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Monday, July 2, 2012

Teens charged with murder

Two Goldsboro teenagers were arrested this afternoon for what Goldsboro police officers allege is their role in the June 14 murder of 34-year-old Kevin Terrell Bell. Stephon Deandre Jennings and Javonta Marquez Ellis are being held in Wayne County Jail....

Wayne teenage pregnancy rate decreasing

Teen pregnancy will probably always be a concern, local officials say, but thanks to collaboration among agencies in Wayne County and an increase in educational efforts, there is a "positive trend" in reducing the number of teenagers having babies. "We're...

Storm drops hail, some trees in county

Heavy rain and hail ranging from penny-to-near-golf-ball size pummeled Mount Olive for about 15 minutes Sunday afternoon while the storm's strong winds left branches and trees down across the area including on Thunder Swamp Road at N.C. 55 and on...

Sunday in the Park

Multiple vendors selling handmade jewelry, entertainers, the Arts Council of Wayne County and farmers selling their fresh fruit and vegetables withstood the 100-degree heat Sunday for Goldsboro's Parks and Recreation Sunday in the Park event. Sunday in the Park...

Library hires consultant to help devise strategic plan

A Charlotte-based consultant has been hired by the Wayne County Public Library to assist in the development of the library's $20,000 strategic plan -- a process that library Director Donna Phillips said will include public participation. "This is a management...

Korean War vets sought

About 1,500 Certificates of Appreciation have been requested through the N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs by Korean War veterans and family members as part of the U.S. Department of Defense's June launch of "The Year of the Korean War Veteran."...

Fourth of July closings

The Goldsboro News-Argus will be closed Wednesday for the July Fourth holiday and no paper will be published, but the newspaper will reopen Thursday for normal business. Local, state and federal offices, including banks and the post office, also will...

Have time off work? Some events regionally

Cary * Independence Eve performance by Applause! Cary Youth Theatre touring troupe at Sertoma Amphitheatre July 3 at 6:30 p.m. and Cary Town Band at 7:30 p.m. * Independence Day activities July 4 at Bond Park starting at 8:30 a.m.,...

Enjoy fireworks but be careful

With the Independence Day holiday coming up, people will be wanting to celebrate with fireworks of all kinds. In all the fun and excitement, don't forget about fireworks safety. Capt. Rob Loreman with the Goldsboro Fire Department offers these...

Plenty of ways to celebrate July Fourth in Wayne County

Wayne County residents will be treated to games, food, contests -- and of course, fireworks -- this year with several local events. After months of planning, members of the Mount Olive Exchange Club will treat Wayne County residents to...