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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Marching for awarness

News-Argus/Bobby Williams More than 300 people participated in the 11th Annual Hal Plonk Disability Awareness Walk sponsored by the Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities. The five-block walk through downtown Goldsboro is named for the late Mayor Hal Plonk....

School board's new mission targets student 'learning gap'

Wayne County Public Schools will operate under an updated mission statement, while a task force has been formed to study closing the learning gap between students. The Board of Education gave its stamp of approval to both earlier this week,...

Leaders ask for new pick with local viewpoint

Meeting with local legislators Monday at Wilber's Barbecue, mental health professionals and advocates took advantage of the opportunity to stress to them that they are hoping the replacement for state Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Carmen Hooker Odom...

His dream of flight came true

Stephen Anderson took it all in stride -- being denied a slot in the Air Force Academy out of Eastern Wayne High School, finally getting there the following year and being told no more pilot slots were available. He was...

Barry Williams shares acting tips

"OK ... how many of you had crushes on Greg Brady?" Richard Lambert asked the women seated at the back of the Arts Council board room Wednesday night. The question was answered with smiles and raised hands. "I'm free again!"...

Stop the Funeral revival begins today at churches

Eager to put an end to the rising number of violent crimes and murders that have plagued the city, more than two dozen pastors will participate in the Stop the Funeral Unity Revival today through Saturday. The movement is in...

No beer vote will be held in Seven Springs

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Voters in Seven Springs will not get to decide if they want to buy beer in town. Mayor Steve Potter announced to the town board of commissioners Wednesday night that the town is too small to ask...

Tournament raises $134,000 for scholarships

MOUNT OLIVE -- More than $134,000 has come in from the 21st annual Handy Mart/Mount Olive College Invitational Golf Tournament held recently at the Southern Wayne Country Club. With 136 sponsors and assorted volunteers, the total amount raised since the...

Wayne County Senior Games winners

The following are winners from the Wayne County Senior Games held last week: Polly Adams: bronze - horseshoes, bronze - discus, bronze - croquet, silver - shuffleboard, gold - 5K race walk. Rudolph Adams: silver - horseshoes. Suzanne Allen: silver...

Scouts honor Murphy

WALLACE -- Wendell Murphy received the Centennial Distinguished Citizen Award Tuesday from the Tuscarora Boy Scout Council. Murphy, a Rose Hill native, revolutionized the swine production industry with the introduction of contract farming. He served three terms in the North...

Public record

Break-ins *Someone broke into the Intensive Probation and Parole office at 301 S. Center St., and stole a Motorola handheld radio. Damage was set at $705. *Three male juveniles were arrested by Goldsboro police for allegedly breaking into five vehicles....

Pikeville seeking police officer

PIKEVILLE -- The Town of Pikeville is looking for a police officer to fill a vacancy created when an officer joined the Wayne County Sheriff's Office last month. The town currently has several part-time and two full-time officers, including Chief...