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Thursday, November 4, 2004

Teen charged with robbing same bank twice

A 19-year-old convicted of robbing the New Century Bank in May was charged Wednesday with robbing it a second time. Quentin Bryce Barnes was charged by Goldsboro police with taking part in the Oct. 22 robbery of the bank at...

Uncounted ballots leave candidates in limbo

Wayne County's stack of uncounted ballots will be weighing on four commissioner candidates until next week. At the end of Election Night, Atlas Price led Hal Keck by 158 votes for the county board's at-large seat, and Roland "Bud" Gray...

Wayne voter turnout was 66 percent

From staff and AP reports Wayne County residents voted in greater numbers this year than North Carolinians as a group, but turnout was less than record-setting. Including early and absentee voters, the county had 41,617 people, or 66 percent of...

Nine charged in drug roundup; 16 more sought

Nine people were arrested today by Wayne County authorities after a two-month undercover investigation of cocaine and marijuana trafficking. At least 16 more suspects were being sought. Two brothers were arrested for the fourth time since July and the second...

EDC reports seeing strong interest from prospects

Wayne County is seeing strong interest from several companies that may want to expand here, an economic developer said Wednesday. "We're swamped with projects right now, which is a great problem to have," said Joanna Thompson, president of the Economic...

Mt. Olive Chamber presents awards

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce honored its members Wednesday night and shined the spotlight on three who work behind the scenes. The chamber's new chairman, Kim Bowers, presented the Chamber Champ Award at the annual...

A refueling we will go ...

By BARBARA ARNTSEN and BECKY BARCLAY News-Argus Staff Writers A large military plane is flying high above the clouds in a holding pattern. Suddenly two fighter jets appear, and one inches its way up under the belly of the big...

Briefly

Bikers, start your engines! The seventh annual HOG Toy Run will be held Saturday. Motorcyclists who want to participate should take a toy and assemble at 11 a.m. at Shelton's Harley-Davidson at Carolina Premium Outlets in Smithfield. The ride will...

Schools preach smart eating

The push to create a healthier generation of students continues. Responding to the growing concern about childhood obesity, the state-sponsored "Eat Smart" program is being implemented in Wayne County public schools. By January, plans are to have pilot programs in...

Public Record

Store robbed A Goldsboro gas station was robbed Wednesday night by a lone gunman of an undetermined amount of money, according to a Goldsboro police report. A clerk at the Spur station at 301 W. Grantham St. told police that...

Miss Goldsboro pageant is Saturday

Nine Wayne County women will complete in the Miss Goldsboro Scholarship Pageant to be held Saturday in the Paramount Theater in downtown Goldsboro. The pageant will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. The winner of the Miss Goldsboro...

Twelve jurors picked in Lane trial

A 12th juror has been seated to hear the first-degree murder trial of Eric Glenn Lane in Wayne County Superior Court. The panelist, a retiree, was accepted Wednesday afternoon, the 15th day of jury selection, by the state and the...