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Monday, August 20, 2007

Colleges welcome back students

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Freshman Nicole Dubons, right, gets a helping hand from Mount Olive College students Jamie Moye and Joy Layendecher while moving her belongings in at Hart Dorm Sunday afternoon. New freshmen moved into dormitories at the college on...

Officials calling for addresses on houses

Delbert Edwards, Wayne County's communications supervisor, has a problem. But it's not just his problem. It's a problem for every firefighter, paramedic, law enforcement officer and first responder in the county. Responding to about 50 calls for emergency services every...

Mental Health Reform - Patients turn to ER for aid

The face of mental illness can be seen throughout Wayne County -- in churches, in schools and at work. But it's perhaps most recognizable on the streets, at the hospital and in the cells of the county jail. Those places,...

Mental Health Reform - Beds are not always available for inmates

When mental health patients aren't getting the treatment they need, whether it be therapy or medication, they more often than not end up in crisis. And whether that lack of treatment was because they were unwilling to help themselves, or...

Man, 24, killed in accident Sunday

DUDLEY -- The brother of a Goldsboro police officer was killed Sunday in a motorcycle accident not far from the Wayne County Fairgrounds on U.S. 117 South Bypass and U.S. 13 South. Nick Melvin, 24, of Dudley, was traveling south...

Mount Olive will plant trees near sewer plant

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town officials are planning to plant sycamore trees on more than 150 acres of land surrounding the town's new sewer plant. They say the trees will not only help absorb the groundwater, but will improve air quality....

BB&T will build new branch at site

PIKEVILLE -- Winston-Salem's BB&T bank chain has plans to permanently locate on land it currently occupies in a double-wide trailer, a bank representative said. The bank will retain all of its current employees, who will move into the new branch...

Public record

Armed robbery suspects sought Goldsboro police are investigating two armed robberies that happened over the weekend. The first was reported 9:35 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot in the 1700 block of East Holly Street. Cronston Leroy Best, 36, of...

City Council meets tonight

Goldsboro City Council members are expected to discuss the possible condemnations of nine dilapidated houses at Monday night's meeting. Building inspectors are expected to recommend condemnation and demolition of properties located at 700 Crawford St., 1014 N. John St., 413...

Correction

The date for sixth-grade orientation at Spring Creek High School was incorrectly listed in Sunday's paper. Students and parents will meet on Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. in the gym....