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Friday, May 2, 2008

Career exploration

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Jarrod James, a ninth-grade student at Charles B. Aycock High School, says The Academy of Engineering Technologies has helped him develop as a person both inside and outside of the classroom. For more information see CBA High...

Slander suit filed in District 12 race

Attack ads from both camps in the race for the Republican nomination for the state Senate District 12 seat have escalated, and now one candidate has filed a lawsuit in Wake County Superior Court. Nena Reeves, of Clayton, filed the...

CBA High School engineering school students learn about problem-solving and possibilities

A year ago, Jarrod James had no idea what engineering was, much less an interest in pursuing it as a career. He was an eighth-grader at Norwayne Middle School then. Now, he is a freshman at Charles B. Aycock High...

Rainfall takes edge off drought

Wayne County residents' lawns might now officially be safe, thanks to the recent rain. The recent rainfall has moved the county from the moderate drought category to the lowest and least crucial category of all -- abnormally dry, the North...

Duplin primary voters increase

KENANSVILLE -- The number of registered voters in Duplin County has grown rapidly in the last few months, with most registering as unaffiliated, giving them the chance to vote in either the Democratic or Republican primary. Since Jan. 1, more...

Her secret to living to 100? Taking life's twists in stride

Velma Smith, in her wheelchair in a sunroom at Brian Center Thursday, knew the reason for the balloons and cake brought in by her family. "How old are you, Mama?" one of her children asked. "100," she said softly. She...

Officials: 581 didn't need a new stoplight

The traffic flow at the intersection of N.C. 581 and Pikeville-Princeton Road northwest of Goldsboro was enough to warrant converting what had been a two-way stop into a four-way, but not enough for a stoplight, state Dept. of Transportation officials...

Public record

Beer bottle assault While attempting to use the bathroom at Camron's Club House, Wednesday night, Steven Wayne Wiggins Jr., 21, was reportedly hit in the face with a beer bottle by a man that he knows, according to a police...

Local business gives grant for Stoney Creek Park

The Stoney Creek Park Alliance recently received a $2,500 grant from Cooper Bussman for its environmental excellence. Alliance chairman Peter Roethling said that the grant was a direct result of the successful Walk It Out Goldsboro. Cooper Bussman has not...

Armed robbers from bank parking lot arrested

Goldsboro police investigators charged a Charlotte man and another this week after a Monday robbery that sounded all too familiar. A month-long, 12-robbery crime spree ended with the arrest of Anthony Jerome Lee late last week. But spokesmen for Goldsboro...