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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Police arrest suspect in string of armed robberies

An arrest has been made in two Thursday morning armed robberies, and Goldsboro police report strong suspicion it is the man involved in a string of at least 11 other storefront assaults. A Dudley man, Anthony Jerome Lee, who turns...

Water-logged Learning

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Mary Ella Spengler, left, Madison Eddy and Alanna Price, third-grade students at Spring Creek Elementary School, react after placing their hands in a cooler of ice cold water during a Water Safety Day event Monday at Herman...

No school on Memorial Day, but ...

Students in Wayne County Public Schools will likely have Memorial Day off after all, officials announced Wednesday. The trade-off is students and teachers will have to make up the day by going to classes on a Saturday. Responding to disgruntled...

Lawmakers taking look at N.C. rules on annexing

After holding a series of public hearings across the state, a special House study committee voted Wednesday to recommend that a temporary moratorium be placed on all involuntary and satellite municipal annexations. If adopted after the General Assembly goes into...

Armed robber is back at work

The shotgun-toting robber suspected in as many as nine other robberies in recent weeks probably struck again early this morning, police said. Police were still investigating an incident reported around 6 a.m. today. Police Sgt. Chad Calloway said he was...

Man faces charges in shooting near school

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office charged a Goldsboro man with shooting a sign outside Northwest Elementary School. The Pikeville-Princeton Road School was letting out classes around 4 p.m. Wednesday when shots were reportedly fired, Capt. Tom Effler said. Deputies were...

School district honors volunteers and partners

An Army captain based in Kinston was named Volunteer of the Year for Wayne County Public Schools for efforts by soldiers in his unit at North Drive Elementary School. The school system recognized outstanding volunteers at each of the public...

Tickets on sale for shrimp and lobster fest

Think you might be interested in a lobster or shrimp dinner next week? Then call the Partnership for Children of Wayne County by Friday and order your shrimp or lobster meal. Holding its 4th annual Lobster and Shrimp Fest, the...

Gang conference Friday at JSCC

KENANSVILLE -- Eastpointe is sponsoring a conference on gang psychology entitled "One Child, One Plan, One Team," on Friday at James Sprunt Community College. The purpose is to help parents and professionals identify the warning signs that a child might...

Public record

Armed robbery Goldsboro resident Thomas Ellis said he was robbed Wednesday at gunpoint while loading up his work truck in the 600 block of East Royall Avenue, police reported. A black man with a medium build, weighing about 222 pounds,...