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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bank robber captured in Pikeville

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office S.W.A.T. and A.C.E. Teams assisted the Pikeville Police Department today in the capture of the man they say robbed the Heritage Bank in Pikeville on June 3. See tomorrow's News-Argus for the full story....

Grantham School and arts dominate hearing

The majority of speakers at Tuesday morning's public hearing on Wayne County's $161 budget proposal didn't appear interested in the total or even the tax rate. However, neither of the two issues they were interested in -- a new...

Firemen seek cost recoup

The $12,000 invoice the Goldsboro Fire Department recently submitted in hopes of recovering some of its cost associated with a lengthy wreck call is an example of why Wayne County needs a cost recovery ordinance for local fire departments, said...

Two die as result of Berkeley accident

A man and his wife both died of their injuries following a wreck that shut down a portion of North Berkeley Boulevard for more than an hour Monday. According to a Goldsboro Police report, Larry Bishop, 69, and Betty...

AmeriCorps team in town to help volunteer projects

A diverse team of young men and women recently arrived in Goldsboro, honing their leadership skills while rolling up their sleeves to volunteer with several agencies. AmeriCorps, a national program for ages 18-24, assigns groups to work in communities around...

WCC students receive Golden Leaf scholarships

Eighteen Wayne Community College Continuing Education students have received Golden LEAF Scholarships for the summer term. The students are Heather Baker, Bethany Evans, Tammy Freeman, Sharon Mack, Jessica Person and Brandon Wells, all in the Emergency Medical Services program;...

Special Olympics Summer Games winners announced

Wayne County sent 13 athletes and 6 coaches and chaperones to participate in the 2013 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games held in Raleigh. Wayne County athletes participated in aquatics and track and field events. Aquatics events included free...

Fremont budget given OK by board

FREMONT -- The Board of Alderman approved the town's nearly $900,000 spending plan for 2013-14 on Tuesday night, which includes increased fees for trash, power and water in the next year. Wayne Sanitary District increased its water purchase rate...

Ballerinas experience professional side of dance

While shopping at the grocery store with his mother, Joshua Grant would waltz up and down the aisles, frequently throwing in some fancy jumps. His mother would always tell him, "No pdb." The 10-year-old quickly learned that it meant...