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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Local man beats injury, back at restaurant

When Bryan Lewis shakes your hand, his fingers don't close around yours. The paralysis from the October 2010 car accident is still there. But he greets you with a confident smile that belies his grip. Determination radiates from him...

Mercury soars as Wayne County tries to keep cool

Cars on North Berkeley Boulevard whizz past the News-Argus marquee Saturday afternoon where the electronic screen showed the temperature topping out at a scorching 108 degrees. An unlucky traveler pushes his car along Cashwell Drive. He's dripping in sweat...

Marking the history of the night the bombs fell

EUREKA -- The crash was inevitable as soon as the right wing broke off a Seymour Johnson Air Force Base B-52 -- when the nose of the massive aircraft dove toward the ground. There would be an explosion -- a...

Deannexation takes effect, residents no longer part of city

Goldsboro's city limits shrank this morning and its population today is about 1,100 less than it was Saturday now that a state law officially deannexing the Phase 11 area from the city's jurisdiction has taken effect. It seems to...

District gets funds for schools with large military populations

Wayne County Public Schools has been awarded a $1.6 million grant to implement technology programs in seven schools that have a high concentration of military-connected students. The funding comes from the Department of Defense Education Activity Educational Partnership, grant...

Agencies competing for United Way grants

United Way of Wayne County is looking for a few volunteers -- and it's willing to reward the agencies that find them. Beginning today, UnitedWayne will issue a mini-grant challenge to all non-profit organizations in Wayne County through its...

Surveys sought for community health assessement

Have you taken the Wayne County Community Health Needs Assessment yet? The surveys, designed to address the major health and community issues locally, are still being collected through July. Officials with Wayne Memorial Hospital and the Wayne County Health...

Rocky mailroom mystery for county

It is an enigma that has Wayne County officials literally turning over rocks, or rather in this case, valuable minerals, as they try to unlock a mystery that was delivered to their mailroom. It all started when a large...

For parents, keeping kids safe is part of summer's challenge

Children may view summer as time to be spent outside playing, on trips to the beach and swimming, but for parents, it is a time to be concerned about sunburn, bug bites, poison ivy and other potential health problems....

Few items and knowledge can help keep child safe

When packing a first-aid kit with Band-Aids, gauze, tape, ointments and other items required to take care of the lumps, bumps, cuts and bruises that children sustain, don't forget to include emergency numbers and a dose of common sense....

Banquet planned for Purple Heart heroes

They want to honor men and women who have sacrificed for their country, but don't yet know who to invite. They envision an evening of fellowship, storytelling and standing ovations, but need a cadre of volunteers -- and donors...

Goldsboro Jaycees accepting outstanding citizen awards

The Goldsboro Jaycees are accepting nominations for outstanding citizens in several categories. The winners will be recognized at the annual Distinguished Service Awards reception on July 23. Nominees for the Distinguished Service Award should demonstrate exemplary qualities of leadership,...

Residents' cime worries have potential budget effects

What started out as a small meeting with Mayor Al King ballooned into a small demonstration Friday at City Hall when more than 25 supporters turned out for the meeting with city officials on the violent crime issues facing...

Agent: Health care decision changes little for most people

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision Thursday upholding the Affordable Healthcare Act and its individual mandate component, local insurance agents are not expecting an immediate influx of people looking for health coverage. Ed Spence, who, among other types,...

Local health professionals take wait-and-see attitude

Local health care professionals are taking a wait-and-see attitude about the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the national health care law. William Paugh, president and CEO of Wayne Memorial Hospital, said he was one of many people confused when...