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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Fire destroys home

News-Argus/Bobby Williams At about 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, Goldsboro firefighters responded to a structure fire on Casey Lane, just off Slocumb Street. A mobile home was destroyed in the blaze. Barbara Oates and her two grandchildren were inside the home...

City ready for airshow traffic snarls

Go ahead and preset your favorite radio stations. Or maybe you would prefer a good mixed tape or CD. Wings Over Wayne is almost here -- and so is the heavy traffic associated with the annual airshow. Goldsboro police Capt....

Family escapes flames

Fire raced through a two-bedroom mobile home Wednesday leaving only charred tin and memories in its wake. Barbara Oates and her two grandchildren were inside the home when the fire broke out at Casey's Mobile Home Park located in the...

State appeals Levon Jones case

The state has challenged a judge's decision to throw out the death sentence of a Duplin County man charged with a 1987 murder. The state Attorney General's office filed a motion Monday asking U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle to...

Officials set machines for Election Day

With May's primaries under their belts, election officials in both Wayne and Duplin counties have had their test runs with their new election equipment. Now, both say they are ready for November's elections. Set for Nov. 7, the general election...

Wayne museum gets donated map that shows Gen. Sherman's march

A Goldsboro native has donated a map used by the Union Army during the Civil War to the Wayne County Museum. The map shows the coordinates of Union General William T. Sherman's famous march through Georgia and the Carolinas --...

Marijuana growers are taking their crops indoors

The Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad said a spike in the number of marijuana plants found in Wayne County could trigger an increase in the number of people who use creative ways to raise them. The drug squad recently confiscated 50...

County fair sets single-day record

Attendance at this year's Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair narrowly missed setting a record, fair organizers said. A single-day record attendance was set, fair Director Milton Ingram said, when more than 18,000 people jammed the county fairgrounds on the first Saturday...

Teen wounded in accidental shooting

A Mount Olive teen is recovering from serious injuries after he accidentally shot himself in the face Wednesday. Wayne County Sheriff's deputies responded to the home of Stephen Lee Denning, 17, of Lee Denning Lane, about 9:45 p.m. Denning told...

Public records

More drug arrests The Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad arrested six more suspected drug violators this week. The arrests were made in connection with a 10-month investigation conducted by the drug squad. A drug roundup that targeted 33 drug violators started...

Residents have until Friday to cast ballots

Wayne County residents who want to be able to express their opinion on Election Day have until 5 p.m. Friday to register to vote. Ballots will be cast Nov. 7 to determine races for local, state and federal seats. Residents...

O'Berry staffer elected to State Employees post

An O'Berry Center staff members has been elected Eastern Regional Representative for the State Employees Association of North Carolina. Carolyn Davis, a native of Greenville, has worked at O'Berry for 28 years and is currently the Educational/Vocational Director. She is...

Mount Olive requiring trash bins be screened from view

MOUNT OLIVE -- Mount Olive businesses are being told to screen their outdoor trash bins from view. Town Building Inspector Danny Keel has started delivering letters to all of the town's businesses this week, reminding them that they have until...

Communications seminar at WCC

The Business and Industry Center of Wayne Community College will offer a free seminar, "Enhancing Your Verbal Communication Skills, " on Thursday, Nov. 2 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Walnut Building. Interested people should call 735-5151, ext....