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Friday, October 21, 2005

Drug arrests and seizures announced

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Donnie Hanson of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration speaks this morning at Goldsboro City Hall about Operation Goldrush. For more information see 1 million dollars in cash seized in drug raid....

Drug distribution cell dismantled

A two-year investigation into drug trafficking in Wayne County culminated today with the announcement of the conviction of 28 people, including a Mexican lawyer, in federal court and the seizure of $1.6 million in cash, drugs and property. The campaign...

HIV numbers increasing in Wayne County

HIV is spreading in Wayne County. If you doubt it, just ask those living with it on a daily basis. Jeri Barnes has written poems about the disease and its effects over the last decade. The diminutive black woman speaks...

Man guilty of robbing 6 women

A Mount Olive man who brandished a butcher knife to rob three elderly women and overpowered three others in robberies earlier this year was convicted Thursday of nine serious crimes. James Lenair Albrittain, 30, of Oliver Street was sentenced today...

TJ Maxx opens its door Sunday

Retailer T.J. Maxx will open its Goldsboro store in Berkeley Commons on Sunday. The retail clothing store will occupy a 31,000-square-foot location, and is the third store in the new shopping center to open. Ross Dress for Less opened a...

Blue ribbon bugcatchers

Northeast Elementary School fifth-grader Reagan Herndon said she became "hysterical" when she found out the school's Insect Club took first place in the science competition at the N.C. State Fair. "It was a little room just for the bugs and...

Duplin to open two new rescue stations

KENANSVILLE -- A shortage of volunteers has caused another rescue squad to close in Duplin County, and county commissioners have agreed to open two new rescue stations. The new ambulance stations will be at Rose Hill and Kenansville, bringing the...

Power outages reported along U.S. 13

For a few minutes at a time on Wednesday and Thursday, residents and business owners along U.S. 13 north went without power due to problems experienced by Progress Energy. Keith Westbrook, the company's operations manager in Goldsboro, said the temporary...

Schools to observe drug prevention week

The Wayne County Public Schools will participate in one of the nation's oldest and largest illegal drug prevention campaigns next week. During the week of Oct. 24, several schools will take part in "Red Ribbon Week," an effort promoting learning...

Public record

Drug raid An investigation conducted by the Goldsboro/ Wayne County Drug Squad resulted in the arrests of Dearron J. Lewis, 31, and Detoya Quinte Lewis, 28, at a residence on Mill Street in Fremont. Both were charged with possession with...

Blood drive scheduled Saturday

The Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Northwest Elementary School. Donors will receive an Adams Auto coupon for a free car wash....