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Wednesday, November 3, 2004

How Wayne County voted

Download precinct charts with the Wayne County 2004 election results as Adobe PDF files. There are two charts, one for local races, the other for state and national races. Local races State and national races...

Senator Kerr

News-Argus/Dennis Hill State Sen. John Kerr and his wife talk with Mel Atkinson, Kerr's campaign manager, at Kerr's victory party at the Lantern Inn Tuesday night. For more information see Kerr, LaRoque, Jones and Butterfield win....

Kerry concedes to Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush won a second term from a divided and anxious nation, his promise of steady, strong wartime leadership trumping John Kerry's fresh-start approach to Iraq and joblessness. After a long, tense night of vote counting, the...

County board control too close to call

Control of the Wayne County Board of Commissioners will not be decided until next week when thousands of provisional ballots will be added to Tuesday's results. In unofficial returns in contested races, Wayne County voters re-elected Commissioners Atlas Price, Efton...

Gurley defeats Hackett

School board Chairman Pete Gurley won his bid for re-election with 60 percent of the votes on Tuesday. Two other board members were also re-elected but had no opposition. In the race for the at-large seat on the board, 29,682...

Mooring wins deeds race

Next month Lois Mooring will move one floor down in the Wayne County Courthouse and into a bigger spotlight. Mrs. Moor-ing, a deputy clerk of court, was elected Tuesday night as the new Wayne County register of deeds. It was...

Kerr, LaRoque, Jones and Butterfield win

All of Wayne County's representatives will return to the N.C. General Assembly and the U.S. Congress, although four had to survive challenges. Voters re-elected N.C. Sen. John Kerr III, N.C. Rep. Stephen LaRoque, and U.S. House members G.K. Butterfield and...

Duplin stays in Democrats' control

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County's board of commissioners remains firmly in the hands of Democrats, according to unofficial results. The six-member board of all Democrats will have one new member. Political newcomer David Fussell is the new county commissioner, replacing Myrle...

Parties are subdued on Election Night

Many people associate Election Night with parties -- as in the political organizations and the victory celebrations. But on Tuesday the mood was all but celebratory, even for the winners. One reason might be more than 2,000 provisional ballots still...

Public records

Three teens robbed Two people were arrested before dawn today by Goldsboro police and charged with robbing three Goldsboro teen-agers in a home in the 300 block of Brownrigg Street. Jamal Clerfoot, 20, and Joslyn Gabrielle Moore, 18, both of...

WCC to offer computer courses on line

Hundreds of continuing education courses that can be taken entirely via computer are available at Wayne Community College. Courses typically run for six weeks and most cost $55. Courses range from basic computer literacy courses and programming to preparation for...

Putting 'Fish' in school

Something fishy is going on at Meadow Lane Elementary School. There has been a change in attitude since staff and students got hooked on a new philosophy based on a popular business book. Principal Celia James said that when she...