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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Starting a conversation

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Bishop Donnie McIntyre, left, local NAACP President Sylvia Barnes, state NAACP President the Rev. William Barber and Bishop Alton Smith participate in a press conference this morning outside of McIntyre Funeral Home as they unveil an initiative...

County facing tighter budget

A formal proposal is still about 30 days away, but at the Wayne County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, County Manager Lee Smith warned members that money is already looking tight for the 2007-08 budget and he didn't rule out...

Ministers want community to talk about putting an end to violence

They gathered at McIntyre Funeral Home -- across the street from the scene of last week's fatal shooting that claimed the life of a 28-year-old mother of four. More than 20 black community leaders came together this morning to renounce...

Board putting limit on those who comment

In a change of policy, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to limit county residents to only one three-minute comment per month, despite meeting every first and third week. Written by county attorney Borden Parker at the board's...

Children will walk to battle cancer

Adults won't be the only ones walking to raise money and awareness to fight cancer at this year's Relay for Life May 18-19. Children will have a chance to do some walking of their own -- in an event all...

Volunteers needed to read names at memorial

With more than 58,000 names to read over a four-day span, the Warsaw Chamber of Commerce and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9810 are seeking more volunteers when "The Wall That Heals" comes to town Thursday. "The Wall That Heals"...

New waste director will take on trash

The face of Wayne County's solid waste department has changed, but the man replacing director Lloyd Cook after 19 years has been there even longer than the former U.S. Air Force chief master sergeant. Tim Rogers, who currently is serving...

Where, oh where, have all the bees gone?

Wayne County beekeeper Chris Rarick doesn't know why he is losing bees. All he knows is that he is not alone. The disappearance of thousands of bee colonies around the world has beekeepers, scientists and farmers confounded. It is not...

Nominations for small business awards sought

The Small Business Center of Wayne Community College is looking for a few good small businesses. The center is seeking nominations for "Small Business of the Year," "Most Attractive Small Business," and "Special Recognition." To be eligible, nominees must have...

More at Four applications available now for 2007-08

More at Four pre-kindergarten applications are now being accepted by the Partnership for Children for next school year. More at Four is a free state-funded pre-kindergarten initiative designed to prepare eligible at-risk 4-year-old children for success in school. Classrooms are...

MOC graduation May 12

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College will graduate approximately 350 students at its 53rd spring commencement on Saturday, May 12. Graduation exercises are scheduled for 2 p.m. in the George and Annie Dail Kornegay Arena. The commencement speaker will be...

Cinco de Mayo celebration Saturday at Waynesborough

A Cinco de Mayo Festival Saturday at the Waynesborough Historical Village will feature Latin music, dancing, food, games, a health fair and a car show The festival, sponsored by the Hispanic Community Development Center, will be held from noon until...

MOC students earn leadership awards

MOUNT OLIVE -- Five Mount Olive College students recently received awards at the State Leadership Conference Competition of the North Carolina State Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda. Phi Beta Lambda, operated in cooperation with the U.S. Office of Education, the...

Mentoring program helping improve student performance at Norwayne Middle School

A mentoring program at Norwayne Middle School is helping students improve grades and increase class participation. "Cobra Challenge" was established after the school's winter break. Principal Mario Re, along with the school leadership team, had teachers identify students with such...

GATEWAY to operate transit system on its own again

The Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority will once again control its transit operations beginning July 1. The GATEWAY board chose Monday not to renew its contract with Apple Bus, which has handled transportation operations for the past three years. Instead, GATEWAY Director...

Wal-Mart correction

A story in Tuesday's News-Argus incorrectly gave the opening day of the new Wal-Mart in Mount Olive as Tuesday, May 8. The store will open for shoppers on Wednesday, May 9, at 8 a.m....