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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

The Newest Top Gun

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Goldsboro Mayor Al King gives a thumbs-up before his first ride in an F-15E on Tuesday. Even though he's a retired lieutenant colonel and has piloted other planes, this was King's first flight in a Strike Eagle....

Man convicted in officer's shooting

A Goldsboro man convicted last month on federal charges stemming from the March 15, 2006, shooting of a local drug agent will learn his fate this summer. Bobby Rawlings, 59, of East Elm Street, was convicted March 27 on one...

County OKs bid to add acres to salvage

Ricky Young can expand upon his salvage yard off U.S. 117 South in Dudley thanks to a vote by the Wayne County Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning. But the process taken to get to that vote was questioned by some...

Churches set date for joint service

First Presbyterian and St. Paul United Methodist churches will have a joint service with Holy Communion and Tenebrae Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul, 204 E. Chestnut St. Tenebrae is also known as the "service of darkness," and...

Senator visits Dillard Middle to see NCLB program firsthand

Visiting Dillard Middle School Tuesday to celebrate the success of the school's new literacy program, U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, made it clear that while he agrees that No Child Left Behind needs to be reformed, he does not...

Highway Patrol launches Easter speed crackdown

Wayne County drivers -- slow down. Troopers will be out in force over the Easter holiday weekend looking for speeders, aggressive drivers and other violators during the Operation Slow Down highway traffic enforcement campaign. "The Highway Patrol will increase patrols...

Two injured in accident on N.C. 111

Two men are recovering from injuries they received in a head-on collision that occurred on N.C. 111 South near Rifle Range Road Monday afternoon. Dennis Hill, 52, of Deep Run, was traveling south on N.C. 111 in a silver Honda...

Public record

*Police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Wednesday in the 1700 block of Edgerton Street. Lequan Battle, 19, of Holly Street, reported someone shot him in the legs several times with a small caliber weapon. He was taken to...