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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Youths take action

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Parker Harris, Alyssa Weismann and Brandon Williams pose for a photo the day after proposing a new teen hangout for downtown Goldsboro. The three say they were motivated to create the location on their own in response...

'The Boot' of their own

At first, Parker Harris and his friends just wanted something to do. Then, they turned 16, and needed a place to go. Now 19, the Eastern Wayne High School graduate Parker hopes a dream that started with 70 teenagers crammed...

Duplin chooses plan for facilities

The Duplin County Board of Education finally decided Tuesday night which plan it wants to proceed with as it looks to improve the district's school facilities. After taking another look in recent months at what their options might be, board...

Goldsboro teen shares wisdom on abstinence, wins essay prize

When Caroline Finch decided to write an essay about abstaining from sex until marriage, she wrote like she was sharing her thoughts with a younger girl trying to make the decision for herself. Her words -- and her presentation --...

Public record

Antique rifles stolen Someone broke into a Wayne County man's home on Miller's Chapel Road Tuesday and stole three antique rifles, and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help. Max Best told deputies that someone broke...

Wayne County electronic collections day Saturday

Franklin's Recycling, with the help of the Wayne Solid Waste Department, will sponsor an electronics collection day from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday in the Sam's Club parking lot. It's an event that has become very well-received in the community...

WCC nurses' aide course registration starts soon

Registration for Wayne Community College Continuing Education's fall Nurse Aide I courses will be held on Tuesday, July 10, starting at 8:30 a.m. in Room 101 of the Walnut Building. One morning and two evening sections of the course will...

Labor safety awards presented to Wayne County departments

North Carolina Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry visited Wayne County Tuesday to hand out the 2007 Department of Labor Safety Awards. "It's critical that all of us embrace safety and health in our workplaces," she said, adding that even with more...

Goldsboro police officers recognized

Two Goldsboro police officers received an internationally recognized certification as a crime prevention specialist during a conference in Asheville in May. Crime Prevention Officers Cpl. Teresa Cox and Cpl. Marissa Davis passed the International Crime Prevention Specialist exam given in...