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Friday, March 31, 2006

Trying out the lottery

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit Virginia Taricani, left, buys a lottery ticket from manager Angela Atkinson at B.K. Mart in Mar Mac. Ms. Taricani just wanted to try the lottery to see what it was like. For more information see Lottery -...

Arrest made in shooting death

A 25-year-old Goldsboro man who was charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a driver surrendered Thursday to Goldsboro police. William Earl Bandy Jr. of South Alabama Avenue turned himself in during the afternoon to Investigator Chad Calloway....

Lottery - Did anyone here win big?

Thousands of Wayne County residents took a chance on the new state lottery Thursday, grabbing up tickets as soon as stores began selling them. Many came away empty-handed, but still eager to play. Some earned a quick buck or two....

Fremont store will close for two weeks

The Wayne County Alcoholic Beverage Commission Board has decided to close the doors of the Fremont ABC store until mid-April after the store was robbed twice within a week. The county's ABC Board of Director M. Bryant Daly said the...

Murder suspect finally captured in Maryland

MOUNT OLIVE -- A man sought for months in connection with the shooting death of a Goldsboro woman in June has been apprehended, Mount Olive police Chief Emmett Ballree said. Richard Lee Swinson, 26, was arrested in Prince George's County,...

Bids are in for Mount Olive's new sewer plant

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Myrtle Beach contractor appears to be the low bidder to build a waste water treatment plant in Mount Olive, but there is no decision yet on who will build the plant, town officials announced Thursday. With...

Doctors get their day at Wayne Memorial

Patients and their families and hospital employees toasted the doctors with sparkling white grape juice when they came in to work Thursday and treated them to strawberries and chocolate. After all, it was their day. Wayne Memorial Hospital public relations...

Public records

Man charged with stealing donation jar for sick child PRINCETON -- A 46-year-old man from Selma has been arrested and charged with the misdemeanor larceny of a donation jar for an ailing infant. Carl Douglas Baines was developed as the...

Tourism summit held

Officials from across Wayne County met Wednesday to talk about how they can develop and promote the county's potential for cultural and heritage tourism. The group, including representatives from the county, several municipalities and the county Chamber of Commerce met...

GPD officers promoted

Two Goldsboro police officers, Steven M. Harmon and Dave A. Cloutier II, have been promoted to the rank of investigator. The promotions were announced Thursday by Chief Tim Bell. For Harmon, it's his second tour of duty in the investigations...

Crisis Center marks 25th anniversary

The Community Crisis Center will mark its 25th anniversary today at 7 p.m. in the Love's Temple United Holy Church Headquarters, 201 N. Oak Forest Road. The featured speaker will be Apostle Norbert Simmons, pastor at Deeper Life Church Ministries...