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Monday, August 24, 2009

Eastern Wayne student charged in false BB gun report

An Eastern Wayne High School student is charged with lying to Wayne County Sheriff's Office deputies about how he really got shot with a BB gun at the school earlier this month, authorities said.Dahamoney Hakem Murchison, 18, is charged with...

WARM Hearts mentors share time, companionship with local youths

The word "mentor" means teacher, but for the children and teens in the Wayne Area Role Models mentoring program, it also translates to "pool party." The WARM Hearts party at the YMCA swimming pool was just one of the...

New meth production technique hits Wayne

Whether they call it "shake 'n bake" or the "one-pot method," it is a new, simple and extremely dangerous way to make the illicit and toxic stimulant methamphetamine -- and it has already hit Wayne County. Meth-makers could be...

Date set for chili cookoff fundraiser for charity

It's time to break out the running shoes and chili recipes. The Community Soup Kitchen of Goldsboro is gearing up for its annual Really Chili Challenge and 2 Hot 2 Trot 5K Road Run on Oct. 24. Runners and cooking...

County's parking lot rules revamped

The new parking lot standards voted into existence by Wayne County commissioners were the second of two zoning ordinance changes being promoted as tools to ensure more orderly and attractive growth. However, before enacting the rules, the board agreed...

Symphony seeks youth chamber musicians

Special to The News-Argus The North Carolina Symphony has created the North Carolina Symphony Young All-Stars, a new chamber orchestra for advanced high school musicians, led by its music director Grant Llewellyn in partnership with the Triangle's Philharmonic Association and...

Red Cross plans special 'storm' drive

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have a special blood drive Aug. 29 from noon to 3 p.m. at Berkeley Mall. Red Cross staff will be giving out hurricane information -- everything you need to know...

Kitty Askins volunteers launch $4M capital campaign

Kitty Askins Hospice Center volunteers are looking for donors to help with an expansion project that would add 12 more beds to the facility. Late last year, Kitty Askins received state approval to proceed with a plan to double its...

His brother's turn

Carson and Victor Thomas have always been the best of friends, perhaps because they were part of a military family and came to rely on one another. They are in many ways typical siblings -- taking turns teasing and roughhousing,...