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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

WCC Adult High School students recognized for academic achievement

Wayne Community College's Adult High School Program recognized eight students for outstanding academic achievement in the spring 2013 semester. Sonta Allen and Tabitha Tucker were named to the Honors List for the first spring session. Keondra Cain, Erin Carteret,...

Strawberry fields, but not forever

Peyton Farfour, 1, enjoys a strawberry while her mother, Lisa, and brother, Ben, pick strawberries at the Cottle Farm Strawberry Patch on U.S. 117 South on Tuesday. Agriculture officials say strawberry growers have experienced a roller coaster season this...

185 marijuana plants seized

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office located and seized 185 marijuana plants from a wooded area off N.C. 111 South near Ditchbank Road Tuesday. The crop was spotted from the air during an eradication mission conducted by the WCSO Airwatch Team....

Alcohol ruled out in tractor crash

A tractor accident that claimed the lives of two people earlier this month was not caused by alcohol, local officials say. Terry Glenn Lee and his granddaughter, Kelsey Renee Davidson, 5, were killed when a pickup truck plowed into the...

Community college president urges vigilance with state budget

Wayne Community College continues to be strong in programming and enrollment, but in a precarious economic and budget-making climate, President Dr. Kay Albertson urged the board of trustees to be proactive with contacting legislators. "The budget, you know the governor...

Belk celebrates 125 years

Employees from Belk in Berkeley Mall dance in front of the store, celebrating the business's 125th anniversary this morning. A line of more than 100 people was standing at the entrance by 9 a.m. waiting on the store to...

Parks and Rec budget hits priorities

The recommended capital requests for Goldsboro Parks and Recreation in the proposed 2013-14 budget for the city of Goldsboro, although minimal, are in line with the priorities for the department, according to the Parks and Recreation master plan. The...

McDonald's helps workers pursue their college dreams

Four area students who have juggled school while working at McDonald's have received financial aid from the company to further their college education. Twelve students in eastern North Carolina were awarded the $1,000 Ray Kroc Youth Achievement Award Scholarships...

Legislators put stop to encroachment

Lawmakers in Raleigh are continuing to work to protect the state's military bases from encroachment. Just weeks after approving to regulate the building of wind farms in North Carolina, the General Assembly now has approved one bill requiring that...

Clarification

A story in Monday's News-Argus said that the N.C. Board of Funeral Services has revoked the pre-needs license of Rhodes Funeral Home at 708 S. Slocumb St. as a result of bookkeeping violations discovered during a three-month investigation that began...

Crime of the Week

Goldsboro/ Wayne Crime Stoppers On Tuesday, the Goldsboro Police Department received a report that between the hours of 10 and 10:25 a.m., a white man attempted to take a picture under the dress of a 31-year-old woman while she was...

Grantham Grange gives out awards

GRANTHAM -- The Grantham Grange held its second annual Community Service Awards last month at Selah Christian Church. April was Grange Month and the awards program was a way that the Grantham Grange can recognize outstanding people in the...

Boys and Girls Club teen director has big plans for his charges this summer

When former NBA player Anthony Teachey returned to Goldsboro nearly 10 months ago as the teen director at the Boys & Girls Club, he set out to make a positive difference. Now with the summer months fast approaching, Teachey...