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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Talking points

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Wayne County Board of Education member Shirley Sims, left, and county commissioner Efton Sager talk during a meeting between the Wayne County Board of Commissioners and the Wayne County Public Schools at the school system’s main office...

Three teens charged in player's shooting

WARSAW -- Three Duplin County teenagers who Warsaw Chief of Police R.P. Wood said were apparently "horsing around" with an AK-47 high-powered rifle have been charged in the shooting death last week of local high school football star Derrick Barden,...

School and county officials discuss plans

Improving the quality of education in Wayne County will take everyone coming to the table, officials said Tuesday. Even if it means spreading out a checkered tablecloth and offering a snack for the discussion. At the joint meeting of the...

Wayne County OKs 4-day work week tryout

Most Wayne County government offices will move to a four-day work week beginning Monday, Aug. 4. Rising fuel prices and the general higher cost of doing business are being cited for the move. County Manager Lee Smith, who announced the...

Local lawmakers weigh in on state budget

It's not a perfect budget, local lawmakers said as they cast their final votes on the state's new $21.4 billion spending plan Wednesday, but for most of them, it was a fair compromise. "I held my nose as I voted...

Singapore pilots coming to train with Seymour Johnson squadron

Members of the 4th Fighter Wing's 333rd Fighter Squadron are used to training air crews. They do more of it than any squadron of its kind in the Air Force. But Maj. Trent Hill admits they have never had a...

Public record

School Street School vandalized Jerri Thomas of the Wayne County Schools reported that 47 windows, eight Venetian blinds, a television and a computer monitor worth about $4,000 were damaged at the school. An officer found a rock on the floor...

Goldsboro's Pedestrian Plaza renamed Cornerstone

The Pedestrian Plaza off of Center Street will soon have a new name -- Cornerstone Commons. The plaza, which has been used for small events in the past few years, needed some sprucing up, Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. Director Julie...

Center Street Jam Thursday

Center Street Jam 2008 will continue Thursday with the Band of Oz in downtown Goldsboro. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., Center Street Jam is sponsored by the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. and is open to the public. There will be food...

Correction

William Dunevant wants it known that he is not the boyfriend of Denise Shirley Sistar, as was indicated in a story in Monday's edition. The story said she entered his home before an argument led to a police chase. Dunevant...