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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Getting ready for school - Heat wave continues

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Frank Jones, route supervisor for the Wayne County Bus Garage, works in near 100-degree temperatures this morning performing maintenance checks on one of more than 230 buses that will be serviced and checked out from bumper-to-bumper prior...

School board OKs final list of priorities for county

While the school board passed its $105 million school priorities list Monday night, board members said they remain frustrated with the lagging process. Even if the construction and renovation projects were all funded today, the children in Wayne County will...

Cherry Hospital doctor will return to work

An acting medical director at Cherry Hospital, who was suspended with pay amid questions about his nearly 20-year-old felony conviction for inappropriately touching a 9-year-old girl in Burke County, will return to work this month. Dr. Robert C. Owens, 53,...

Council approves downtown roadmap

The Goldsboro City Council adopted a master plan Monday night for the continued renewal of downtown. "It is with great pride that I come before you tonight to ask you to adopt the downtown master plan," Julie Thompson, director of...

Man dies of injuries after one-car crash

A Seven Springs man died from severe head injuries he received when he was ejected from his vehicle in a rollover crash on Sunday afternoon. Alberto Felipe, 28, succumbed to his injuries at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville on...

Mount Olive Town Council takes aim at reckless horseback riders on streets

MOUNT OLIVE -- Look out, Mount Olive cowboys -- your days might be numbered. Town officials just might have you in their sights if you don't know how to rein in your mount. The council discussed horses in the streets,...

Duplin commissioners talk about extra school funding

Despite the Duplin County Board of Commissioners spending a large chunk of their meeting Monday discussing school funding, the board did not decide what to do about the additional $750,000 it allocated to the school board in June. Originally given...

Mount Olive board praises new acting police chief

MOUNT OLIVE -- The town's new acting chief police chief -- a former major with the department -- is settling into a new job and slightly different wardrobe. Police Chief Ralph Schroeder "has grudgingly agreed to wear some white uniform...