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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Couple pray for safe return

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Steve and Shirley Johnson look at a picture of their 20-year-old son, Joseph, who recently deployed to Iraq with the Army National Guard. Joseph, a military policeman who worked at a local Andy's before he enlisted, is...

A son heads to war

DUDLEY -- Shirley Johnson knew. There was just something in the tone of the voice on the other end of that telephone call, she said. She admits she had been a little jumpy. After all, her 20-year-old son, Joseph, had...

Atkinson focusing on graduation rates

State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson told the Wayne County Democratic Party Monday night that she has one simple goal. She wants to keep North Carolina's students engaged, in school and graduating on time. Statewide, for the 2006-07...

Water use decreases in Goldsboro

Mandatory water conservation has been underway for a week in Goldsboro, and city residents, in general, must be heeding the measures because consumption is down. In the last three days, city officials said that water consumption has reduced by a...

UAW strike won't have big effect here

Local automotive industry officials are not expecting the first nationwide strike against General Motors Corp. in more than 35 years to have much of an impact in Wayne County. They explained that at least in the short term, none of...

Fremont saves its library, for now

FREMONT -- The Town of Fremont wants to keep its library -- and more than $80,000 in donations and stocks was enough to do it, at least temporarily. Wayne County Library Executive Director Jane Rustin said the library's Board of...

Scholarship established

A scholarship has been established to honor the memory of Loree M. Durham, who passed away December 25, 2006. Mrs. Durham, a resident of the Elroy Community, was a retired educator with the Wayne County Public Schools. The annual scholarship...