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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Attacking a cornfield

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Four John Deere tractors plow a cornfield on Piney Grove Road between Seven Springs and U.S. 70. A farm worker said that they could plow between 300 and 400 acres a day using four tractors. The cornfield...

Suspect sought in Mount Olive slaying

MOUNT OLIVE -- Emergency workers found a former Goldsboro man lying dead in a yard at the corner of Church and Kornegay streets about 11:30 p.m. Russell Lee Nickelson, 32, had been shot in the chest, said Mount Olive Police...

No one speaks against tax hike

If Goldsboro property owners are worried about a proposed tax increase next year, they missed their chance to say so Monday night. The City Council's hearing on the 2005-06 budget only attracted five speakers, all of whom asked the city...

Duplin commissioners hear complaints

KENANSVILLE -- The Duplin County Board of Commissioners took some heat Monday as county residents complained about a lack of some services, the cost of others and the possibility of higher taxes. At one point during the commissioners' meeting, Chairman...

Sheriff's deputy says he feared for life during scuffle

A Wayne County sheriff's deputy said he was concerned for his life when he fought a man, 90 pounds heavier, last week during an emergency call in Rosewood. "That's the worst fight I've been in, and the scaredest I've been...

Public records

Building fire PIKEVILLE -- A small storage building at 676 Lancaster Road was destroyed Sunday in a predawn fire, a fire official said Monday. Patetown Volunteer Fire Chief John Gardner said the cause of the fire was undetermined, but he...

Relay team featured members from 7 states

The 916th Air Refueling Wing from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was one of 105 teams in this year's Relay for Life. But there was one thing about this team that made it totally different from any of the others...

Talk about water dominates Calypso budget discussion

CALYPSO -- Town commissioners held a workshop at Town Hall Monday night to discuss next year's budget. Talk about water needs dominated the discussion. Gerald Lanier, the town's water plant operator, warned the board members they need to consider upkeep...

Wayne native wins Music Row award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Former Dudley resident Sherrill Blackman was honored for the second time as "Songplugger Of The Year" at Music Row Magazine's annual awards ceremony. The award was given in recognition for the hard work behind matching the right...