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Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Counting the results

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Nancy Baker, left, Robert Hooks, middle, and chief poll Judge Judy Strickland count the results at the Pikeville Fire Department after the polls closed on Tuesday night. For more information see Pikeville rejects alcohol ... again....

Pikeville rejects alcohol ... again

For the fourth time in 14 years, Pikeville residents voted against the sale of malt beverages and unfortified wine for off-premises consumption within town limits. The vote on malt beverages was 105 to 72. The tally on unfortified wine was...

Huggins stays mayorin Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- A race for a seat on the Mount Olive Town Board of Commissioners ended in a tie Tuesday, with election officials having to wait until Friday's canvass to determine who the winner might be. Incumbent Paul Smalley...

Board plans to add additional high school

The Wayne County Public School system hopes to add a 32nd school as early as next year -- with no construction necessary. The county Board of Education on Monday night approved entering into a memorandum of agreement with Wayne Community...

Speaker shares tips for saving city's downtown

Goldsboro and Wayne County officeholders and economic development officials learned Tuesday how they could preserve the character of the city's downtown area, while still attracting tourists and new residents and businesses to its neighborhoods. Ed McMahon spoke to members of...

Eight write-ins tapped for mayor

Residents of Eureka don't spend thousands of dollars on political campaigns. There are no television commercials endorsing candidates, no signs from supporters lining front lawns and certainly no debate between contenders. In fact, the man who will serve as the...

Three elected to board in Walnut Creek

Three people were elected to seats on the village board Tuesday in Walnut Creek. Kathy Daniels and Darrell Horne both won four-year terms on the council, and Tom Shaw won the race for an unexpired term that will keep him...

Challenger upsets incumbent on Princeton board

PRINCETON -- Political newcomer Billy Sutton ousted two-term veteran Larry Withrow on Tuesday for a four-year seat on the Princeton Town Board of Commissioners. Sutton collected 88 votes in complete, but unofficial returns. He joined incumbent David Starling, who led...

Pikeville commissioners hold all three seats on town board

Pikeville's Town Board will look familiar at the commissioners' next meeting. All four incumbents on the ballot were re-elected in Tuesday's municipal elections. Mayor Herb Sieger, running unopposed, was re-elected with 111 votes. Mary Bailey received six votes for mayor,...

Neighbors watching out for neighbors

Vigilant and observant neighbors helping other neighbors -- that could be the theme of the 3-year-old Walnut Creek Crime Watch program. From a dozen people at an organizational meeting July, 11, 2002, the program has grown to 17 block captains...

A hat could decide tied board races

If a recount doesn't break a tie vote in a race for Mount Olive town commissioner, the winner's name likely will be chosen from a hat. In the District 2 race Tuesday, Hosea Manley and Paul Smalley each received 84...

One vote margin for win for Seven Springs mayor

Incumbent Mayor Jewel Kilpatrick retained her seat Tuesday by a single vote. Kilpatrick, who earned a fifth term as mayor, edged out Danny Carter, 19 votes to 18. The result is unofficial until a canvass next week. Kilpatrick said today...

Voters choose members for five sanitary boards

Voters selected representatives to five sanitary water and sewer districts in Wayne County on Tuesday. Only three of the district races were contested. In the Southeastern Wayne Sanitary District, where six candidates filed, Sam Casey, James Taylor, Edith Smith, Charlie...

Public records

Drug charges Two men have been arrested by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad and charged with three felony drug offenses, including trafficking in cocaine by possession. Miguel Angel Aldaco, 35, and Azucena Mairena-Zapata, 47, both of Covey Drive, LaGrange, also...

Faison picks new mayor, 2 town board members

Elmer Flake was elected mayor of the Duplin County town of Faison on Tuesday. Flake ran unopposed although former police chief Randy Brock received several write-in votes. Flake received 130 votes to earn a two-year term. Incumbent Mayor Bill Igoe...