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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Shelter progress

News-Argus/Matthew Whittle Work on the new Wayne County Animal Shelter on Clingman Street is proceeding on schedule, officials say, with the facility expected to open in late summer. For more information see Shelter on schedule....

City Council discusses water, money

NEW BERN -- During the first day of the Goldsboro City Council's three-day retreat on Wednesday, the main discussion was about budget requests for this upcoming fiscal year in June. But talk soon turned to one of the most pressing...

Faulk to run for school board

Ven Faulk, president of Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and Crematory, has announced his candidacy for the at-large seat on the Wayne County Board of Education. Earlier this week, board member Pete Gurley announced he will not seek re-election to the seat...

Shelter on schedule

With about 45 percent of the work done on the new animal adoption and education center, Wayne County Animal Control Director Justin Scally said construction is moving along as planned. "It's really going well out there," he told Wayne County...

Improved schools will help businesss

When Wayne County business and industry leaders began meeting more than a year ago, they were all motivated by a similar concern -- the inadequacies in the local workforce. "We were hearing from local industries -- (human resource) managers and...

Mental health volunteers honored

You can take the bullies out of a classroom, but a new batch will spring up like dandelions if you don't work on the targets, too, according to William Lassiter, manager of the Center for the Prevention of School Violence....

Man shot

Wayne County sheriff's deputies found a Croom Drive man shot in the back in front of his home Wednesday night. Jai Keiunna Kornegay, 29, who also has a home on Breazeale Avenue in Mount Olive was in stable condition at...

County science fair winners announced

The annual science fair for Wayne County Public School produced 12 winners who will now progress to the regional fair in Wilmington on Feb. 16. The local fair, held Feb. 2 at Eastern Wayne High School, was for students who...

Student in Senate Youth Program

A Spring Creek High School senior has been selected to participated in the 46th annual U.S. Senate Youth program. Brian Heim is one of two students from North Carolina and among 104 students nationwide chosen for the prestigious program for...

Descendants of black Civil War troops sought

Descendants of black soldiers who served in the Civil War are being sought to participate in the U.S. Colored Troops Symposium to be held Feb. 22-24 at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington in conjunction with the museum's Living History...