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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Swinging toward summer

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Carmen Jackson, left, pushes her 7-year-old niece, Elizabeth Carter, on the swings at Herman Park this morning. Elizabeth, a student at Edgewood Community Developmental School, spent one of her first mornings out of school with her aunt...

Days Inn asbestos not public health threat

With crews expected to begin removing asbestos from the Days Inn sometime this month, Goldsboro Chief Building Inspector Ed Cianfarra has been working to reassure nearby residents and businesses that the process won't pose any danger to them or anyone...

County pilots cancer vaccine

A landmark clinical trial for melanoma patients is being touted as a positive alternative to chemotherapy, with Goldsboro having the only site in the state offering the experimental vaccine. Dr. James Atkins of Southeastern Medical Oncology Center said today he...

Six arrested for spree of 60 break-ins

Four young men and two teens have spent the last few months ransacking cars, yards, businesses and one home in their neighborhoods, authorities allege. Wayne County Sheriff's Office Capt. Tom Effler said Tuesday that investigators have pinned 60 recent larcenies...

Free fans will help keep seniors cool

WAGES employees were at Lowe's Home Improvement this morning to buy up to 20 fans that will be given away to the area's senior citizens in an effort to help them make the summer's early stifling heat a little more...

Golden K Kiwanis' tutelage keeps kids on right track

Most weeks during the school year, Archie Bynum sets up camp at a table outside a fourth-grade classroom at Northeast Elementary School at Pikeville, gathering several students around for a math lesson. They may check multiplication and division tables one...

LaGrange insurance agent arrested

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Jim Long announced the arrest of Terri Lynn Spence, 34, of 2860 Sybil Drive, Kinston, on four counts of embezzlement by an insurance agent and one count of obtaining property by false pretense. She was processed...