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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Red Cross honors local volunteers

Makayla Newcomb can be found at a lot of Wayne County's blood drives, signing donors in at the door and giving out snacks and drinks after they've given blood. She never stands around asking what she should do, but...

A new friend

Alissa Herriage, 5, plays with a cat in front of Herman Park Center Tuesday evening while her older sister is at dance practice. Alissa's mother, Rachel, said, "We are thinking about adopting him, but her sister and I are both...

County OKs jail study

Wayne County could have a nearly 220-bed minimum security satellite jail within two years as it works toward a larger judicial center that would house the Sheriff's Office as well. It appears the Wayne County commissioners have abandoned the...

Heavy rain costing Fremont money

FREMONT -- Heavy rains this summer have limited Fremont's ability to use its wastewater spray fields, forcing town officials to send more wastewater to Goldsboro for treatment. Members of the Fremont Board of Aldermen discussed the issue at their...

Pikeville man faces child porn charges

A Pikeville man under investigation by the Havelock Police Department since August for allegedly distributing child pornography over an Internet network could also be charged federally, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. Andrew Floyd Fabian, 58, of 209 Duck...

Dancing event set for Saturday

A fundraiser to raise money to fight cancer will be held Saturday night in downtown Goldsboro. Stars Dancing for Cures will feature 19 area residents who are either cancer survivors, currently fighting the disease or dancing in memory of...

Alleged shooter is charged

One man is in custody following a shooting in Pikeville Saturday. Macarius Mandeville, 35, 108 Lisa Drive Lot 28, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and is currently being held in the Wayne County...

Building young lives

One of the occupational hazards of being a high school carpentry teacher is the array of people it brings to your office door. "I actually know that something is in the works," Mike Gurley said with a laugh. Those...

Crime of the week

On Friday, Sept. 12, 25-year-old Ed Chavarria Novales reported being at the 100 block of North John Street in Goldsboro at approximately 1 a.m. with 27-year-old Christopher Osorio when an unknown subject struck him in the head with a beer...

Bike the Boro created with charities in mind

This September, anyone shopping for bicycle gear -- helmets, fingerless gloves, those spandex shorts that hug the thigh -- could be in for a disappointment. The shelves might well have been cleared by now. The first annual Bike The...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

City man confronted by shotgun at door

A Goldsboro man answered a knock at his door Monday night, only to be greeted by the barrel of a shotgun. According to a Goldsboro police report, Chicarno Lasale Raynor, 42, was not harmed when an unknown subject fired...

POW/MIA ceremony

Senior Airman Khristin Wampner lights a candle at the ceremonial table at Heritage Hall on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Monday evening, marking the beginning of POW/MIA recognition week. The hats on the table represent each branch of the...

Video slot machines seized from sweepstakes cafe in city

The doors are shut and the license has been pulled from a local Internet sweepstakes cafe after an investigation conducted by the Goldsboro Police Department. Cedric Lee Britt, 77, owner of Internet World, 1811 N. Berkeley Blvd., was charged...

Guilty on both charges

Some shed tears for the 34-year-old who lost his life June 14, 2012. Others were moved by the notion that their loved ones -- the two Wayne County teenagers convicted of murdering Kevin Bell -- had been found guilty....

Citizen complains to city about park maintenance

Johnny McCoy arrived at the Goldsboro City Council meeting Monday night with long weeds in one hand and long strands of grass in the other, all collected at Stoney Creek Park. Officials are not keeping the grass at the...

Gas station clerk runs to back to escape robbers

A gas station clerk thwarted armed robbers early this morning by locking himself in a back room, according to a police report. The incident took place at 1:04 a.m. at the Kangaroo gas station at 1601 E. Ash St....

Monday, September 15, 2014

C.B. Aycock ready for expansion plan

School officials are hoping that more classrooms and an expanded cafeteria at Charles B. Aycock High School will relieve some of the overcrowding at the district's largest high school. In the eight years Dr. Earl Moore has been principal at...

Board still unsure of rules for solar farms

Wayne County is the sixth-leading county in the state when it comes to investments in solar energy projects. Yet the county continues to struggle with crafting rules regulating the facilities even as plans continue for more of them to...

Local supporters gather to watch Miss North Carolina compete

To the casual observer, it was as if they were active participants -- the tiara- and sash-clad women who gathered in a Wayne County living room Sunday evening to witness what they hoped would be a Miss America victory...

Group to save historic homes

In an ongoing effort to revitalize and renew interest in the downtown area, Goldsboro Historic Properties, LLC, has formed to buy and restore historic homes. GHP, which started doing business this spring, just closed on its first historic home...

Mount Olive man escapes scissors attack

A Mount Olive man is recovering after fighting off an alleged attack by a would-be robber wielding a pair of scissors Sunday. According to a Goldsboro police report, Henry Oates, 52, of Thunder Swamp Road, told police he was...

Local woman writes financial self-help book

LaVonne C. Hicks said she was driving back to her home in Goldsboro after making a presentation in Charlotte when she was divinely inspired to turn her presentation into a book. Her financial self-help book, "Who Wants to be...

Downtown advocates get 'iced'

Members of Goldsboro Historic Properties completed the Ice Bucket Challenge last week after being challenged by the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corp. They completed the challenge in the front yard of their first historic home renovation project at 412 N....

Goldsboro police investigate after early morning shooting

The Goldsboro Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place in the early morning hours Sunday. Officers found Terrance Walker, 28, of Alabama Avenue, sitting on the steps of a residence at 712 E. Mulberry St. at 3:23...

Guilty

The two teenagers charged in connection with the 2012 shooting death of 34-year-old Kevin Bell were convicted, moments ago, by a Wayne County jury. For complete coverage of the verdict, including reaction from the courtroom, follow the News-Argus in print...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Principals recognized for work on national education project

pmoore@newsargus.com Two Wayne County Public Schools administrators are among 150 nationwide recognized by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for successfully completely work connected to a pilot and field study for National Board Principal Certification. Dr. Earl Moore, principal...

Pikeville cemetery addition expected to open soon

PIKEVILLE -- Town officials are in the process of determining prices for new lots in the expanding town cemetery. Town Commissioner Todd Smith, a member of the town board's cemetery committee, said a preliminary pricing plan has been developed. For...

County replaces two directors at higher salaries

Wayne County Manager George Wood continues to fill holes in his management staff having hired new directors for the Wayne Executive Jetport and the county's emergency medical services. Both will begin work on Monday, Sept. 22. The final hire,...

30 years of 'healthy'

Dr. Lee Adams, 89, had a smile and hug for everyone Saturday morning as he walked into the Goldsboro Family YMCA. After all, the people he meets there are like family, he said as he paused for another hug. And...

Board's expenses for travel 'worth it'

Wayne County commissioners have spent nearly $25,000 so far this year to travel to meetings in Washington, D.C., New Orleans and Asheville. The $12,187.15 that was spent on the Washington, D.C., trip was part of the 2013-14 fiscal year budget,...

Hospital approves 3 percent budget increase

How Wayne Memorial Hospital patients will be affected by an overall 3 percent rate increase in the coming year will depend on their insurance coverage as well as what services they receive, hospital officials say. But most patients covered by...

Settlement reached in employment case

MOUNT OLIVE -- A $35,000 settlement has been reached in a disability discrimination lawsuit filed against the SunBridge nursing home. The lawsuit was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of Margaret Washington, who was...

Voting begins for local dancers

Voting has begun and tickets are on sale for the fourth annual Dancing Stars of Wayne County. The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 17, at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets are on sale at the Wayne County Chamber of...

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