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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Police investigate Goldsboro shooting

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Investigator W.P. Vanwijk of the Goldsboro Police Department interviews a woman at the intersection of Virginia and Spruce streets about a shooting on Tuesday afternoon. The victim of the shooting drove his Jeep Cherokee two blocks before...

Man shot on city street

A 42-year-old Goldsboro man was shot several times Tuesday and then rammed his SUV into a porch and a tree, Goldsboro police reported. The victim, Travis Lavoy Jenkins of East Walnut Street, was rushed by ambulance to Wayne Memorial Hospital,...

Interchange could bring 'lots of money' to Fremont

FREMONT -- Development of the new U.S. 117 and N.C. 222 interchange will bring "lots of money" to Fremont, Wayne County Manager Lee Smith told the town board Tuesday. Smith told board members the town has more potential for development...

Man convicted in 1990 murder up for parole

The state Parole Commission is deciding whether to parole Larry Buckram, who was convicted in the 1990 murder of Melvin Best near Mount Olive. Best, 63, was struck in the head with a board on June 7, 1990. Buckram, who...

Relay for Life's annual event starts May 13

Wayne County will be the scene of one big cancer research party May 13 and 14. That's the weekend of the 16th annual Relay for Life event, sponsored by the Wayne County Unit of the American Cancer Society. Its purpose...

Public records

Ex-patrolman convicted of DWI The former first sergeant of the Wayne County district of the state Highway Patrol was convicted Tuesday of driving while impaired after a lengthy trial in Wayne County District Court. J.D. Booth, 59, of Trappers Run...

More than 100 volunteers will clean roadsides

Have you ever been driving your truck down the road and, whoosh, there goes an empty box or a lunch bag out of the bed? If so, you are one of the reasons more than 100 volunteers will give up...

Cherry office worker honored

An office assistant who also sings and faithfully follows "American Idol" has been named this year's outstanding administrative professional at Cherry Hospital. Richard Phillips has worked in the Royster Nursing Office since November 2004. One nominator called the office a...

Tournament raises money for endowment fund

More than $16,000 was raised at the sixth annual Founder's Cup Golf Tournament held recently at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course. It was a fund-raiser for United Way's Endowment Fund. Twenty-six teams participated in two divisions. Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation...

Cocaine charges

Sampson County authorities seized more than $200,000 worth of cocaine on Saturday and arrested a man with trafficking in the drug. Juan Garcia Cardoso was place in the Sampson County jail under a $502,500 bond. Investigators received an anonymous call...

Railroad to make improvements to track between here and Raleigh

The North Carolina Railroad Co. plans to spend $18 million to upgrade its rail line between Raleigh and Goldsboro. Beginning this fall, the railroad will install three passing tracks totaling six miles. Also, a centralized traffic control system will be...

Clarification

Clarification A story in the April 22 edition of the News-Argus about the Louretha King fraud case should have stated that Ms. King's attorney, Charles Gurley, presented his client's case to the jury, but that he did not call defense...

Briefly

'Amnesty Day' Saturday is "Amnesty Day" at the Wayne County Landfill. The landfill will waive the tipping fees for all residents of Wayne County from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. to bring construction debris, wood, bricks, yard waste and other...

Boys & Girls Clubs begin fund-raising campaign

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County has started its campaign to raise funds for the clubs' after-school programs and services for youths ages 6 through 18 who live in Wayne County. The campaign, called "One Campaign," seeks donations...

Scouts name new executive

Ashley Dowling is the new scout executive for Torhunta District of the Tuscarora Council of the Boy Scouts. She replaces Tom Millisor, who was promoted to senior district executive for the Blue Ridge Boy Scout Council, which is based in...