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Monday, July 16, 2007

Tobacco harvest gets under way

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Many tobacco farmers in the Wayne County area will begin harvesting their crops this week. Gerald and Tom Bell and Brent and John Davis started their joint harvest early today in a field near the Wayne-Duplin county...

Wayne schools release college numbers

Exit surveys from Wayne County Public Schools showed that nearly 87 percent of 2007 graduates have college plans for the fall, officials announced this week. The total reflects a 3 percent increase of students pursuing higher education over the previous...

Officials say no to plea to travel to gravesite

Early last week, Cary Turner got the news he had been waiting for, but it wasn't what he wanted to hear. A month after learning that the U.S. Army was planning a trip to the Cambodian island his cousin, Marine...

Grand jury hands up indictment in shooting

A Dudley man faces charges in connection with the murder of a young woman in her Mount Olive home last April. A Wayne County Grand Jury returned an indictment for first-degree murder July 2 against Jocquel Elliott Brown, 25, of...

Wayne County Grand Jury indictments

The Wayne County Grand Jury returned 74 true bills July 2 for the following cases: *O'Brien D. Kornegay, 24, Stevens Mill Road, possessing controlled substance on premises of penal institution, possession with intent to sell and deliver controlled substance, driving...

Organizations form partnership to train more qualified workers

Two years ago, when Wayne County Development Alliance existing industry specialist Mike Haney came to Goldsboro, one of the first things he learned was that there was a dearth of locally available skilled labor. "One of the first stops I...

Local writer releases her Civil War book

A book describing life in Goldsboro during Reconstruction will hit the shelves Aug. 1. "After Sherman's March: Goldsboro at the End of the Civil War" was written by local historian Emily Weil. Mrs. Weil said she is excited about the...

UNC graduate finds career in helping world's needy

When Jacqueline Kannan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill several years ago with a degree in mass communications, she had no concrete life plan. Now, the 27-year-old knows where she is headed next, thanks to a...