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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Remembering the littlest victims

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Lee Mitchell-Lee, chairwoman of the WAGES Wayne County For Children Council, talks about child abuse prevention at the annual candlelight vigil Tuesday at Berkeley Mall. The vigil gives the community an opportunity to band together and take...

Former trooper charged with DWI turns self in

A former Highway Patrol trooper who had evaded the law since Feb. 7 for a re-opened drunken driving charge turned himself in late Tuesday, authorities said. Darian Neal Smith, a former Greene County trooper whose last known address was Wesley...

Juvenile programs face cuts in funding

State legislators' removal of more than $345,000 in anticipated funding will pose a big problem for juvenile delinquency prevention programs in the coming year, said the chairman of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. The announcement came during the General Assembly's...

Candles for children: Remembering the littlest victims

More than 500 tiny flames flickered for the little lives they represented. Thirty-four tall candles burned behind them for the young lives that were too soon snuffed out by child abuse and neglect. The candles were for the children of...

Threats cause concern at local schools

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating a note that contained death threats found at Rosewood High School on Tuesday morning, authorities and school officials say. A sheriff's office official said a list of students "who were going to die...

GATEWAY will end van service on weekends in county

Despite the pleas of several city residents Tuesday afternoon, the Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted 3-1 to stop most of its weekend van service by the end of March. The decision, made only after much debate and discussion,...

Daughtery to challenge Best for commission

Hoping to bring change to the Wayne County Board of Commissioners, Joe Daugh-tery has decided to run for the Republican nomination for the District 6 seat currently held by Democrat Jack Best. "I have decided to run for this seat...

Library's community garden to receive grant

A program that created the community garden behind the library on Ash Street is expected to receive a $3,000 grant. The official letter has not arrived yet, but officials at the Wayne County Public Library say they have received word...

MOC Harrison lecture March 11

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College will hold its 18th Annual Vivian B. Harrison Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, March 11, at 9:30 a.m. in Rodgers Chapel. The theme is "Transforming Initiatives in the Sermon on the Mount." Dr. Glenn Stassen,...