activity, the Blanchards decided to report the...

Goldsboro High Key Club makes trip to meet judge, state officials

Amelia Bedelia, a popular children's book character, appeared in the doorway of Vickie Tillman's third-grade class at Carver Elementary. Posing as a substitute teacher, she took her job seriously, as well as literally. When it came time to call the...

Two killed by train in Smithfield

Two Smithfield men died after a train struck them Saturday night, according to a report by the Smithfield Police Department. Carlos Dubose, 35, and Larry Allen, 34, were standing side by side on the cross ties along the east side...

Novelist to speak at WCC

Jeri Fitzgerald Board, a Johnston County native and author of the historical novel "The Bed She Was Born In," which includes Goldsboro's Gertrude Weil as a character, is scheduled to speak at two Wayne Community College events on March 22....

Mental Health Association seeking members

The Mental Health Association in Wayne County is in the midst of its annual membership campaign to help raise funds and promote and advocate for mental health wellness and recovery. Mental health affects everyone, says Amy Roux, executive director of...