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Thursday, September 1, 2005

Gas prices

News-Argus/Steve Roush A motorist puts more than $30 in gas in her car today at Conoco gas station on Berkeley Boulevard as gas prices soared above the $3 mark. For more information see Got gas? Not for long....

Got gas? Not for long

From staff reports Gas prices have reached record prices in North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Pump prices have climbed near $3 a gallon at most stations. But the worst news is that drivers soon might not be...

Wilson witness, officers scuffled

A key witness in the Leandren Andre Wilson murder trial on Tuesday scuffled with law-enforcement officers outside of the courtroom in the Wayne County Courthouse. Three officers, Wayne County Sheriff's Office deputies Keith Hartzog and Betty Lantz and bailiff Tom...

Local residents should give money to best help victims

Wayne County residents who want to help the battered victims of Hurricane Katrina can contribute in a number of ways, local emergency volunteer coordinators say. Chuck Waller, the director of the Wayne County chapter of the American Red Cross, said...

Price named outstanding N.C. commissioner

From staff reports Wayne County Commissioner Atlas Price Jr. has been named Outstanding County Commissioner of the Year by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. Price received the award Friday at the organization's annual conference in Charlotte. Officials said...

Area family gives MOC building a new name

MOUNT OLIVE -- The largest building on the Mount Olive College campus, nameless for more than two decades, was christened during convocation ceremonies Tuesday. Lettering on the north and west sides of College Hall now reflects the building's new identity,...

Public records

Drug traffickers Three men were arrested Wednesday by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad after a joint undercover investigation, and they were charged with trafficking in cocaine. Miguel Rodriguez, 25, of Cornerstone Drive, Seven Springs, and Jaime Alejandro Martinez Sanchez, 28,...

Town Board to decide fate of rezoning query

From staff reports MOUNT OLIVE -- Land behind the Southern Belle will be rezoned for a large shopping center, if the town board approves it. The 27 acres of land was zoned for agricultural and residential use, but Tuesday night,...

Older gas pumps allowed to charge for half-gallons

RALEIGH - The increase in gas prices has caused a problem not seen in North Carolina since 1970s gas crisis - older, mechanical gas pumps cannot compute prices over $2.99 a gallon. With gas prices across the state quickly reaching...

ECU grant will help recruit men to nursing

The East Carolina University School of Nursing, in partnership with the military installations at Camp LeJeune, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and Cherry Point, has won one of two $10,000 grants sponsored by the state Center for Nursing to develop...

Court costs go up

From staff reports The cost of being convicted of a crime went up today in North Carolina, the Wayne County Clerk of Courts Office announced. Criminal District Court costs rose $10 to $110, Clerk Marshall Minchew said. The increase will...