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Friday, February 23, 2007

Grass fire

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Firefighters from Arrington, Dudley and Indian Springs responded to a grass fire on Lipscomb Lane, off Emmaus Church Road, around 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Investigators said the fire, which destroyed a shop and melted the vinyl siding...

Funeral set for abandoned baby boy

WARSAW -- A graveside funeral service will be held Monday for an abandoned baby found dead earlier this month at a vacant house. Police are still looking for the parents of the baby boy, who was discovered Feb. 6 at...

News-Argus wins state awards for '06 editions

RALEIGH -- The Goldsboro News-Argus is the second best newspaper of its size in the state, according to judges in a state journalism contest. The News-Argus news staff won second place in the General Excellence category in the 15,000 to...

Suspect will face charges in gun grab

Attempted first-degree murder now tops the list of charges lodged against a man who allegedly managed to grab a policeman's gun and a knife during a scuffle at the county magistrate's office Tuesday. The charge was filed against Robert Edward...

Former Southern Wayne teacher charged in ex-girlfriend's stabbing

A former Southern Wayne High School coach was arrested earlier this week and charged with repeatedly stabbing his estranged girlfriend. Michael Orlando Olliver, 47, of Raleigh was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Georgetown, S.C., during a traffic stop. He allegedly stabbed...

Search for man sought in death ends in Georgia

MOUNT OLIVE — A Mount Olive resident who fled the state after he allegedly murdered a man on Center Street is now in custody. Ahmad Stewart, 24, accused in the Feb. 9 shooting death of Bobby Seaberry, 27, of...

Dr. William Plummer named to NCPC Hall of Fame

GREENVILLE -- It came as no surprise to those in the audience -- well, except for Dr. William Plummer, himself. In fact, when the longtime Goldsboro veterinarian heard the details of his career listed before the North Carolina Pork Conference's...

Livestock Association reviews fair, honors volunteers

Wayne County Livestock Development Association members and their families gathered at the Wayne Center Thursday night to reflect on one of the group's most successful years and to look ahead to this year. Wayne was North Carolina's leader in livestock...

Library will host pair of programs

The public is invited to two free programs at the Wayne County Public Library this weekend in conjunction with Wayne County Reads. Kelly Swanson, a High Point-based humorist, will be the guest at both events, which will be held in...

Fire spreads, destroys neighbor's antique car, motorcycle, mower

A Dudley man's antique car, motorcycle and riding lawnmower were destroyed when a woman's fire grew out of control Thursday and blew over to his business on Lipscomb Lane off Emmaus Church Road. Members of the Arrington Volunteer Fire Department...

Bus will be in Goldsboro Saturday for medicine help

A bus carrying experts on health insurance will make a stop Saturday in Goldsboro to help people learn how they may get help in paying for prescription medicines. The "Help is Here Express" will be at the WAGES building at...