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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Help us 'Stuff the Bus'

It's that time of year again. School is starting and the News-Argus wants to help Wayne County's needy students get off to a good start. But to make this event a success, we need your help. We need everything from...

Fremont STEP money in doubt

mcaulder@newsargus.com FREMONT -- The freezing of money for the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center could hurt funding for the North Carolina Small Town Economic Prosperity Program that Fremont has been working with to boost economic development. For the past few...

Police arrest eight in city sting

jjoyce@newsargus.com A sting operation conducted by the Goldsboro and Mount Olive police departments netted eight arrests for soliciting prostitution in the 300 block of Royall Avenue on Tuesday. Arrests were made throughout the night and the suspects brought before a...

Library planning: Facilities committee talks with teams about Mount Olive project

sherring@newsargus.com The five design/build teams interested in building Mount Olive's new Steele Memorial Library agreed Tuesday that the existing design is a good one, although some noted that it is too expensive for the county's needs, with one even calling...

Students head to local camp to work on ancient art of handwriting cursive

bbarclay@newsargus.com Laney Forbey put a lot of time into creating her painting. She wanted it to be a monster, complete with a scary outfit and sharp teeth. "He's saying, 'Roar,'" the 8-year-old said. "I made him look like that." By...

Police still looking into Simmons murder case

jjoyce@newsargus.com The Goldsboro Police Department is continuing its investigation into the July 6 murder of 23-year-old Tyree Simmons. However, one man is in custody and no further arrests are expected. Investigators called the case, "purely domestic," in the early going...

Crime of the Week

On Feb. 6, an employee of the Friendly Check Cashing Store at 408 E. Ash St. reported that on Feb. 1, a black female came into the business and presented two checks totaling $12,564. Several days later, it was...

Despite low test weight, local millers still taking Wayne County wheat

newsintern1@newsargus.com Low test weight wheat produced this season as a result of heavy rains can still be sold to elevators, local experts say. "I don't know of anybody or any millers that's not working with the farmers to help them...