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Friday, July 1, 2005

Fireworks safety

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Aylysaa Marents, left and her mother, Nicole, shop for fireworks for the upcoming Forth of July holiday at the TNT Fireworks stand in the Wal-Mart parking lot Thursday afternoon. The TNT Fireworks stand is a fund-raising project...

Murder suspect sought

MOUNT OLIVE -- Police are searching for a suspect in a Thursday morning shooting that ended in the death of a Goldsboro woman. Jennifer Louise McArthur, 22, of Fairview Circle, was visiting Mount Olive at the time of the incident....

Store keeper shot during robbery

A Goldsboro store keeper was listed in stable condition this morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds sustained during an armed robbery Thursday morning at his store. Cesar Lamar was running the Lamar Enterprises store at 706 S. George...

Precious died from asphyxiation

Precious Whitfield died from asphyxiation, said the medical examiner who performed an autopsy on her body. Dr. Kenneth Snell testified Thursday in the first-degree murder trial of Eric Lane, who is accused of kidnapping, raping and killing the 5-year-old girl...

Wayne free of accidents in '04 but fire marshal urges caution

Wayne County might not have had a single firework-related accident in 2004 but that doesn't mean that residents should let their guard down if they decide to add a little sparkle to their holiday weekend. Nationwide, in 2003 there were...

Public record

Rash of break-ins The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is investigating several break-ins that occurred in the county. *Thieves took five PlayStation games and a controller valued at $390 from the home of Eugenia Denise Aldridge on U.S. 117 Alternate, Dudley....

Briefly

July 4th closings The Goldsboro News-Argus will be closed on Monday, July 4, and will not publish a paper. The News-Argus traditionally does not publish on the Fourth of July and Christmas Day. City and county offices will also be...

Pet care important during 4th

July 4 can be an exciting holiday for human beings, but a frightening and dangerous one for pets. To ensure your pet weathers the holiday well, Denise Whitmire of the Wayne County Humane Society offers these tips: *Don't take dogs...

Wrong phone number

An incorrect telephone number was published for the Pikeville Town Hall in a full-page ad on Thursday detailing the Pikeville Fourth of July celebration. The correct phone number for anyone desiring further information on the celebration is 242-5126. Also, in...