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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Remembering those who gave all

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Goldsboro police Chief Tim Bell, left, speaks at the Law Enforcement Memorial Service at Wayne Community College this morning. Seated to Bell's left are Sheriff’s Office Maj. John Winstead, Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders and the Rev....

Board wants more than gang plan

School board members want to take a harder line against gangs and other potential violence in the schools, they said Monday night. Recent incidents such as the Virginia Tech massacre, local shootings and calls from parents concerned about possible gang...

College will honor graduates at events

Wayne Community College will revamp the traditional graduation fanfare this weekend, incorporating homecoming and a celebration of the college's 50th anniversary. Ceremonies are being planned for Friday evening and Saturday morning on the main campus, with contingency plans in case...

Saying goodbye ... and thank you

Their names no longer adorn a law enforcement roster, but the memory of the nine Wayne County lawmen who gave the ultimate sacrifice protecting the lives of others will forever be remembered. Dozens of people gathered this morning at the...

Duplin commissioners cut economic development

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County Commissioners agreed this week to reduce appropriations to the county Economic Development Department, a move that opponents say will hurt the county's ability to attract and retain industries. Commissioner Harold Raynor made a motion for the...

Employees protest hours; Fremont will talk budget

FREMONT -- Sewers, budgets and overtime caught the attention of Fremont town officials at a special meeting Tuesday. About half of Fremont's public works employees attended the meeting to complain about the town's overtime policy. The existing policy states that...

WCC honor society recognized

The Upsilon Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Wayne Community College earned honors in eight categories at the annual Carolinas Regional Convention. Also, Michelle Rogers was named 2007-08 regional vice-president for the two-year college scholastic honorary...

N.C. Emergency Reserve seeks members

The North Carolina Emergency Reserve is seeking to expand its personnel roster and is offering membership to anyone interested in serving their community and state during disasters. The all-volunteer corps is open to anyone age 18 and older. The aim...

Public record

Investigations *Brandy Monica Carreno reported someone broke into her home on Shirley Drive in Dudley, and stole a digital camera, jewelry, $100 in coins and an MP3 player, all valued at $255. *Someone broke into an SUV at Deacon Jones...