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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Early morning robbery

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Officers investigate the scene of a robbery at the Handy Mart on U.S. 70 and N.C. 581 west of Goldsboro around 1:38 a.m. today. The robber fled the scene. A wayne County Sheriff's Office deputy spotted the...

Police seek escaped robber

Authorities were looking today for a man who robbed a convenience store on U.S. 70 west and led lawmen on a chase that ended in a wreck on U.S. 117. Investigators with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said a man...

Bonds for suspects in kidnap, stabbing raised to $1 million

The secured bonds for two men accused of battering and stabbing another man and leaving him to die in the Little River have been increased to $1 million. Tommy Hase Johnston, 30, of Seneca Court, LaGrange, and Larry Stevenson Brown,...

Experts -- If you are sick, stay at home

Several cases of the flu have been reported by local health officials, who are reminding the public to keep up preventive measures to avoid contracting it. At Wayne Memorial Hospital, the rapid influenza test is administered as a quick way...

Just a drill

A convoy of about 80 airmen have set up camp at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. They are on their way to Iraq from Kuwait, but insurgent rioting has delayed their journey. Their orders are to bed down until...

Public records

Relatives sought in traffic fatality The Wayne County district office of the Highway Patrol is continuing its search to find relatives of a victim in Tuesday night's fatal, head-on collision on N.C. 55. "It's like trying to find a needle...

Airport continues plans for runway extension

MOUNT OLIVE -- Town officials should know in a few weeks how many acres of land they will need to buy for an extension on the Mount Olive Airport runway. The town's Airport Committee met Wednesday morning to hear a...

More candidates file to run in May

Two more candidates have filed for public office in Wayne and Duplin counties. Wayne County Board of Education member George Moye filed this morning for re-election to his District 5 seat. Moye is seeking a sixth term in office. In...

Three Goldsboro firefighters promoted

Three members of the Goldsboro Fire Department have been promoted, Chief Bobby Greenfield announced. Eric Lancaster was promoted from lieutenant to assistant chief, Vaden Lee was promoted from fire engineer to lieutenant, and Jason Singleton was promoted from firefighter to...