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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Water-logged

News-Argus/Kaye Nesbit A tobacco field beside Capps Bridge Road has water standing between the rows. For more information see Not all crops handled rain well....

Andrew Corp. pulls out of Wayne

Andrew Corp. will keep its operations in Smithfield instead of building a new facility in Wayne County, company officials announced Tuesday. Economic Development Corp. president Joanna Thompson said the decision was made for business reasons. Andrew Corp., which manufactures satellite...

Not all crops handled rain well

Farmers in Wayne and surrounding counties say the recent heavy rains have been a mixed blessing. Crops were in desperate need of water, but the downpours that flooded some fields have forced many farmers to bide their time as weeds...

Sheriff: Deaths murder-suicide

KENANSVILLE -- The deaths of a Duplin County husband and wife have been ruled a murder-suicide by county law enforcement officers. Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace said Leamon Loftin, 74, apparently shot his wife, Alma Lucille Loftin, 68, before killing...

County will talk about budget

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners plan to work out the final details of the 2006-07 county budget during a work session Thursday morning. Some of the last-minute changes would benefit the public school system and the Health Department. The...

Pikeville board OKs increases in sewer, water rates for 2006-07

PIKEVILLE -- The Pikeville Town Board of Commissioners approved a budget for 2006-07 on Tuesday that raises sewer and water rates. The vote came after a public hearing attended by about 50 residents. Town Administrator Bob Buchanan said for a...

SBI report not in yet on Duplin EMS

KENANSVILLE -- County officials are waiting for the results of a State Bureau of Investigation report before determining if anyone will be charged in connection with alleged antitrust violations involving Duplin County Emergency Medical Services. The SBI investigation centers around...

Officers: Residents should be wary of request

Several Wayne County residents have been approached by a white man who was carrying an infant and asking for gas, according to reports filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. They believe the requests are false and are asking the...

Waynesborough officers installed

The Old Waynesborough Commission's membership unanimously approved a new slate of officers during their quarterly meeting Monday and laid the final plans for the Summerfest to be held next weekend. The new president, Bill Kemp, presented a mahogany gavel to...

Public records

House fire PIKEVILLE -- Unattended cooking was blamed Monday for a fire that heavily damaged a home at 398 Mount Carmel Church Road near Pikeville, a fire official said Tuesday. The woman resident "had walked out of the house to...

Kinston police seek murder suspects

KINSTON -- Kinston police are seeking information on the location of three men wanted for the murders of two people on Friday. Derek Level "Twin" Suggs, 21, Milton Lee "Chub" Jones, 27, both of Kinston, and Keith Wayne "Boom" Bryant...

Fremont officials say Crime Watch program could cut illegal activities

FREMONT -- Rekindling a Community Crime Watch program could assist the three-man Fremont Police Department in reducing drugs and other crimes in the northern Wayne County town, officials say. Town Administrator Kerry McDuffie on Tuesday night proposed a new Crime...

Fremont limits number of pets permitted in homes

FREMONT -- Fremont residents no longer will be allowed to have large numbers of dogs and cats in their home. The Town Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night amended its animal control ordinance by reducing the number of pets to...

Police to hold Child Safety Day at Verizon on Thursday

The Goldsboro Police Department and Verizon Wireless will hold a "Child Safety Day" Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon at the new Verizon store at 1202-B North Berkeley Blvd. Participants will receive free child identification kits that include finger printing...