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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

New mentoring program

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Sister to Sister members at Brogden Middle School, from left, Precious Lewis, Ensura Flowers and Tiffany Olliver, listen to a speaker during one of their recent meetings. For more information see Setting roadmaps for the future....

Parents will pick school dress codes

The Board of Education approved changes to the student dress code Monday night. Whether it passes at individual schools will be up to the parents. The "higher standard dress code" was presented to the board with revisions to counter problems...

Eastpointe board eyes new plans for services

Eastpointe's board of directors will outline the mental health cooperative's goals for future patient care when members vote on a proposed three-year strategic plan tonight. The state Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services is requiring regional...

Setting roadmaps for the future

Ensura Flowers shrugged off the notion of one day going to college. After all, she planned to drop out of school when she turned 16. So she often skipped classes or paid little attention when she went. Now, the eighth-grader...

Duplin schools ask for more money to stay even

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County school superintendent Dr. Wiley Doby and chief financial officer Carolyn Olivarez presented their plan for a $75.3 million 2007-08 budget to the county Board of Education last Monday. Of those desired funds, $12.3 million -- $1,369...

Public record

Copper theft Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating the theft of copper, valued at $5,000, and two copper wire reels, valued at $300, from Progress Energy's work yard on Old Smithfield Road....

Organizers say hunger walk a big success

Organizers of the 24th Annual Walk for Hunger called Sunday's event a success. Elaine Lamb, secretary-treasurer of United Church Ministries, which sponsors the fundraiser, said 214 people participated in the walk, which began and ended at Herman Park. People from...

Public school lunch menus

For the week of April 2-6 — Monday -- Breakfast: ham biscuit; Lunch: sausage pizza, sliced turkey w/ rice, gravy and whole wheat roll, lima beans, sweet potatoes, chilled applesauce, golden delicious apple, garden salad. Tuesday -- Breakfast: blueberry muffin;...

Lecture on geology, archaeology at MOC

MOUNT OLIVE -- Dr. Dan Gall, environmental science coordinator and associate professor of geology and archaeology at Mount Olive College, will lecture on "Isla Magdalena" on April 12 at 12:30 p.m. The title refers to fieldwork Gall did off the...

Elizabeth City State recruiters

The Office of Admissions at Elizabeth City State University will hold a recruitment session from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on April 10 at First African Baptist Church at 803 Harris Street. Applications will be accepted at that time. Students...