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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Five pounds of crystal meth in suspect's car wheel

DUDLEY -- Jose Alejandro Arcieniega-Moreno was reportedly nervous when Sgt. Mike Cox pulled him over on U.S. 70 West Saturday. Police say that nervous behavior is what led them to discover five pounds of crystal methamphetamine in a compartment...

New program targets recycling of pesticides

Violet Goodson of Mount Olive enjoys working with the plants in her yard and tries to be mindful in her use of pesticides. Nevertheless, she still worries about the environmental impact of those chemicals and the lack -- until...

Hotel company looks at site next to restaurant

Goldsboro lost the Days Inn motel on U.S. 70 in a windstorm last August, but new lodging might be on the way. The Planning Commission approved a site and landscape plan Monday night for a three-story, 44,730-square-foot hotel next...

County SAT scores up 23 points in 2007-08

Scholastic Aptitude Test scores in Wayne County Public Schools for 2007-08 increased by 23 points over the previous year, according to a report released Tuesday by the College Board. Area high schools had in-creases in every area, officials said....

Herman Park Center undergoes renovations

As Goldsboro officials prepare to debut their new fine arts academy, Herman Park Center has been undergoing a few renovations inside. Most notable among those has been the paint job -- no longer beige, but rather brightly colored. But...

State officials are on site

A team of about 10 state officials arrived at Cherry Hospital about noon Tuesday as the embattled psychiatric facility works to pull itself out of the jeopardy it has been under since Aug. 11. The immediate jeopardy, which places...

County's Code Red system gets first test during Tuesday's storm

Wayne County's new Code Red emergency alert system was utilized for the first time Tuesday when the National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the area of the county north of Dudley. Heavy rains caused some localized...

District attorney: Other agencies looking at Cherry

The State Bureau of Investigation has been enlisted to investigate the recent death of a Cherry Hospital patient, and local District Attorney Branny Vickory says the hospital has been "very cooperative" in the case. "Cherry has been absolutely open...