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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Residents protest new location suggestion

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Wayne County resident Barrett Parker speaks to members of the Goldsboro City Council regarding a zoning request from Wayne County that, if approved, would allow for construction of an animal shelter on the east side of Clingman...

Alston pleads guilty in shooting

Tim Alston never had the chance to tell his friend and classmate how much he meant to him and that he was sorry he played a hand in his death. So, he stood up at the defense table Monday, turned...

Experts will eye Legg's fitness

The trial of a former hospital administrator turned drifter accused of killing a store owner's son-in-law during a robbery in May 2003 in Seven Springs has been delayed until the court decides if he is mentally fit to stand trial....

Concerns continue over location for new animal shelter

Some said it would create traffic woes that would make the streets less safe for children at play. Others were more concerned with the potential sights and smells. Several residents addressed Goldsboro City Council members Monday evening, speaking in opposition...

Jones proposes changes to No Child Left Behind Act

Since its introduction in 2001, the federal No Child Left Behind Act has weighed heavily on the minds of local school officials. Its rigorous requirements for grade-level proficiency and academic growth have tested local officials. But legislation was introduced in...

Faith-based groups set date for multi-county anti-gang gathering

School and law enforcement officials tell Smart Choices for Youth Director Daryl Woodard the youth gang problem is getting worse. Teens are facing increasing peer pressure to join gangs, they say. "Everybody wants to belong to something, and gangs offer...

Public record

Investigations Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *Louise Uzzell reported Friday that someone broke into her home in the 5200 block of U.S. 70 East and stole a washing machine, dryer, dresser, kitchen set and other items, all...

Wilson-born composer featured in concert

WILSON -- "Songs of Innocence and Experience," will be the featured work at a spring concert Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the ProMusic Conservatory at 105 W. Nash Street in downtown Wilson. Performed by the ProMusic Choristers, the...

Student brough knife to school

A second-grader at Brogden Primary School reportedly brought a kitchen knife to school, prompting an investigation and disciplinary action by authorities. Ken Derksen, public information officer with Wayne County Public Schools, confirmed that the child showed the knife to another...

Lunch Menu for Wayne County Public Schools, March 26-30

Monday LENT-- Breakfast: sausage biscuit, Lunch: stuffed crust cheese pizza, baked corn dog, green beans, field peas, chilled applesauce, orange, garden salad. Tuesday -- Breakfast: honey bun, Lunch: lasagna w/meat sauce and bread stick, chicken salad on lettuce w/crackers, steamed...