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Building is booming in Wayne

By BONNIE EDWARDS News-Argus Staff Writer Building construction in Wayne County is booming, and county building inspector Steve Stroud said this week he expects the pace to continue through the end of the year. Builders obtained permits for $38.5 million...

State could OK cutting runoff fees temporarily

By ANDREW BELL News-Argus Staff Writer A state Senate bill that has been approved on its second and third reading would reduce the nitrogen runoff fees along the Neuse River from $57 to its previous $11 per pound per acre,...

Shooter up for parole after 18 years

By JACK STEPHENS News-Argus Staff Writer A 71-year-old LaGrange man serving a life sentence after being convicted of first-degree murder is being considered for parole by the N.C. Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission. Bill Vester Coker was convicted Jan. 26,...

Three more are charged in city sting

By JACK STEPHENS News-Argus Staff Writer Three more women, including an alleged repeat offender and the wife of a man arrested earlier, were arrested Thursday night by Goldsboro police and charged with prostitution violations in the fifth phase of Operation...

Hot weather profitable for shaved ice vendors

By BONNIE EDWARDS News-Argus Staff Writer Those who might wonder what a sunset tastes like need only stop by one of the many Hawaiian shaved ice stands in parking lots citywide. The creatively named frozen creations are a pleasant way...

Waynesborough Summerfest this weekend

By BONNIE EDWARDS News-Argus Staff Writer Waynesborough Historical Village will hold its annual two-day Summerfest this weekend, featuring 19th-century games and contests, food and entertainment and living history demonstrations. The festivities begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and will continue through...

Public records

Suspect arrested A man who was arrested Wednesday by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad also was wanted by Craven and Durham County authorities and the state Corrections Department. The man had identified himself as Messiah K. Jackson, 28, of Elizabeth...

Someone in Wayne has won $20,000

From staff reports Someone in Wayne County could be $20,000 richer. Lottery officials say a $10,000 winning Powerball ticket was sold at Rawlings Express Mart on Royall Avenue in Goldsboro before Wednesday's drawing. The winner doubled his $10,000 prize by...