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Monday, April 9, 2007

County battles big chill

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Ice covers a field of strawberries on U.S. 117 South Sunday morning in the Mar-Mac area. The sprinklers were used to form a coat of ice over the plants to protect them from the tempertures that dipped...

County farmers put strawberries on ice

An alarm sounds in the middle of the night in E.L. Smith's bedroom when the temperature outside drops to 36 degrees. "If the alarm goes off, I go to running," said the strawberry grower. But Saturday night, Smith was ready...

Students chosen for teacher scholarships

Sixteen Wayne County Public Schools students and two alternates have been named recipients of the 2007 North Carolina Teaching Fellows scholarship. The Teacher Fellows program is designed to attract talented high school seniors to become public school teachers in the...

Fremont seeks owners of 44 stored weapons

Fremont's new police chief wants to unload more than 44 guns stored in his evidence locker, so he is turning to the community for help. Chief Ron Rawlings published a list of guns in a local newspaper in an effort...

Owners will honor pets at Relay for Life in May

For LeeAnn Boykin, Wayne County's upcoming Relay for Life will be about fighting for a cure for cancer -- and remembering loved ones of all shapes and sizes. Mrs. Boykin lost her 12-year-old German shepherd Precious to cancer on Dec....

Volunteers sought for Neuse cleanup

The Neuse River Foundation is seeking volunteers in canoes and kayaks as well as folks along the shoreline to help clear the river banks of litter. The cleanup will be Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. come rain or...

Officials warn not to burn until it rains

Weather and forest officials are warning those who plan to burn trash today to be careful -- or better yet, to wait. No ban is in effect, but Forest Ranger Dwight Bright said it would be best to put burning...

Bus drivers capture top honors at competition

James Shepard, a bus driver for Tommy's Road Elementary School, won a recent School Bus "Road-e-o" sponsored by the Wayne County Public Schools. Shepard mastered the obstacle course and will move on to compete at the upcoming district competition in...

Students recognized for high test scores

High SAT Scores qualified 19 Wayne County Public Schools seventh graders for state recognition in the Duke Talent Identification Program, or TIP. After scores were tallied, the students' test scores put them in the top 25 percent of the talent...

Public record

Armed robbery Goldsboro police are searching for a man who robbed a business on George Street at gunpoint on Friday and got away with $400 cash. Police responded to Hood Equipment, 1211 S. George St., about 8:35 a.m. Friday after...