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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Red, white and getting hotter

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Molly Parker pets her horse, Ollie Ollie Oxen Free, Wednesday at Spring Bank Stables. The pair were the Reserve Champions in the Johnston County Show Series last year. Molly has been training with Ollie for four years...

School officials hoping for state bond help

With enthusiasm in the General Assembly for school construction waning, school systems across the state are working to gather grassroots support for a possible $2 billion public school bond referendum. The Wayne County Board of Education met Tuesday at Eastern...

Three charged in murder in Mt. Olive

A woman and two brothers have been charged in a shootout at Brookwood Apartments on Daly Boulevard in Mount Olive last Friday that left an innocent bystander dead. Amanda Council, 35, of Wynn Street, Arsenio Martrez Rivers, 17, of Center...

Wayne Opportunity Center will be taking over all of county's recycling

In a move designed to help both entities, Wayne County's Solid Waste Department will no longer be trucking load after load of recycled goods to Clinton. Instead, the county will shorten its trip and haul its cardboard, paper, plastic and...

No decision on possible murder charges

Goldsboro police say they will withhold a decision to charge a suspect in Sunday's shooting death of Marcus Antwon McKinnon until investigator's reports and a report from the state medical examiner's office have been completed. Officers responded to 501 E....

Wilbur's Barbecue helps governor settle Series bet

Despite a renowned allegiance to the N.C. State Wolfpack, Wilber Shirley, owner of Wilber's Barbecue, couldn't say no when asked by Gov. Mike Easley to pay off a bet he made with Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski after UNC-Chapel Hill lost...

Applewhite murder trial under way

The trial continues today for a man charged in the murder of a Goldsboro man who was killed in his car on Christmas Eve in 2005. David Lamar Applewhite, 35, of Royall Avenue, faces charges of first-degree murder and discharging...

Public record

Investigations Law enforcment officers are investigating these reports: *Ricky Simmons of North Daisy Street reported Tuesday someone broke into his home and stole a shotgun and rifle, all valued at $175. *Officials at the Target store on Sunburst Drive reported...

Seven Springs asks Jones for help with FEMA lots

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Mayor Steve Potter told the Seven Springs town commissioners during a meeting Wednesday night that he has asked U.S. Rep. Walter Jones for relief from hardships caused by the town's FEMA lots. The Federal Emergency Management Agency...

Planning Board sends recommendations to commissioners

Meeting Tuesday, the Wayne County Planning Board is sending several items onto the county Board of Commissioners with positive recommendations. Included among those is a request to rename a section of road that used to be part of Nahunta Road....

Election filings as of Wednesday

These people had filed for municipal elections in Wayne County as of 5 p.m. Wednesday. The filing period ends July 20 at noon. Goldsboro Mayor * D.A. Stuart City Council * Bob Waller (incumbent), District 2 * L.J. Stanley, District...