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Monday, September 19, 2005

Duplin marijuana seized

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace, left, and Capt. Stanley Jones stand in a pile of marijuana plants this morning after they were taken from a field and stored in a warehouse in Wallace. For more information see...

Acres of marijuana found in Duplin

WALLACE -- Authorities have discovered a 10- to 15-acre pot farm near Wallace, valued in the millions of dollars and considered the area's biggest marijuana raid in recent memory. "I don't recall a bust this big in southeastern North Carolina...

High gas prices causing budget woes

High gas prices are hitting everybody, as counties, towns, schools and businesses stagger under prices that are still higher than projected in their budgets. Mount Olive Town Manager Ray McDonald hinted about a possible tax increase recently, saying the town...

Dudley man says gangs are a threat

At least one Wayne County resident disputes comments from law-enforcement leaders that gangs here are nothing more than "wannabes." Billy Pounds says he is moving from a Dudley-area mobile home park because his family has been threatened by young gang...

Health Department uses interpreters to eliminate language barriers

Miriam Hatch-Torres remembers being the only translator when she started working at the Health Department nine years ago. "The last interpreter had left; it was just me," said the foreign language interpreter, herself originally from Puerto Rico. She moved to...

Medical center honored for community service

FAISON -- Goshen Med-ical Center has received the 2005 Outstanding Service Award by the North Carolina Community Health Center Association. Dr. Greg Bounds has been the chief executive officer at Goshen Medical Center since July 2001 and has helped transformed...

August fire remains under investigation

Four residential fires were among the 179 calls that the Goldsboro Fire Department answered in August. A fire that destroyed a vacant home at 1117 Olivia Lane remains under investigation by police. "We believe the fire was set by human...

Public records

Teen shot accidentally A teenager was accidentally shot Saturday while shooting skeet with friends in the 1300 block of New Hope Road, according to a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. Justin David Rowe, 16, of North Beston...

Bloodmobile Tuesday

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a Blood drive Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Spring Creek High School. Donors will receive a free Adam's Auto car wash coupon....