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Friday, April 28, 2006

Marijuana plants

News-Argus/Bonnie Edwards These soon-to-be-destroyed marijuana plants had not yet poked through the potting soil when deputies from two counties found them. Shown with the confiscated contraband are Duplin Sheriff Blake Wallace, left, and Wayne Sheriff Carey Winders. For more...

Deputies destroy 48,0000 marijuana plants

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin and Wayne County sheriff's officers have discovered and destroyed a field of marijuana in the northeastern part of Duplin County that investigators said contained 48,000 plants. The street value of the plants upon maturation would be an...

Allen says city didn't use race issue to decide to annex

As residents question the motives of the city's annexation request for the neighborhoods near Buck Swamp and Salem Church roads, Goldsboro City Council member Chuck Allen said officials are simply acting in the best interest of the city. Recently, some...

'There's more to Goldsboro than just scores' (part 2)

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second installment of a three-part, in-depth look at the issues facing Goldsboro High School after Judge Howard Manning's warning that it has been included on a list of state high schools that must improve their...

CPA will face tax evasion charges

MOUNT OLIVE -- A Wayne County certified public accountant and his wife have been charged by the state Department of Revenue with failing to file tax returns. Jerry U. Britt, 52, and Angela W. Britt, 44, of Mount Olive were...

County luncheon honors more than 135 volunteers

With brightly colored flowers of all sizes hanging on the walls and on tables and butterflies and miniature hot air balloons suspended from the ceiling, the atmosphere was a festive one as Wayne County celebrated its volunteers Thursday at an...

Weather won't stop N.C. Pickle Festival

MOUNT OLIVE -- The start of the 20th annual North Carolina Pickle Festival is just hours away, and the town of Mount Olive is ready for its biggest event of the year. While rain forced the postponement of Thursday's Pickle...

Public records

Man is charged in home thefts The Wayne County Sheriff's Office has cleared two residential larceny cases that involved almost $12,000 in stolen property with the arrest of a 27-year-old man from Dudley. Jason Lawrence Taylor of Eagles Nest Road...

WATCH coordinator honored as 'Coach of the Year'

Rosa Tuckson, WATCH coordinator, has been named "Coach of the Year" for participating in a program that resulted in Clinton City Schools becoming a tobacco-free school system. In the fall of 2005, Question Why Empowerment Center of Eastern North Carolina...

MOCstudent-athletes raise $1,000 for charity

MOUNT OLIVE -- The Mount Olive College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Student Government Association raised more than $1,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation through the College's first womanless beauty pageant since 1988. Six male athletes traded in their sports gear for...

Girl Scouts raise $3,000 for projects

The Girl Scouts raised more than $3,000 in gifts and pledges at their second annual lunch event held in Goldsboro. Each of seven table captains treated about nine of their friends to lunch Wednesday at the Goldsboro Country Club. Lunch...