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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Storm damage

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber John Jeffers of 101 Country Lane assesses the damage to his barn, which was moved off its foundation during Wednesday's storm. Residents said the wind seemed to go in a straight line, knocking down trees and spreading...

What the rains left

John Jeffers returned from work Wednesday afternoon and couldn't believe what he saw -- high winds from Wednesday afternoon's storm had knocked over his barn at 101 Country Lane southeast of Goldsboro and carried it about 7 feet. About 40...

Eight injured in two county crashes

Eight people were injured in two accidents Wednesday afternoon in southern Wayne County. One of the wrecks was related to the heavy rain that fell in the county, state Highway Patrol officers said. The other was not. In both accidents,...

Small river rise expected here

Wayne County residents can expect to see the Neuse River level rise to about 19.5 feet by Monday evening, which would be high enough to flood Ferry Bridge Road in the western part of the county, according to the National...

N.C. not planning tougher sex offense penalties

A movement in some states to make repeat sex offenders eligible for the death penalty has not caught on in North Carolina. State Rep. Louis Pate of Mount Olive said he was not aware of any bill that has been...

Like fathers, like daughters for Mount Olive roommates

MOUNT OLIVE -- A friendship forged while two young men were roommates at Mount Olive College 30 years ago has been passed along to their daughters, now carrying on the tradition at the school. Barry Whitley of Florida and James...

Public record

Gunshot victim hospitalized A Mount Olive man was in good condition this morning at Wayne Memorial Hospital recuperating from shotgun wounds in both legs. Lyndon Gerald Bowden, 39, of Bowden Road near Mount Olive was found lying face down in...

Farmer's day at Aycock birthplace

A farmer's day program featuring demonstrations of 19th-century life will be held Saturday at the Charles B. Aycock Birthplace between Pikeville and Fremont. Costumed interpreters will show how people at the time performed various chores. An added attraction will be...