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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Cherry faces scrutiny

News-Argus file photo The Woodard Building at Cherry Hospital houses the geriatric admissions and nursing facility. State officials recently visited Cherry, a 284-bed facility that serves 33 eastern counties in the state, spending three days there investigating complaints about...

More called to duty

James Mejias is ready for a fight. So when he went through the deployment line with other members of the 4th Fighter Wing's Equipment Maintenance Squadron Wednesday, there was no fear in his eyes -- just excitement. The 25-year-old was...

Senator defends incentive package

For state Sen. John Kerr, D-Wayne, one simple fact made his decision to vote for the legislature's compromise incentive package a little bit easier Tuesday -- more than 300 of his constituents work at the Bridgestone Firestone plant in Wilson....

Officials give hospital list of violations to fix

Cherry Hospital's certification and federal funding status were placed in "immediate jeopardy" this week after several complaints prompted a state investigation into practices at the hospital. Cherry has until Sept. 30 to comply with recommendations, which include staff retraining, said...

EWHS student injured after gun goes off

A 14-year-old Eastern Wayne High School student was shot in the arm today after he tripped in a ditch on an early morning hunting trip, authorities said. A shotgun round took "a pretty good chunk" out of Jonathan Carter's left...

N.C. rail director talks about future

To Patrick Simmons, director of the state Department of Transportation's Rail Division, the purchase of Goldsboro's Union Station was one of the first steps in an effort to improve rail service across eastern North Carolina. "Goldsboro is a way station...

Faison Market Day Saturday

FAISON - The town of Faison will celebrate its farming heritage Saturday with its annual Market Day celebration. The event will pay tribute to the late Bryant Martin, who was the first manager of the town's produce market and who...

Library survey being held

The Wayne County Public Library is conducting a survey of patrons seeking input on the services and materials offered. Surveys are available to the public in all the library branches in Goldsboro, Mount Olive, Seven Springs, Pikeville and Fremont. The...

Public record

Police warn of scam Goldsboro police say they're investigating a check cashing scam affecting several city residents. The scam involves someone mailing the victim a check or money order for a substantial amount of money, usually $980, police said. The...