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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Teacher pleads in sex case

Prosecutors reduced two felony sex offenses to misdemeanors against a former Southern Wayne High School teacher on Tuesday morning. Assistant District Attorney Paige Rouse said that conflicting witness statements led the state to believe that prosecution on felony sex charges...

When they grow up ...

Marquis Greenfield and Arlin Castellanos, students at Brogden Middle School, want to be doctors when they grow up. Emily Jones, also from Brogden, one day "may be a detective." Leea Williamson, who attends Grantham School, is weighing the options between...

Kenan High principal: Consolidation is right

KENANSVILLE -- Consolidation is the right move for Duplin County students, James Kenan High School Principal Charlie Blanchard said Monday at the Duplin County Board of Commissioners' meeting. At one time, Duplin County had a high school "at every...

Flowers announces run for school board

Former Wayne County commissioner Arnold Flowers, a native of the Indian Springs community, announced Tuesday his intentions to file for the District 5 seat on the county Board of Education now held by George Moye. Moye has filed for...

Smith: Accuracy of census important

Wayne County Manager Lee Smith on Tuesday morning renewed his plea for county residents to do their part to ensure the 2010 census accurately reflects the county's population. "The 2010 census will determine the future of our county and...

Fremont residents complain about power rates

More than 30 Fremont residents attended Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting to discuss their electric bills. At their December meeting, board members decided that beginning in January, the town was going to increase electric rates by 4 percent....

Public record

Break-ins *The Wayne County Sheriff's Office reported that an Old Grantham Road home had been broken into and ransacked, and property worth $5,600 had been taken. Debbie Pennell reported the break-in Monday night around 8:30, according to the report....

Seven Springs to hold concert Friday

SEVEN SPRINGS -- The Seven Springs town hall will be stomping Friday to the sounds of local musician Samantha Casey and the Bluegrass Jam. Tickets are on sale now and will be available at the door for the concert,...

Driver runs over officer's foot during traffic stop

A Goldsboro woman was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer after driving over the officer's foot, causing minor injury, police said. Laura Ann Glaspie, 46, of Gainey Drive, was jailed under a $25,000 bond...

City hires Parks and Rec director

City Manager Joe Huffman confirmed early this afternoon that the city has hired Ruben Wall as its new Parks and Recreation director. For complete coverage of the hire, see Thursday's News-Argus....