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Monday, July 25, 2011

Communities in Schools building backpacks with help from Walmart

Dropout prevention organization Communities In Schools of North Carolina is working this summer with Walmart to collect school supplies for economically-disadvantaged students in North Carolina. The 2011 "Build A Backpack" back-to-school supply drive is the largest school supply drive...

Friday shooting victim still hospitalized at Pitt Memorial

A Goldsboro man remains in Pitt Memorial Hospital for gunshot wounds he received around 2 a.m. Friday morning on a sidewalk of Lincoln Homes, a housing community of Goldsboro Housing Authority. Miguel Valdez Phillips, 23, of East New Hope...

Grand-in-Hand winners

News-Argus Advertising Director Reg Freemyer, left, presents a $1,000 check to Anne and Jamie Gurley, center. Standing with them are their Realtor Jeri Lyn Coker and Goldsboro and Wayne County Board of Realtors President Gay Elmore. The presentation was...

Johnston County contracts with Code Red

Johnston County has announced that it has contracted with Code Red, an emergency notification company, to provide emergency messages to its residents. In cases such as water outages and other emergency situations, the County will be able to call...

Public record

Break-ins *Edward John Ivey, 69, Green Drive, reported to Goldsboro police the theft of several items from his residence, including a $500 handgun, another handgun valued at $250 and $700 cash. There was also $100 worth of damage done...

Waynesborough Historical Village to pick up $6,000 more from city

Despite the loss of a major financial contributor, Waynesborough Historical Village will remain open seven days a week thanks to a $6,000 increase in funding from the city. The City Council voted last Monday to increase its budgeted contribution...

Officials: Results say grad coaches working

Introducing graduation coaches at two area high schools is making a difference, officials say. And not just in terms of ensuring students will graduate on time. At a time when budget cuts are common while unfunded mandates continue to rise,...

Local woman now waiting for a liver

Joan Williams has always enjoyed being part of the Wayne County Ladies Auxiliary, supporting the area firemen and community wherever she could. Currently, the president of the group she has participated in for more than 30 years, she said this...

Group makes hats for premature babies at Pitt

Janice Hill sat with her yarn and needle and began to crochet a hat -- not for herself, a loved one or even a friend, but a tiny cap for one of the premature babies fighting for its life at...