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Monday, June 20, 2005

Batman Returns ... Big

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Batman comics line the racks at heroes are Here in Goldsboro. The DC comic book hero has once again made a comeback because of the popularity of the new Batman film. For more information see 'Batman' begins...

Election filing period begins July 1

Why fight City Hall when you can run it? Nineteen seats on Wayne County town boards, including four mayorships, will be up for grabs this fall. Every municipality except Golds-boro and Fremont will be affected. Twenty seats will also be...

Opening arguments start today in Lane trial

Opening statements were expected to be made today in the Eric Lane murder trial. Lane, 33, is on trial for first-degree murder in the death of 5-year-old Precious Whitfield three years ago. If convicted, he could face the death...

Budget hearing set for Tuesday

Wayne County residents will have an opportunity Tuesday to comment on a possible increase in the property tax rate. County commissioners will hold a public hearing at 9:30 a.m. on the proposed budget for 2005-06. County Manager Lee Smith has...

Man killed on moped

A man on a moped was killed Friday night when his vehicle ran off the road and struck a guide wire, Goldsboro police reported today. The victim was identified as Johnnie Wayne Exum, 62, of 100 Kornegay Drive, Dudley. Exum...

Duplin County will also need to fill seats this fall

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County residents who want to have a say in their government can file for one of several open seats this fall. The filing period begins at noon July 1 and continues until noon Aug. 5. The clerk...

Public records

Men robbed Two men were assaulted and robbed over the weekend in separate crimes, according to Goldsboro police reports. Antonio Jones, 19, of Wilson was robbed before dawn Sunday by two men who entered an apartment in the 400 block...

Parents can get help with car seats

Grant money awarded to Wayne Partnership for Children will be used to teach parents the correct way to install a car seat. An estimated four out of five car seats are not installed properly, said David Poythress of the partnership....

One spot left for Wednesday tournament

GREENVILLE -- The Marley Fund's third annual Driving for a Cure golf tournament approaches, and only one team spot remains for the June 23 event at Ironwood. With a $25 donation, players can participate in a mulligan and raffle as...

Roush named sports editor at News-Argus

The News-Argus has named Steve Roush as its new sports editor. Roush replaces Neil Fuller, whose family was transferred out of town. Roush, who has worked at daily newspapers in Ohio and Georgia since 1997, has won numerous journalism...

'Batman' begins rush at store

"Batman" made a triumphant return over the weekend, which is good news for Gotham City and a Goldsboro shop owner. The new film, "Batman Begins," was tops at the box office, grossing more than $46 million and earning nearly unanimous...