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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Dr. Kay Albertson's First Gavel

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Dr. Kay Albertson, right, president of Wayne Community College, listens as trustee Gyn Wilson, left, delivers the school's financial report during a board of trustees meeting Tuesday. From left: Wilson, trustee Bea Lamb, board attorney Phil Baddour...

Brother won't be charged in death

Goldsboro police say no charges will be filed in connection with the death of an 8-year-old boy who was fatally shot with a handgun that he found near his home on Robson Circle July 17. Goldsboro police and Wayne County...

New president leads first trustees' meeting at Wayne Community College

Dr. Kay Albertson conducted her first board of trustees meeting since becoming president of Wayne Community College Tuesday night. "It's nice to have the floor," she said simply when it was her turn to speak. After recognizing a few recent...

Candidate wants to make city better place to live

Frankie Lewis recently joined community leaders in denouncing violence at a recent "Stop the Funeral" rally and took the microphone at a city-sponsored neighborhood meeting held near her home last month. But the 56-year-old said there is more to being...

Duplin officials ponder zoning, land use issues

Zoning and land use issues haven't been broached in Duplin County in the last two or three years, but they're beginning to be discussed again by some county officials, including commission Chairman David Fussell. "I think it's time we look...

Duplin native is finalist on HGTV 'Design Star'

A Duplin County native is one of 11 finalists on the HGTV's "Design Star." Will Smith, 31, who originally hails from Kenansville and now lives in Charlotte, decided to change the look of his entire house -- room by room...

Couple donates $100,000 to MOC

Ray Amon grew up on a tenant farm in Duplin County more than 70 years ago. But he learned early on that he wanted more out of life. Although his family was unable to afford to send him to college,...

Southern Wayne High School gets reading program grant

Southern Wayne High School will launch a new reading program in the fall for rising ninth graders, officials announced this week. Designed to respond to students needing supplemental skills in reading, teachers are being trained in new teaching methods and...