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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Severe weather slams state

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Mount Olive police officer Mike Pike looks over a car that wrecked this morning when winds from a tornado that passed over the area knocked it off the roadway. Strong winds and heavy rains are blamed for...

Storms rock region

A tornado that began in Columbus County this morning seems to have come through Wayne and Duplin counties without any significant damage. First reported in Columbus at about 6:30 a.m. by a state Highway Patrol officer, the storm cell moved...

City starts interviews to replace fire chief

When Goldsboro Fire Chief Bobby Greenfield's retirement becomes official Dec. 29, the city management team said they don't intend to keep his office vacant long. In fact, finding the right person to replace the 32-year firefighter has become a top...

State's rules for wells get new look

Wayne County Board of Health members will take a look at a set of proposed new state rules for wells set to take effect this summer -- and the board wants residents to do the same. Kevin Whitley, director of...

Board adds three months to Fremont chief's probation

FREMONT -- Fremont's police chief will have three more months of probation before he can officially take the job, free and clear, if the town board decides to give it to him. The Town Board of Aldermen voted unanimously in...

Dudley man walks away with minor injuries in crash

DUDLEY -- Officials say speed likely played a role in an accident that sent a Dudley man's car into a tree on Old Mount Olive Highway near Royall Drive Wednesday. Vincent Morton, 44, of Marshall Drive, was behind the wheel...

Family, friends mark clerk's retirement with celebration

More than 100 friends, family members and co-workers gathered Tuesday at the Steak Barn to wish outgoing Wayne County Clerk of Court Marshall Minchew, 59, a happy retirement -- and to mark the end of his 28-year career with the...