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Monday, October 16, 2006

Thousands come to SJAFB

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Crowds surround a WWII vintage bomber, as in the background more modern aircraft line up on the runway. Thousands of spectators crowded the flight line at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Sunday to take in the shows,...

Crowds swarm SJAFB for show

Mackenzie Williams had never seen a fighter jet before. But when her father, Danny, walked her up some steps and showed her the cockpit of an F-15, she held out her hand and pointed inside. "Whoa," the 6-year-old said. "I...

Shootings spark talk of safety in schools

Local officials say recent tragedies at schools across the country have made them even more vigilant about safety, prevention and procedures in case a shooting ever occurred in Wayne County. "We try to make sure we have policies and procedures...

Couple receive honorary baton

As two members of the U.S. Army "Golden Knights" Parachute Team approached terminal velocity, they made an exchange in mid-air. The solid mahogany baton, and the men who had passed it during their free fall, were heading toward the ground...

Deputies hunt for suspects in heists

Wayne County Sheriff officials are investigating two armed robberies that occurred over the weekend. In one case, two armed men walked into Chen's Kitchen on Five Points Road Saturday afternoon. The sheriff's report said one of the armed men stood...

Obsession takes flight

More than 60 years ago, Capt. Jeff Michael's 'Obsession' was likely providing air support for Allied forces over Germany -- escorting bombers and ensuring air superiority. Sunday, the restored P-51 Mustang was one of many pieces of military history on...

Kerr will battle challenger for N.C. Senate seat

State Sen. John Kerr will be seeking an eighth term in the state Senate when voters go to the polls Nov 7. Kerr, a Wayne County Democrat, is facing Republican Todd Siebels of Greenville. While Siebels is a newcomer to...

Information available for candidates for judge

For many voters, most candidates for judicial offices are just another name on the ballot. But election officials are trying to help change that and provide voters with the background they need to make an informed decision on Election Day....

Public records

Hammered, then shot Derrick Lamar McLean of Sycamore Street in Fremont was listed in stable condition this morning after an altercation at a house on Astor Court around 5 a.m. Saturday. McLean said the man he was fighting with hit...