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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Sticker shock

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Drivers found themselves with a much higher bill at the pumps this morning. For more information see You might need to win lottery to fill gas tank....

Special session, 2 absent senators and N.C. has a lottery

Sen. John Kerr (D-Wayne) voted in favor of the lottery. "I think my constituents overwhelmingly supported the lottery, and I think I'm a representative even though I have personal concerns. I think it was time to get this behind us,"...

You might need to win lottery to fill gas tank

Motorists dug deeper for gas money this morning, eyes widening as they looked up at the price. Debra McLaurin of the N.C. 111 community near Goldsboro pulled up to the Save More on Ash Street. "That's ridiculous. What choice do...

Wilson pleads guilty to manslaughter

With jurors deadlocked throughout the day in the first-degree murder trial of Leandren Andre Wilson, the defendant pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter. Wilson faced charges in connection with the July 11, 2004, murder of Corey Lavon Grantham....

Taste of Wayne kicks off 2005 United Way drive

Amid colorful balloon arches, teddy bears and model trains, Wayne County restaurants served up some of their tastiest fare at the 15th annual Taste of Wayne County Tuesday. About 650 people attended the kickoff to United Way of Wayne County's...

Volunteers, workers on way to help families battle back

Wayne County people have always been willing to help their neighbors -- even when those neighbors are a thousand miles away. The local chapter of the American Red Cross is one of many across the state asked by national Red...

Singer shares song to benefit victims

Around 5 Tuesday morning, D.J. Coles was jolted from a sound sleep, words of a song swirling around in his head. It took a moment to realize that the haunting lyrics were the words he had written several months earlier...

Public records

Teen is charged in car break-ins A rash of vehicle break-ins in northern Wayne County was solved Tuesday by the Wayne County Sheriff's Office with the arrest of a Goldsboro teen-ager. Leamon Corderius Holmes, 18, of Woodrose Drive was charged...

September Bloodmobile Schedule released

Here is the September Bloodmobile schedule for the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross: Sept. 1 -- Latter-day Saints 2nd Ward from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4 -- Nahunta Friends Church from noon to 4 p.m. Sept....