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Monday, September 14, 2009

Volunteers offer assistance with tutoring as schools battle budget cuts

Despite the economic strain budget cuts have placed on school systems, tutoring options are still available for struggling students. Wayne County Public Schools strives to provide additional academic support during the year, officials said. The district has already felt the...

Tobacco and chickens: It's about more than just farming, it's about family

EDITOR'S NOTE: This the second installment of a new series by News-Argus reporter Laura Collins. She will be spending time doing various jobs around the community. The Company: Daw Farms The Job: Farmer The Location: Tobacco fields and poultry house...

Man, teen found dead in Mount Olive cemetery

MOUNT OLIVE -- A 16-year-old girl was found dead in Carver Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, shortly before the body of a man in his 20s was also found in the graveyard, authorities said. Maj. Brian Rhodes of the Mount...

DA not worried about law on guns, felons

Although he believes the case likely will show up in arguments posed by local defense attorneys, Wayne County District Attorney Branny Vickory downplayed the potential effect of the state Supreme Court's decision to make a one-man exception to a...

WIC program offers families healthier choices

Healthier foods will enhance the food plan offered through the Health Department's Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, program starting next month. Effective Oct. 1, the voucher- driven program will feature more fruits and vegetables and whole grains. The changes...

Suspect indicted in 2008 murder

A North William Street man implicated in the murder of Nidia Yubitza Carrerra Solorzano, 23, was among indictments this month. Cesar Becerril Romero, now 23, of Whispering Lane, Dudley, was 22 when Goldsboro police investigators charged him with an...