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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Talking about race

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber The Rev. Vernon Tyson, left, father of Tim Tyson and a main character in Tyson’s largely autobiographical novel, “Blood Done Sign My Name,” speaks at the 2008 Wayne County Reads final meeting on the book Monday night...

Health Director list goals for 2008

Improvements have been made in the way the Health Department does business, but some areas -- obesity, chronic disease and communicable diseases among them -- still need work, Health Director James Roosen recently told the Board of Health. His staff...

Civil rights thoughts

Wayne County residents who lived through the Civil Rights Movement discussed the changes wrought by the social upheaval of the 1960s and '70s and the residue of those changes at a panel discussion Monday night at Rebuilding Broken Places. The...

Man accused of stealing trusses from poultry houses

A temporary employee hired to help a Wilson man transport chicken houses sold parts of the bird enclosures for scrap instead, authorities said. Detective Lt. Carl Lancaster said Elton Futrell of Wilson hired Kevin Ray Worley, 34, Perry Farm Lane,...

David Rouzer running for Senate District 12 seat

Despite Wayne County holding only about 20 percent of the voters in his district, David Rouzer promised Monday night that he wouldn't forget about them if eventually elected to the state General Assembly. But first, the Johnston County native noted,...

Public record

Suspicious fire Unknown suspects used charcoal and lighter fluid to set an abandoned home on fire in the 2000 block of U.S. 13 North late on Saturday night, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office says. Deputy J.R. Smith recorded $150 in...

Habitat groundbreaking Friday

Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Friday at 4 p.m. at 427 Hillsboro St., in Mount Olive. This will be the fourth Habitat house built in Mount Olive, and Habitat officials say the Partners for Habitat...

Foster, adoptive parents needed

The Boys and Girls Homes of N.C. is looking for foster and adoptive parents and will host at least two training sessions this year for people interested in taking care of a young boy or girl in need of a...

School lunch menus

WAYNE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Week of March 3-7, 2008 Monday -- Breakfast: blueberry muffin; Lunch: sausage pizza, baked corn dog nuggets, steamed broccoli, baked apples, mixed fruit, red delicious apple; Tuesday -- Breakfast: apple turnover; Lunch: tacos w/cheese, salsa and...