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Sunday, May 3, 2009

'Viva Goldsboro' held Saturday

Willie Cartagena of the Hispanic Community Development Center said the organization's "Viva Goldsboro" celebration held on Saturday did better than he expected for a first-time festival. The public's participation was sporadic, starting out slow in the morning and picking up...

Reality check

Antonio Houpe became a father at 16 -- and it wasn't easy. "Life smacked me in the face," he says now, at age 19. "Now, I can't do nothing. can't go out with my boys, now I have got to...

Six students from Wayne to attend Governor's School

Six students from Wayne County Public Schools have been accepted to attend Governor's School this summer. Governor's School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically and intellectually gifted high school students in the nation. The program is open...

Sherman named jailer of the year

Mary Sherman was working part-time at O'Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center when someone suggested she try a new line of work. The job was as a detention officer at the Wayne County Jail, which she knew would mean a major...

Seven Springs festival Saturday

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The oldest town in Wayne County will celebrate its history on Saturday, May 9, when Seven Springs residents reach back in time to their roots during the Ole Timey Days festival. The event is in its...

Postal carrier food drive Saturday

Goldsboro residents are being urged to contribute to the annual food drive sponsored by postal letter carriers. The drive will be held Saturday, May 9. The goal this year is to collect 18,000 pounds of non-perishable food to benefit...

GHS grad answers new call to serve overseas

WASHINGTON D.C. -- For 24 hours, Karl Eikenberry was unemployed. No longer an Army brigadier general and not yet the newest U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, the former Goldsboro High School football player said he spent that time reflecting. "The last...

Mental health activities scheduled

One out of every five Americans will one day require some form of mental health services. It is a figure that may surprise some, but shining light on mental health issues such as mental disabilities, mental illness and subsistence abuse...

Wayne wary of swine flu

What does the swine flu mean to citizens of Wayne County? Health Director James Roosen discussed some of the basics as they pertain to the area community, speaking with the News-Argus on Friday afternoon. "People may be concerned about this...

Goldsboro City Council continues work on 2009-10 budget decisions

Budget issues, energy concerns, the Fourth of July Jaycees parade and planning and engineering agenda items will be discussed Monday at the city council's special work session and regular meeting. The council will continue its discussion of the proposed 2009-10...