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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Three named finalists for Teacher of the Year

Three finalists for Wayne County Public Schools' Teacher of the Year have been announced, with the district-wide winner to be named at a banquet on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Goldsboro Country Club. In the spring, each of the 31...

'Stuff the Bus' raises $6,760 in supplies for schools

More than $6,500 worth of school supplies were collected last week during a "Stuff the Bus" campaign sponsored by Communities in School. On Friday, a large yellow school bus parked in the News-Argus parking lot was the drop-off point....

Getting a look at the year ahead

Fifth-grader Josean Artis, 11, looks over paperwork as his mother, Tara Wells, center, and teacher Aaryn Fazarkerly chat during Dillard Middle School's open house Tuesday evening. Students and parents flooded the halls to meet teachers and prepare for the...

Man found slain in Duplin

WARSAW -- An autopsy was to be performed this morning at the state medical examiner's Jacksonville office on the body of a black man that was found early Tuesday morning lying beside an isolated stretch of road just west of...

Drug raid nets $250,000 in cocaine

Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies converged on a Wayne County home Tuesday afternoon -- and their meticulous planning of the raid paid off to the tune of roughly $250,000 worth of cocaine. Members of the Wayne County...

Keen asks for school spending plans

Wayne County Commissioner Steve Keen said Tuesday morning that he was "not calling out" the Wayne County Board of Education, but that he wanted the board to set down on paper how it planned to distribute a $130,000 windfall for...

Future of Goldsboro urban area focus of discussions

In discussions with both the Goldsboro Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Goldsboro Rotary Club this week, consultant Dale Holland spelled out what factors will allow for additional growth within the city's outlying urbanized area and how the revamped land...

Honoring county centenarians

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners wants to honor Wayne County's centenarians. If you have a friend or family member who is turning 100 years old and you would like them to receive a personal letter of congratulations from the...

Teachers getting ready

Carver Elementary pre-school teachers Debbie Hughes, left, and April Sasser get their room ready Tuesday for their small students who will return on Monday....

Feeding teachers

Members of the Grantham Grange provided  breakfast Tuesday morning for the teaching staff and retired teachers of Grantham School. The Grange has been preparing breakfast for the staff for many years....

Field day

Hannah Williams, 9, jumps over the bar in the obstacle race during 4-H Field Day at the Wayne Center. Twenty-two children took part in the annual field day. The day was filled with fun activities and team building exercises....

Mulberry, Center Street intersection to be closed

Those traveling downtown will need to be wary of another closing due to construction on Goldsboro's Center Street Streetscape project. Beginning Thursday, the intersection of Mulberry and Center streets will be closed for about three weeks. Mulberry Street, which...

Fremont board makes no changes to Internet cafe rules

FREMONT -- The Fremont Town Board opted not to alter the town's ordinance concerning setback requirements between Internet cafes Tuesday night, a decision that will continue to mandate a separation of at least 500 feet between such gaming establishments....

DGDC holding downtown photo contest

The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. is accepting entries for a photo contest today through Sept. 21 with the 12 selected finalist photos to be featured in the 2013 Downtown Goldsboro Calendar. The Goldsboro Area Photography Club will select 12...

Public record

Prowler Just after 3 a.m. Monday, Kristie Marquod, 39, 207 Creek Ridge Drive, was awakened by her sons. The boys heard something outside their window. When she wen outside to investigate she was alarmed to find a man standing on...

Buck Swamp residents keep gas station from rejoining city limits

Less than two months after residents in the Buck Swamp area were released from the Goldsboro city limits, two of them were at the Goldsboro City Council meeting attempting to prevent a convenience store and gas station there from...