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Monday, September 10, 2007

Car careens into river

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Wayne County Sheriff's Office dive team members Danny Edwards, left, and Jason Hill prepare to extract two victims from a car that was involved in a single-vehicle accident on N.C. Highway 55 East about one mile east...

Three drown after crash

A couple and the woman's 5-year-old son drowned after being submerged in their car off N.C. 55 East near Mount Olive on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Trooper A.R. Fowler said he is not sure why Flora Velasquez, 47, of N.C....

Schools change policy on head lice

News of head lice in a school used to cause a wave of panic -- and cleaning everything in sight, from family members' hair to linens and pets. While it might not create as much pandemonium these days, some perceptions...

City officials will meet with neighbors Sept. 18

Hilde Holloman is tired of trash. Fred Lomax is cautious of traffic. Mary Rhoe said she wants to see less "dropped drawers" of young Goldsboro citizens. These were just a few of the concerns voiced at the last city-sponsored neighborhood...

Local paddlers will soon have a better way to hit water trails

With currents flowing only one direction -- toward the coast -- and usually within defined banks, it's tough to get lost on any of Wayne County's 74 miles of navigable waterways. But Pikeville resident Tom Potter doesn't just want...

Storm chaser: Get prepared now

Storm-chasing Eddy Weiss thinks there is a connection between the number of Wal-Marts and the amount of stocked food in country pantries. Weiss spoke to a Mount Olive College audience last week about making disaster-resistant communities. The convenience of 24-hour...

Duplin leaders plan community meetings on future

Having accomplished its primary goal this year of lowering the property tax rate, the Duplin County Board of Commissioners is hoping a series of upcoming strategic planning meetings will help give it a road map to follow for the...

Northern Wayne economic assessment public meeting preview

Hoping to find a way to spur economic development in northern Wayne County, the Wayne County Development Alliance recently commissioned a community assessment study for Pikeville, Fremont, Eureka and the surrounding areas. The results of that study, which was...

Instructor considered for state recognition

From staff reports Wayne Community Col-lege nursing instructor Patricia Ann Pfeiffer has been named one of five finalists for the 2007 N.C. Community College System R.J. Reynolds Excellence in Teaching Award. She had previously been named one of 10 instructors...

Public record

Accident Goldsboro police charged a tractor trailer driver with a safe movement violation, and a passenger was treated for injuries after the truck driver bumped the vehicle and ended up pushing it 473 feet broadside Saturday afternoon on West Grantham...

Business women's club seeking nominations

From staff reports MOUNT OLIVE -- The Wayne-Duplin Business and Professional Women's Club is accepting nominations for Career Woman of the Year. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 1, and on Oct. 4 at 6:15 p.m., the membership will vote...

Baseball exhibit will open Sept. 18

Local professional baseball players Hubert "Daddy" Wooten and Carl Long will speak next month about what it was like to play with the Negro League in the 1950s and '60s. The Oct. 6 event at the Wayne County Museum will...