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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Wayne Memorial Hospital translator

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Miss Okano talks with Gloria Wences while she sits with her newborn baby daughter, Itsel, in the Labor and Delivery ward at the hospital. She is one of five interpreters at the hospital who help Spanish-speaking patients....

Officers break up local ring, rescue 30

A Wayne County man accused of smuggling illegal immigrants into the country is behind bars at the Wayne County Jail after a joint-operation with the FBI and Wayne County Sheriff's Office SWAT team. Anmer Uliser Salas Zunun, 25, of 201...

Speaking their language

Alfie Okano often imagines that she is the patient waiting behind curtains and closed doors -- scared, confused and unable to communicate with the doctors and nurses at her bedside. She, too, has been that person who could not read,...

Woman found in trailer after fire

The body of a 54-year-old woman was pulled from a mobile home on Stoney Creek Church Road that caught fire early Sunday. Billy Jean Ellis was inside the home as flames swept through her single-wide trailer leaving only charred metal,...

Pikeville teen injured afer losing control of his vehicle

A 16-year-old teen was injured Sunday when he lost control of his car on U.S. 117 North in Pikeville, struck several objects and landed in a yard. Khiry Tayvon Reid of Sycamore Street, Fremont, was traveling north on U.S. 117...

Parks chief has big plans for future of Cliffs of Neuse

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Lyndon Sutton remembers those glorious "old days." He recalls with fondness when all the campsites at Cliffs of the Neuse were filled on weekends. He remembers the campfires, the songs, the camaraderie, the people. He longs for...

Duplin commission OKs events center contract

KENANSVILLE -- Nearly two years after the contract was signed, the Duplin County Board of Commissioners is finally giving Compass Facility Management Inc. the leeway its leadership team says it needs to properly run the Duplin County Events Center. Voting...

McKee to address why parents kill

Author and speaker Dr. Geoffrey McKee will conduct a workshop this month to explain why some parents kill their children -- and how to spot the signs before they snap. A professor at the University of South Carolina School of...

Public record

Investigations Wayne County sheriff's deputies are investigating these reports: *Edward Keith Hales reported someone stole two Yamaha four-wheelers, valued at $5,000, from his home in the 400 block of Loop Road. *Teresa Crawford Lofton reported someone broke into her home...

Dr. Bhatti retains membership

Muhammad A. Bhatti, MD, MPH, FAAFP from Wayne Family Medical Center, Inc. and Bella Reneux Medical Spa in Goldsboro, has completed continuing medical education requirements for the 2004 through 2006 term to retain membership in the American Academy of Family...