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Monday, September 7, 2009

Officials take aim early at stopping dropouts

Guidance counselors -- and a commitment form for students to sign -- are being touted as another option for discouraging high school dropouts. Concerned about the dropout rate, the district distributed the form to area high schools this year as...

On garbage detail ...

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first installment of a new series by News-Argus reporter Laura Collins. She will be spending time doing various jobs around the community. The Company: Goldsboro Sanitation Department The Job: Refuse truck sanitation worker The Location:...

Riverkeeper takes message downstream

The Neuse River is near the top of the list of unhealthy American rivers, but that's not stopping one man from kayaking the waterway from Raleigh all the way to New Bern. In fact, that's why he's doing it. John...

Johnston animal shelter holding open house

SMITHFIELD -- Johnston County Animal Services will hold an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Pet Adoption Center at 115 Shelter Way in Smithfield. The public is invited. Tours will be given and a...

Public record

Armed robbery *A black male reportedly entered Skylight Mini-Mart on Ash Street around 12:20 a.m. Saturday and attempted to stab an employee with a large knife. Jameel Almegist told police he struggled with the subject, who grabbed a cash...

City Council has light agenda for Tuesday

Action is expected to be taken on three planning items at Tuesday's Goldsboro City Council meeting. The first -- a site and landscape plan for New Hope Resale Shop -- will be presented to the council for approval before two...

Rockets on their way back home

Hundreds of members of the 336th Rocketeers are expected to return to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base early Tuesday morning and later this week, marking the end of the squadron's four-month tour at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The group, which includes...

Hundreds of 4th FW airmen set to return from war Tuesday

Hundreds of members of the 4th Fighter Wing are expected to return to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Tuesday and later this week, marking the end of a four-month tour at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. For more on the story as...