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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Out of harm's way

News-Argus/Turner Walston Seymour Johnson Air Force Base personnel prepare one of the base's F-15E Strike Eagles for departure Monday. The jet was among more than 40 planes from the base that were diverted to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in...

Storm watch upgraded to warning

An inland tropical storm warning was issued for Wayne and Sampson counties this afternoon by the National Weather Service in Raleigh. The warning, previously a watch, means that winds of 39 to 73 mph are expected due to a...

Emergency center ready for storm

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin commissioners declared a state of emergency Monday as Tropical Storm Ophelia moved toward the coast. Duplin Emergency Management Director Craig Forlines has activated the county's Emergency Operating Center and said his staff is making preparations to deal...

Shelters open, schools close Wednesday

Wayne County emergency management officials decided today to open three shelter locations in preparation for Tropical Storm Ophelia. Also, county school officials decided today to close schools Wednesday. A determination of the schools' schedule for the rest of the week...

Town board OKs drainage line for Crest Drive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town officials have a plan on how to handle the next wave of rain that hits Mount Olive streets this fall -- a new drainage line. The Mount Olive Town Board voted unanimously Monday to install a...

Volunteers filling trailer to help Katrina victims

A donated trailer and a desire to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina have launched two Wayne County women into their own form of hurricane relief. Spurred to action by the devastation along the Gulf Coast, Joanne Kraus and Deane...

Wayne County school board passes 2005 budget

The Board of Education approved a $148 million budget for Wayne County Public Schools Monday night. The school system has been operating on an interim budget in recent months, pending finalization of the state and local allotments, said Nan Barwick,...

Jury seated in case against Marcus Moore

A 26-year-old Goldsboro man went on trial Monday in Wayne County Superior Court for the first-degree murder of another Goldsboro man. Marcus Dominique Moore of Denmark Street was accused of the predawn shooting of Jonathan Deon Yarborough, 31, of Beal...

Public record

Missing person Richard Shawnquale Elliott, 21, has been reported missing by his fiancee, Inem'ka Bizzell. Elliott was described as black, 5-foot-6 feet 6 inches tall, weighing approximately 140 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and may be wearing a...

Stoney Creek Park meeting set for today

The Stoney Creek Park Development Committee will meet with the design firm of Kimley-Horn and Associate today to begin making final plans for the park's expansions. The committee met last week to discuss their upcoming meeting and to share their...

Jets sent to Dayton to miss storm

About 50 F-15E Strike Eagles and three KC-135 Stratotankers were expected to arrive at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, from Seymour Johnson AFB by this morning. The aircraft were evacuated as a precaution to avoid potential damage from...

Prison inmates find a way to get around red tape and help victims

Inmates at Wayne Correctional wanted to do something to help the Hurricane Katrina victims in Louisiana and Mississippi, but legal red tape prevents them from being able to send money directly to charitable organizations. So Correctional Officer R.C. Thompson came...

Pikeville planning fund-raiser for storm victims

Residents of Pikeville are planning a day of activities Saturday to raise money to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The day's events will be held at Dees Memorial Park and will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until, said...

LaGrange arrest

LaGrange and Goldsboro police arrested a woman Monday in connection with the robbery of the Wachovia Bank in LaGrange Sept. 6. LaShonda Marquette Johnson, 25, of 1004-A Lincoln St., LaGrange was charged with armed robbery, trafficking in cocaine and possession...