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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

High Cost of Care

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Dr. Rick Potts inspects x-rays of a patient on a busy Monday afternoon in the emergency department at Wayne Memorial Hospital For more information see Emergency room visits helping drive up health care expenses....

Emergency room visits helping drive up health care expenses

With unnecessary emergency room visits increasing, growing demand for Medicaid and a shortage of health-care workers, the cost of providing medical care is becoming more and more of an issue, health care officials say. The problem is nationwide and...

Hit-and-run case goes to court today

A LaGrange woman accused in the Nov. 7 fatal hit-and-run of a Goldsboro man is expected to appear in court today to answer charges. Carol Coletrain Lane, 72, who faces charges of hit-and-run and failure to report an accident...

O'Berry nurse of the year named

Phyllis Anderson said she always wanted to teach the mentally and physically handicapped. But years ago, while caring for her grandfather after he suffered a stroke and was in intensive care, he suggested she become a nurse. "I thought that...

Church donates $100,000 to Community Crisis Center

Deeper Life Church Ministries has donated $100,000 to the HGDC Community Crisis Center on Slocumb Street to help needy residents. Pastor Norbert Simmons made the donation on behalf of his congregation on July 20. The ministry saw the difference that...

Campaign seeking vehicles for victims of domestic violence

From staff reports A campaign to obtain and refurbish motor vehicles to donate to victims of domestic abuse is picking up steam in Wayne County, with organizers hoping to have at least a half-dozen ready for giveaway in October. Rodney...

Duplin curriculum head named

Duplin County Schools' curriculum and instructional philosophy is going to stay the same this year, Superintendent Dr. Wiley Doby said, but come Aug. 13, there's going to be somebody new at the helm. Associate superintendent for academics and administration...

MOC golf tournament Aug. 23

From staff reports MOUNT OLIVE -- The 20th annual Michael Martin Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 23 at the Southern Wayne Country Club. The scholarship-generating fundraiser for Mount Olive College is named after the MOC alumnus and...

Public Record

Pedestrian hit by car James Thomas Brown, Jr., 68, South Claiborne Street, was hit by a car on William Street Monday around noon. Brown is a lawyer with Duke & Brown lawfirm on East Walnut Street. Tavoris Lee Kelly, 25,...