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Monday, August 8, 2005

Tobacco acreage up in 2005

Wayne County farmers planted nearly 800 more acres of tobacco in the first year after the end of the quota system, officials said. The federal government bought out quota holders last fall. This is the first time in more than...

Robbery foiled

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Sheriff's Cpl. Joe Smith waits with his search dog, Maggie, outside of the Genoa Mart convenience store that two men tried to rob before dawn today. For more information see Robbers flee without money....

Robbers flee without money

Two men tried to rob a convenience store near Dudley before dawn today but fled without any money. Five people foiled another robbery Saturday night, and a man was robbed Saturday of $20, according to law-enforcement reports. When a woman...

John Tart now former 'Mr. President'

GRANTHAM -- John Tart III knew he wanted to be in 4-H the first time his parents took him to the fair. He was 5. "I went to the state fair and they were showing lambs in the main arena,"...

Teen charged with stealing drugs from hospital

The 16-year-old son of a Wayne Memorial Hospital vice president has been charged with stealing narcotics from the hospital pharmacy. Thomas Bradshaw II was charged by the State Bureau of Investigation with two felony counts of obtaining a controlled substance...

Salvage yard owner seeks zoning change

Sun glints off the metal framing from a line of cars behind Young's Auto Center and Salvage Yard on alternate U.S. 117, south of the fairgrounds. Although a paneled fence and shrubbery partially hide the junked cars, one side is...

Public record

House fire Ashes left in a trash can from a Sunday barbecue caught fire before dawn today and damaged a home at 1800 Palm St., a Goldsboro Fire Department official said. Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Langston said the fire quickly...

Mount Olive moves forward on holding ponds plan

MOUNT OLIVE -- Some residents and business owners say Mount Olive should create holding ponds to trap rainwater during sudden storms. Some properties along Breazeale Avenue and downtown flooded last week when a heavy storm dumped more than four inches...

WCC registration Thursday, Friday

Time for soaking up the sun has run out for procrastinators who plan to attend Wayne Community College this fall. The last opportunity for new and returning students to register for classes is this week. Registration will be 8 a.m....

Board of Election appointments

The North Carolina State Board of Elections has given official notice of appointments to the Wayne County Board of Elections. Returning to the board are Joe Daughtery for his third term and Chester Beverly for his second term. Elections Board...