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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Heavy rains cause Mount Olive sewer spill

MOUNT OLIVE -- Building enough pumping capacity into the town's sewer plant to handle the 7.5 inches of rain that fell over a 36-hour period earlier this month would be the equivalent of the town buying six snowplows on the...

Ex-Goldsboro Housing Authority officials sentenced

Two former employees of the Goldsboro Housing Authority who pleaded guilty in federal court to unlawful conversion of federal funds have been sentenced, one to seven months in prison followed by three years probation. The second was sentenced to...

NCDOH confirms six cases in state

The state Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the presence of enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, in six patients from North Carolina. The specimens that tested positive for EV-D68 were obtained from children ages 10 and under with respiratory...

It's almost fair time

Mud on the tires, the crunch of metal and the cheers of the crowd. It's baaaacccckkk. The Demolition Derby makes its much-anticipated return to the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair this year, with contestants squaring off on the final day...

SJAFB honors those missing, imprisoned

When the 335th fighter squadron flew over Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base on Friday, the formation changed. One plane split off, leaving the group. The split represented the missing or deceased pilots and represents their departure to the heavens. The...

Deputy's lawsuit sent back to lower court

The state Court of Appeals has reversed a Wayne County Superior Court judge's ruling that had granted a summary judgment in favor of a Wayne County sheriff's deputy and has sent the case back to the lower court. The...

Monday, September 22, 2014

It's fair week

The 66th annual Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair opens Thursday and Wayne County residents can look forward to 10 days of fun, food and entertainment, fair officials say. This year's fair will feature the return of the popular demolition derby ...

Twirling to stop cancer

Before July 4, 2010, Olivia Haveri was just an ordinary little girl. She loved singing -- and horses. She didn't have a trouble in the world. But when doctors diagnosed her with Stage III Burkitt's lymphoma, everything changed. So...

Board eyeing other I-795 routes

The planned continuation of Interstate 795 from Ash Street in Goldsboro to I-40 in Sampson County could follow the existing U.S. 117 South corridor. Or, if Wayne County commissioners have their way, the route would swing just west of...

Sunday, September 21, 2014

WCC honors distinguished chairs

pmoore@newsargus.com It's a challenge recognizing outstanding educators when they won't leave class long enough to receive an award. Dr. Kay Albertson, president of Wayne Community College, apologized for having to "fudge the truth a bit" to coax four recipients to...

Plans in works for new Foster Center

esmith@newsargus.com Construction of the new W.A. Foster Center has entered its first phase now that Goldsboro City Council has authorized a contract with a local firm to develop design plans. Construction is expected to begin on the new building in...

University of Mount Olive has record number of students

MOUNT OLIVE -- The University of Mount Olive has a set a new record. The college has enrolled 969 traditional students -- 37 more than last year this time. In addition to its traditional student population, the university has...

Touchdown Club: It's about the school ... and the team

pmoore@newsargus.com Monetary donations are starting to come in and interest is growing in an effort to support Goldsboro High School through its football program. The Touchdown Club, operating in cooperation with the school's longtime Cougar Club, has one purpose, its...

Sister kills brother

jjoyce@newsargus.com PIKEVILLE -- One man is dead and a family is in mourning following a domestic disturbance near Pikeville Friday. No one is expected to be charged. Glenn Neal Rowe, 41, 391 Rose Road, died from a single gunshot wound...

Local salesman makes TV debut

pmoore@newsargus.com Tune in to FOX TV on Monday night for local car salesman Shell Davis' debut on "Sleepy Hollow." The 9 p.m. airing kicks off the second season premiere of the show, based on the popular Washington Irving story. Ichabod...

Man, 28, facing charge of rape

jjoyce@newsargus.com A Goldsboro man faces rape charges after the alleged victim came forward. Matthew Gordon Williams, 28, 3630 Stevens Mill Road, is charged with statutory rape of a 13-, 14- or 15-year-old by a defendant more than six years older...

County administrators earn recognition

pmooore@newsargus.com Two administrators have been recognized by Wayne County Public Schools' Principal and Assistant Principals Association, or PAPA, for outstanding performance in their respective roles. Mount Olive Middle School Principal Tammy Keel was named the district's 2014 Principal of the...

Mayor's Committee luncheon to be held Oct. 16

The Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disability will hold its annual Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 16 at noon at the Herman Park Center. The organization will present five awards: Employee of the Year, Employer of the Year, Committee...

Drugs, gun in vehicle outside school

esmith@newsargus.com A traffic accident at North Drive Elementary School ended with a man being arrested for possession of a firearm and drugs on school property Friday morning. Michael Henry Herron, 33, of 902 S. Andrews Ave., was involved in a...

All for one: Across the generations, Cougar pride

rcarey@newsargus.com A sharp whistle blast signifies the end of practice. The team, winded after a tough workout, takes a knee and bunches around Coach Bennett Johnson. He calls on the team to keep pushing, to keep expecting more from themselves...

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