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Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Winders remains Sheriff

Wayne County voters decided Tuesday to give incumbent Sheriff Carey Winders another four years in office. Winders fought off a challenge from retired Goldsboro police officer Ken Edwards by an overwhelming majority of 2-to-1. The results have yet to be...

Body left on U.S. 70

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office and the North Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating the death of a man who was found in the median this morning along U.S. 70 near the Elroy Volunteer Fire Depart-ment, lawmen said. Wayne County Sheriff's...

Brand new Minshew takes over clerk's job

Wayne County Clerk of Court candidate Randy Winders saw his hopes of winning slipping away early Tuesday night, so at about 7:45 p.m., he called and conceded the race to Pam Minshew. "I knew I was winning," Democrat candidate Mrs....

Pate reclaims seat in District 11 fight

State Rep. Louis Pate earned another two years in office Tuesday night as Wayne County voters gave him a 2-to-1 margin at the polls, allowing him to look forward to his fourth term in the state House District 11 seat....

Kerr keeps his seat

For Sen. John Kerr, Tuesday evening played out much the same as many other election nights he has endured from behind a table at the Lantern Inn. As precincts began reporting in, he watched with tired eyes as friends and...

Thomas beats Smith in school board race

Board of Education member Lehman Smith lost an attempt for a third term Tuesday when former teacher and coach Dave Thomas won the District 1 seat by capturing 64 percent of the votes cast. The final tally showed Thomas with...

Months of controversy end in Braxton victory in Dist. 10

KINSTON -- Republican state House candidate Willie Ray Starling could not come up with enough votes to win the District 10 seat Tuesday, falling to Lenoir County Democrat Van Braxton by more than 1,300 votes. Most of the district is...

Lack of marquee races, rain kept many voters home here

Rain, wind and cool temperatures didn't make for ideal election weather Tuesday, but that didn't stop about a third of Goldsboro's registered voters from exercising their democratic rights. About 20,000 of Goldsboro's more than 63,000 registered voters cast a ballot...

Incumbent Smith retains his seat in N.C. Senate District 5

Fred Smith wasn't sweating it out at the Wayne County Republican Headquarters on Tuesday night. In fact, he and the others waiting for the precincts to report out were seemingly calm -- popping the occasional piece of candy, eyes glued...

Turner, Raynor oust Howard, Albertson from Duplin board

KENANSVILLE -- Two political newcomers unseated incumbent Duplin County commissioners Larry Howard and Arliss Albertson Tuesday. Trucking company owner Cary Turner of Beautancus became Duplin's first unaffiliated county commissioner when he defeated Democrat Larry Howard for the District 2 seat...

Public records

Investigations The following incidents are being investigated by Wayne County law enforcement: *Jimmy Brinson, of Dudley, reported a break-in to Goldsboro police officers Wednesday. He told officials that when he came out of a night club and walked up to...

Corrections

An entry that appeared in the public record on Sunday regarding Jason Burroughs, 25, of Crossbow Drive, Pikeville, was incorrect. The case was disposed of in October 2005. * An entry in Friday's public record should have stated Russell Lee...

Cooper-Standard fire

Fire sparked by a kink in a piece of rubber ignited at Cooper-Standard Automotive about 9 a.m. Monday, prompting employees to call for help. More than 17 firefighters arrived to put out the fire at the 374,000-square-foot building that employs...