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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Three Men and a Truck

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Like they do every single morning, firefighters at Goldsboro Station 5 go through their daily inspection of the fire engines and other equipment. Shown above are Lt. Vaden Lee, left, Chris Walker, right, and engineer Melvin Smith,...

Duplin arrests gang suspects in local sweep

Duplin County authorities arrested nine people late last week they say are connected to organizing an Hispanic gang in the area and who might already be part of several incidents of robbery and murder. The nine men -- all from...

Who will be on ballot?

RALEIGH -- The state Board of Elections was expected to hear a challenge by state Rep. Stephen LaRoque today over the results of the May primary for the District 10 seat in the state House. LaRoque lost in the Republican...

Death off table for 2003 store shooting

A 58-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a shopkeeper's son-in-law more than three years ago during an early-morning burglary and gun battle near Seven Springs will not be tried for his life. George Roy Legg will be tried for first-degree...

Kinston man dies in crash on U.S. 70

A 69-year-old man from Kinston died Tuesday from injuries in a head-on collision on Dr. M.L. King Jr. Expressway, the U.S. 70 bypass, a Goldsboro police spokesman said. The victim was identified as Maurice Ray Hill, who was traveling east...

Carson Thomas, family take new road

Eights months have passed since Heather Thomas got the call that her 14-year-old son, Carson, had been struck by a car while crossing the street in front of Greenwood Middle School. She remembers the day like it was yesterday, still....

Fire district maps change to help insurance ratings

Wayne County is improving its fire district mapping system to help departments in their efforts to improve their insurance ratings. The old maps are being converted to the county's geographic information system, or GIS, to make them more accurate, county...

Wayne Planning Board wants other county officials to attend its meetings

The Wayne County Planning Board is asking other county officials to attend its meetings and to keep up with the planning process. The Planning Board's actions have a far-reaching effect on almost every aspect of local government, members said at...

Public records

Investigations Goldsboro police are investigating these reports: *A television, a video cassette recorder, a fan, a clock, detergent and about $350 were stolen between Saturday and Tuesday from a home in the 400 block of North John Street, Goldsboro police...

Princeton resident complains about police 'harassment'

PRINCETON -- A Princeton resident told the Town Board that young people are being harassed by the police, but the police said they are merely enforcing the law. Serena Stevens made the comment during the Princeton Town Board's July meeting...