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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Back to School

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Selena Worell, left, a math teacher at Eastern Wayne High School, consults with Erika Pridgen, right, about a school class schedule while Erika's mother, Felicia, and her brother Rashaun look on during open house on Wednesday night....

Hispanic nightclub gets beer license, then loses it

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Club 55 El Abuelo near Seven Springs had a beer permit for just two days. But the permit, which allows the sale of beer on and off premises, was revoked by the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission....

Teen charged after stabbing father

A Goldsboro teen who led several Wayne County sheriff's deputies on a chase through a residential neighborhood after he allegedly stabbed his father during an argument earlier this morning is now in custody. Matthew Hayden, 18, of Clover Ridge Drive,...

Students, parents visit schools during open house Wednesday

A steady stream of parents and students walked through the halls of middle and high schools around the county Wednesday night, as Wayne County Public Schools held open house in preparation for the start of school on Monday. The wood...

Duplin to put sales tax on ballot

Come May, Duplin County residents will have the opportunity to decide for themselves whether or not they want to pay an extra quarter cent in sales tax. Wayne County commissioners are waiting to see if they want to seek...

Pitzer promoted by state

Cherry Research Farm fixture, supervisor Eddie Pitzer is moving on. But despite 30 years of service, he's not retiring. As of Tuesday, he is the new director of the Research Farm Division of the state Department of Agriculture and...

Beekeepers suffering through rough summer

Most beekeepers replace their queens every few years, but not Chris Rarick of Goldsboro. "You learn as you go," says Rarick, who has started grafting into some of his hives new queen bee babies from an artificially inseminated queen. He...

Pickup driver killed in Kenly accident

A Kenly man died Wednesday after his pickup ran into a log truck parked on a town street. Cpl. G.W. Strong of the Kenly Police Department said Dallas Purvis Jr., who lived just outside of Kenly, was headed west on...

Walnut Creek council discusses lakes, traffic

The Walnut Creek Village Council met Wednesday night to discuss improvements to the village. Among those were issues with Lake Wackena and Spring Lake, lift stations, recreation areas and traffic. Village Administrator Lou Cook told the council that the lake...

Public record

Charges The Wayne County Sheriff's Department filed these charges: *Sentrell Mancole Coley, 24, Rollingwood Drive, Dudley, communicating threats, injury to personal property, no bond. *Scott Alexander Cochrane, 22, Lake Hurst Drive, Dudley, failure to appear, $500 bond. *Donald William Lygogorski,...

Gen. Karl Eikenberry interview -- NATO version 2.0

No longer commanding U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Goldsboro native Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry's new mission is as a NATO officer, serving as deputy chairman of NATO's Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium. His job, he explained, is to help the...