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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Schools and money

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Sprunt Hill addresses the Wayne County Commissioners and Wayne County Board of Education during a meeting between the two boards Monday at the Wayne County Public Schools administrative offices. For more information see Schools and commissioners talk...

Man, 19, wanted for sexual assaults

A Wayne County 19-year-old accused of preying on pre- and early-teen girls is wanted by the Sheriff's Office, authorities said. Jimmy Ray McArthur, 19, faces two felony-level counts of indecent liberties with a minor, Capt. Tom Effler said. At the...

Schools and commissioners talk about financing, timetable

Hoping to continue the lines of communication that they say have opened up since the local business community helped pave the way for the recent $23 million school facilities plan, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education...

Wayne County Public Schools affected by meat recall

The Wayne County Public Schools system is on the list of school districts affected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's beef recall, but there is no cause for alarm, officials here say. "Most likely there were products that were consumed,...

Murder suspect arrested

Police in Las Vegas arrested a man wanted in connection with the shooting death of a 33-year-old man found in woods off of Salem Church Road, a detective says. Goldsboro Investigator Dave Cloutier said authorities caught up with Devon Dejatorian...

Livestock awards presented

Pam Aycock received the 2008 Service Award at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Wayne County Livestock Development Association Monday night. About 150 people attended the annual meeting held at the Wayne Center. Mrs. Aycock started working at the fair...

Former officer sentenced for shooting wife

A former Goldsboro police captain will spend six months in jail after a jury convicted him of shooting and injuring his wife in 2006, court records show. Judge Benjamin G. Alford sentenced retired former Capt. J.D. Cogdell to 20 months...

Nightclub supported, opposed

A public hearing for a conditional use request to allow for a "place of entertainment" on South James Street brought 13 people up to the podium to speak at Monday night's Goldsboro City Council meeting. The site is the location...

New high schools to hold open houses

The public schools' two newest high schools, Wayne Early/Middle College High and Wayne School of Engineering, are seeking applicants and hosting parents' nights to provide information on their programs. Incoming freshmen are being sought at the two schools, with representatives...

Candidate for County Commissioner District 1 incorrectly identified

James Beckwith was incorrectly identified in Sunday's News-Argus as Danny Beckwith. James Beckwith is running against incumbent Andy Anderson for the Republican nomination for the Wayne County Commission District 1 seat....