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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Goldsboro Council still eyeing possibility of buying Arts Council building

A final decision need not be reached until Aug. 1, but the city of Goldsboro has signed a contract that represents a tentative agreement to purchase the Arts Council of Wayne County's headquarters for $600,000. The document was signed Feb....

Residents form group to take bite out of crime

Nearly 25 people kicked off a neighborhood Crime Watch program at Wood Grove Church on Central Heights Road Monday evening. Those in attendance came from neighborhoods on both sides of U.S. 13 between Tommy's Road and Hood Swamp Road. Richard...

Officials say money best way to help victims in Japan

TY JOHNSON News-Argus Staff Writer As Japanese officials and scientists continue to deal with the partial meltdown of a nuclear reactor stemming from a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11, two relief organizations in Wayne County are actively...

Wayne County schools planning band concert

Approximately 120 band members from Wayne County Public Schools will showcase their talents on Thursday at 7 p.m. during the 2011 All County Band Festival at Dillard Middle School. Leading up to the annual event, students from 14 middle and...

Program helps felons find jobs, start over

When Carolyn Thomas looks at the former convicts who come to her for help finding a job, she sees her son, a felon who was unable to find work to keep him from turning back to a life of crime....

Friendship leads neighbors to organize benefit for Abby

Robin Coor Casey cried as she talked about the bravery and faith of 14-year-old Abby Keen of Grantham that a liver transplant will enable her to recover from primary sclerosing cholangitis, a rare liver disease found in children. Despite a...

Mount Olive looking for money to fix sewer plant

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive Town Manager Charles Brown was on his way early today to Raleigh to hand-deliver an application for a $50,000 grant that town officials are hopeful will eventually lead to correcting a host of design...

Public record

Alleged copper thieves caught Three men were taken into custody Friday on charges of stealing copper wire and other items from a cell tower construction site on U.S. 13 South. Upon hearing the call, investigators with the Sheriff's Office responded...