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Monday, July 30, 2007

Future engineers - New school opens in August

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber T.J. Lancaster talks to his students at the Goldsboro School of Engineering orientation last week. For more information see First engineering class preparing to start studies at Goldsboro....

Commissioners attend national conference

Once a year, members of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners join nearly 3,000 of their counterparts from across the nation to discuss issues ranging from public safety to transportation to the environment. Earlier this month, the National Association of...

Employment two-edged sword for recruiters

Joanna Thompson, president of the Wayne County Development Alliance, looks at unemployment rates a little different than others. To her, a slightly higher unemployment rate isn't necessarily bad. "If a county has a 5 percent unemployment rate, companies consider that...

Armed robbery thwarted

A Goldsboro man is in custody after he allegedly walked into a gas station on Ash Street early this morning, held up the store clerk and tried to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash. But as the armed...

First engineering class preparing to start studies at Goldsboro

Wayne County Public Schools' newest high school is changing the way schools do business, says its principal. Wayne School of Engineering, housed within Goldsboro High School, officially opens Aug. 8. But for four days last week, orientation was held for...

Three homes condemned by city

Condemnation and demolition orders were handed down last week on three Goldsboro dwellings officials characterized as "dilapidated" and "not feasible for repair." Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra said the homes, located at 1203 Harris St., 1210 John St. and 213...

United Way drive gets started

This year's United Way campaign began Friday at 4 p.m. with a mini-kickoff for the Frontrunners at Moffatt Auditorium on Wayne Community College's campus. Frontrunners are businesses and groups that set the pace for the United Way campaign each year...

Caswell subject of historical society meeting

The speaker for the Aug. 4 meeting of the Duplin County Historical Society will be W. Keats Sparrow, who will discuss Revolutionary War General Richard Caswell of Kinston and Lenoir County, who was North Carolina's first governor. A new biography...

Public record

Dog poisonings investigated Pet owners in the Grantham area need to keep a close eye on their animals, as there have been a number of dogs that have died, presumably by poisoning. Wayne County Animal Control Director Justin Scally said...