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Wednesday, May 3, 2006

The Primary - Results from Tuesday's vote

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Democratic clerk of court candidate Pam Minshew receives a hug from one of her supporters on Center Street outside Billie's restaurant Tuesday night. Mrs. Minshew will face Republican contender Randy Winders this fall. For more information see...

Consultant's report delayed ... again

Wayne County and school board officials will have to wait until at least May 16 for a school facilities report that was scheduled to be completed April 1. Wayne County Manager Lee Smith said he talked with Dr. Linda Recio,...

Winders beats Scott by 71 votes in GOP race

Once the final votes were tallied in the Republican battle for the Wayne County clerk of court nomination, candidate Randy Winders was only too glad to call it a night. He would think about his battle against Democratic nomination winner...

Minshew claims spot in Democratic contest

Pam Minshew beamed Tuesday night after the unofficial results of the Wayne County primary showed she had beaten her opponent Jo Ann Summerlin for the Democratic nomination for the county's clerk of court race. Surrounded by friends and family at...

Starling defeats LaRoque in fight for 10th

Willie Ray Starling edged incumbent Stephen LaRoque by nine votes to win the Republican nomination for the District 10 seat in the state House. The district includes parts of Wayne and Lenoir counties and all of Greene County. Starling carried...

Harrell wil keep county clerk seat

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County voters overwhelmingly returned incumbent Clerk of Court Katie Harrell to office Tuesday. Mrs. Harrell defeated Hubert "Pepsi" Merritt, 2471 votes to 272 to win the Democratic primary. She faces no opposition in November. In the Democratic...

Commission continues budget fight in Duplin

KENANSVILLE -- Duplin County commissioners will now have to look for more than just a county manager as they continue to work to meet the June 30 deadline for the county's 2006-07 budget. They will need an assistant county manager,...

Turnout low for Wayne primary

Despite using new voting machines for the first time, Wayne County Board of Elections officials said Tuesday's primary election ran smoothly. A precinct official at Goldsboro Wesleyan Church had a problem with one of the new voting machines shortly after...

Public records

Man, intruders exchange shots A resident in eastern Wayne County saw two men enter his home Tuesday and then exchanged gunfire with the intruders, who had stolen six firearms, according to a Wayne County Sheriff's Office report. Neither the resident,...

Fence causes disagreement

PRINCETON -- Douglas Langston wants to put up a $10,000 fence along his property on Iris Drive, but the Princeton town board says he cannot. Langston said he wants to erect the fence within four feet of the street so...

Cinco De Mayo celebration Saturday

The Hispanic Community Development Center will celebrate Cinco De Mayo with a festival Saturday at Herman Park, and Ana Cruz, who is one of the organizers of the event, said the center is looking for volunteers to help. The festival...

Princeton Town Board approves sewer work

PRINCETON -- About $211,000 worth of sewer and water line repairs were approved Monday night by the Princeton town board. The town's contracted engineer, C.T. Clayton Sr. of New Bern, said the money had been left over from a previous...