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Friday, June 30, 2006

Hitting the Highways - Travelers gear up for the holiday

News-Argus/Bonnie Edwards Lisa Williams seems a little taken aback by what she sees as she fills up her tank at the Trade-Wilco station on Ash Street Thursday afternoon. But she said the high price of gasoline will have no...

On the road again ...

Gasoline prices nearing $3 a gallon haven't stalled Fourth of July travel plans for many Wayne County residents. Most of the people interviewed Thursday and today said they don't intend to let the high cost of fuel prevent them from...

Rivals try to keep voters' attention

A protest filed in the Republican primary for the District 10 seat in the state House will be heard July 12 by the state Board of Elections. In the meantime, the two candidates involved have been trying to keep their...

Museum gets a break from yard chores

Wayne County officials plan to cut the county museum's grass this year instead of cutting it a big check. Museum leaders, concerned over its financial stability, have been assured by the county that it will help maintain the building and...

Preliminary work begins on Wal-Mart site in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Work is under way at a proposed Wal-Mart site on N.C. 55, northwest of downtown Mount Olive. Wal-Mart officials have not said officially that they are planning to build a store on the site, but they have...

Officers watching for holiday revelry that goes too far

As Wayne County residents plan Fourth of July holiday vacations, law-enforcement agencies are getting ready for something else -- the annual statewide "Booze It and Lose It" campaign against drunken drivers. Goldsboro police, the N.C. Highway Patrol and the Wayne...

This pirate helped reel in Tall Ships

BEAUFORT -- The Tall Ships are coming -- and the credit belongs in part to a little Michigan farm boy who never outgrew his fantasy to be a pirate. Today he is known to seafaring people along the North and...

'No parrot for you, Sinbad'

In his younger days as Beaufort's resident "pirate-privateer," Capt. Horatio Sinbad felt he needed one more thing -- a parrot. And retired Coast Guard Commander John MacCormack, who was donating his time to the Maritime Museum, had a parrot. It's...

Tobacco in need of nitrogen, experts say

The county's recent rains could require farmers to add more fertilizer to crops. Tobacco growers will need to add more nitrogen to head off yellowing in fields, crop agent Kevin Johnson of Cooperative Extension said. Once the crop yellows, it...

Public records

Man charged in 3 break-ins Goldsboro police on Thursday arrested a 34-year-old Goldsboro man and charged him in connection with three reent break-ins in the city. Mark Anthony Walker of Duffy Drive was charged with three counts each of breaking...

Duplin tax correction

The tax rate for Duplin County residents will increase from 77 to 80.5 cents per $100 worth of property on July 1, not 81.5 cents as was reported in Thursday's edition....