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Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Candlelight vigil

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Verna Best speaks at the candlelight vigil. On the table are 587 candles, representing the children who have been abused and neglected in Wayne County during 2003 and 2004. For more information see Candlelight vigil held for...

Bill would give district judge power to appoint county magistrates

State Sen. John Kerr has introduced legislation that would eliminate the role of Superior Court judges in the appointment of magistrates. Wayne County Superior Court Judge Jerry Braswell has been criticized recently by some people in and out of...

Lack of land-use plan bemoaned

Wayne County Planning Board members struggled Tuesday with balancing public safety concerns and a developer's right to protect his property from undesirable encroachment. At the heart of the matter, they said, is the lack of a county-wide land use plan....

Candlelight vigil held for Wayne's abused children

Five hundred and eighty-seven small candles burned at Berkeley Mall on Tuesday night -- one for each of the Wayne County children that officials say have had their lives dimmed by abuse and neglect. Larger candles surrounded the rows of...

City won't pay 30-year-old bill for road

Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but a technicality will keep Albert Spruill from dishing it out at all. Spruill, a Cooke Street resident, was angered when the city demolished a condemned house that Spruill had owned on...

Killer of Goldsboro woman could be paroled this year

A man who was sentenced to life plus 40 years in 1984 for the murder and kidnapping of a Goldsboro woman could be paroled this summer, according to the N.C. Department of Correction. Garfield Noah Prevette, now 50, was...

Eureka businesses destroyed in early-morning fire

EUREKA -- An auto repair shop was destroyed today in a fire that may have been caused by an electrical short, officials said. The Martin Brothers shop at 105 W. Martin St. was "burned to the ground," Eureka Fire Chief...

Briefly

'Peter Pan' tickets Tickets for the Stagestruck production of "Peter Pan" are on sale at the Arts Council of Wayne County. Costs range from $8 through $15. Performance dates are Thursday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m.;...

Mount Olive woman pleads guilty to murder

KENANSVILLE -- A Mount Olive woman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday in Duplin Superior Court. Tammy Sue Wilt, 39, was on trial for the January 2003 shooting death of Phil Britt, the man with whom she had been living...

'Big Fish' opens Wayne County Reads

Two men and their dogs were on their way to hunt ducks. One, Lester Gray, was feeling proud of his dog and declared, "Trooper is probably the best duck dog in the country!" "Trooper isn't even the best duck dog...

Public records

Shop fire An electrical malfunction was blamed Tuesday for a predawn fire that caused about $24,000 in damages at Ash Street Automotive at 602 E. Ash St., a Goldsboro fire official said. Assistant Fire Chief Ray Boyette said the fire...

Princeton police chief outlines plan to assist senior citizens, disabled

PRINCETON -- Princeton Police Chief Eddie Lewis has a plan to help senior citizens who may become disabled. Lewis told the town board that a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer had tried to deliver lunch to an elderly woman. When the volunteer knocked...