Log in

Sign up

July 15, 2012 archives

View Archive

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sentencings delayed, again

Sentencing has been delayed again for three men involved in a bid-rigging scheme involving Wayne County Public Schools. David Lee Tedder, 50, of Selma and former school employees Danny Lee Langley, 54, of Snow Hill and Earl Wayne Rhodes, 58,...

A message from the editor

Being the editor of a daily newspaper does not often lend itself to joyous interactions with mankind. In fact, much of my day is occupied by politicians, crime news and what the latest Washington misstep is doing to damage the...

A prayer, answered

It started with an e-mail, a random one that ended up in the News-Argus' general mailbox. It was chance that it landed there -- and it was dicey that it would have been forwarded, not with the spam blockers and...

Dixon to face a new Dem in House battle

A new Democratic candidate has stepped up to run against Re-publican Rep. Jimmy Dixon in the state House District 4 race. The need for a new challenger occurred when Delores Kennedy, the original Democratic candidate, pulled out of the...

Study finds art is $2.8 million industry in Wayne County

At the Arts Council of Wayne County's Arts and Economic Prosperity Study announcement Wednesday, there were signs of Goldsboro's embrace of the arts and culture all around -- and that was just the Arts Council's new building. Wayne Martin,...

School system principals, administrators on the move

New principals, assistant principals, and curriculum specialists for the 2012-13 school year have been announced for Wayne County Public Schools. Administrative changes for principals will be made at Brogden Middle, Dillard Middle, Meadow Lane Elementary, Northwest Elementary, and Rosewood...

Fire on Rouse Farm Road

Firefighters douse a smoldering building with water Saturday night on N.C. 55 at Rouse Farm Road. The building, used for storage of Julius Rouse's many antiques, caught fire while he was cooking in the back of it. Propane tanks...

Blood drive schedule

Following is the July blood drive schedule for the Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross: July 17 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at Excell Linde Goldsboro. July 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3HC Home, Health...

Hospital earns accreditation and Gold Seal of Approval from Joint Commission

Wayne Memorial Hospital has earned a Gold Seal of Approval from and has been accredited by The Joint Commission by demonstrating compliance with the commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation, which is...

Student awarded for donation efforts

Yamiaya Dunn, a recent graduate of Goldsboro High School, has won a $50 gift card from the American Red Cross. She won the card by sponsoring a blood drive back in May at her school. Miss Dunn exceeded her...

Write-in candidates campaigning in Districts 3 and 5

Their names won't be on the ballots Tuesday, but at least two Goldsboro citizens are asking for write-in votes in the city's municipal election in an effort to throw a wrench into the plans of candidates who filed before...

Write-in injecting partisanship in nonpartisan race

Goldsboro's municipal elections have always been spared the divisive political climate associated with partisan races, but those non-partisan races based on local issues could soon be a thing of the past as the Wayne County Republican Party has thrown...

Mayor: Jinnette v. King

Mayor Al King is seeking his third full term as mayor but faces a challenge from Henry Jinnette in the July 17 municipal general election. King received 4,067 votes -- 63.88 percent of total votes cast -- at the...

Jinnette as a business recruiter? Maybe, maybe not

It's a familiar refrain printed on each of Henry Jinnette's fliers: "The only candidate with experience bringing new business to Goldsboro." On handbills he says he has passed out to city employees and at churches there is a list...

District 6: Kasey v. Aycock

District 6 Councilman Jackie Warrick's decision to not run for re-election this year has led to a race in the northeast portion of the city between two city government newcomers in Gene Aycock and Fran Kasey. Both candidates have...

District 4: Clark v. Williams

District 4 Councilman Rev. Charles Williams will seek his fifth term on the Goldsboro City Council during the municipal election July 17, but is being challenged by educator Tondalayo Clark. Williams received 668 votes -- 72.77 percent of votes...

District 3: Goodman v. Farlow

The race for the vacated seat of District 3 Councilman Don Chatman features a newcomer taking on a council veteran as Ben Farlow will oppose former Councilman William Goodman. Farlow said he would like to see the city prioritize...

District 1: Pritchard v. Headen

Incumbent Michael Headen will defend his seat from challenger and Goldsboro newcomer Kyle Pritchard in the race for the Goldsboro City Council's District 1 seat. For the 27-year-old Pritchard, the campaign got off to a rough start when a...

District 5: Allen running unopposed

Mayor Pro Tempore Chuck Allen, running unopposed in the District 5 City Council race, hopes to continue progress by serving a fourth term in the seat he has held since 1999.  Allen, 50, said he initially ran for City...

District 2: Broadaway also unopposed

Running unopposed for the vacated District 2 seat of Bob Waller, Bill Broadaway aims to maintain balance in the city if he's elected to serve on Goldsboro's City Council. Broadaway, 67, has lived in Goldsboro since 1991, but said...

Public record

Obtaining property by false pretenses The State Employees Credit Union, 1804 N. Berkeley Blvd., found out Thursday it had been duped for the amount of $275. An unknown subject passed through the credit unions drive through Monday and submitted to...

Protest against city crime provides no answers

It was an argument that effectively ended what had been an otherwise lackluster protest Saturday morning, one which was all at once about politics, violence and parenting. But in bringing it to an end, the verbal sparring also punctuated...

Grant putting technology in trained student, teacher hands

Wayne County Public Schools' sizable military student population is enabling the system to add more than $1 million in instructional technology that will benefit all students at seven county schools. School board members Monday night were updated on the...