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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Alleged 'Internet Cafe' robber photo released

Police released a photo Wednesday afternoon of a man who allegedly robbed an "Internet cafe" at gunpoint on Sunday, authorities said.The business, called "Cyber Connect 2," lost an undisclosed amount of money when a black male entered the business between...

Three students named Teaching Fellows

Three Wayne County students have been chosen as recipients of the N.C. Teaching Fellows scholarship, while three others will serve as alternates. Each year, 500 of the scholarships are awarded to outstanding students planning to become teachers. The Teaching Fellow...

City Council hears update on repair project

Within the next several weeks, the 84-inch corrugated metal pipe that failed near the intersection of Spence Avenue and Elm Street, forcing the closure of the popular thoroughfare, will be replaced. But City Engineer Marty Anderson said the project...

Getting ready for the show

Caroline Grady, 5, of Seven Springs, coaxes her goat into its pen at the Wayne County Fairgrounds this morning. The 62nd Annual Wayne County Junior Livestock Show and Sale will begin this evening with the meat goat show at 6...

Jimmy Kornegay found, safe

MOUNT OLIVE -- Despite a night spent lying on the ground and having to chase off coyotes, the first thing that former town commissioner Jimmy Kornegay wanted to know when rescuers reached him mid-morning Tuesday was who had won the...

District responds to NAACP complaint

A complaint filed against Wayne County Public Schools in December by the NAACP alleging resegregation and unconstitutional practices is now in the hands of the Office of Civil Rights, officials said. Both the NAACP and school officials said they are...

The News-Argus is 125 today

Grover Cleveland had just been inaugurated as the 22nd president. The United States flag carried only 38 stars. Mark Twain had just published his new novel, "Huckleberry Finn." A practical automobile wouldn't be invented for another year. The zipper...

Duplin Education Foundation offering scholarships

The Duplin County Education Foundation is taking applications for several county scholarships. Applications and descriptions of scholarships are available at www.duplinschools.net. The deadline for application is April 16. Check with your guidance counselor for your local school deadline. Available scholarships...

New Bern looking for descendants for 300th anniversary celebration

As New Bern prepares to celebrate its 300th anniversary, a group has come together to discuss ways to honor their ancestors. The focus is on the families of New Bern and Craven County, but organizers say many of those have...

Public record

School vandalism A Plexiglas window was broken and two window screens were damaged in a breaking and entering attempt at Carver Heights Elementary School on Monday night, Goldsboro police reported. Authorities said, though, it did not appear that anyone had...

Police searching for armed robbery suspects

ROSEWOOD -- Three men wearing toboggans and bandannas to conceal their faces robbed a Domino's Pizza franchise on Martin Road on Monday night, Goldsboro police said. The robbery reportedly started when delivery driver Michael Gardner returned to the business...

Mount Olive College hosts luncheon for scholarship recipients, donors

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive College held its annual Scholarship Luncheon on March 25 to give students an opportunity to meet and thank the benefactors who help support their educational goals. Donor Margaret Ard of Pink Hill feels it is...