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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Digging Up a New Spot

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Marjorie Britt, left, Sandy Davis and Wayne County Animal Control director Justin Scally let the dogs do the work at Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremony for the new animal shelter on Clingman Street. For more information see New shelter...

Attorney wants IQ numbers for suspect in 2005 murder

A man accused of a summer 2005 murder in Mount Olive needs an evaluation to see if he is intelligent enough to stand trial, his court-appointed attorney says. Richard Lee Swinson, 27, had been scheduled for arraignment Tuesday before Senior...

$44 million lowest cost for jail plan, study finds

Faced with a jail that routinely holds about 50 more prisoners than it was built for, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners listened Tuesday morning to two possible solutions -- either renovate and expand the existing facility or build a...

New animal shelter is on the way

It might have been the size of the crowd watching and cheering. Or it could have been the fact that several had been told to stop playing in the dirt while the officials made their remarks. But whatever the reason,...

Neighbor charged in timber theft

A Rosewood area man is accused of cutting down $250,000 worth of a neighbor's trees and selling some of the timber, authorities say. Don Twiggs, 54, Howell Road, Goldsboro, is charged with obtaining property by false pretenses, Wayne County Sheriff's...

Bakers battle for honors in fair pie contest

Ruby Thornton awoke at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday for one reason -- to bake for the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair. It was the day of the annual pie contest, and she was not about to miss it. "I started entering so...

Residents upset over proposed fees on animals in Duplin

MOUNT OLIVE -- Hunters and pet owners from across Duplin County converged on the Oak Wolfe Fire Station outside of Mount Olive Monday night -- some because they didn't like the idea of being hit with another tax and some...

Candidates for mayor, council speak out at NAACP forum

Candidates for Goldsboro's mayoral and city hall races answered prepared questions at Goldsboro Public Library Tuesday night, in a session sponsored by the local chapter of the NAACP. Mayor Al King had to leave after a few questions, but voiced...

Wayne County fair results

MONDAY Vocational competition Carpentry: Ethan Ipod, Charles B. Aycock High School Health occupations spelling bee: Amanda Holland, Charles B. Aycock High School TUESDAY Salute to senior citizens Outstanding senior citizen: Jimmie Head of Eureka Youngest grandparent: Barbara Malpass of Faison,...

County seniors get their day at the fair

Senior citizens cut loose at the Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair Tuesday afternoon. They turned out for the salute to senior citizens event, "Spotlighting Seniors." It was sponsored by the Wayne County Extension and Community Association. Four contestants competed for the...

Public record

Sexual assault A woman living on Eleventh Street reported being sexually assaulted by a 39-year-old man she knows at her home on Monday afternoon, Police Investigator Dave Cloutier said....

Bentonville living history Saturday

A demonstration of open-hearth cooking will be part of a living history demonstration Saturday at Bentonville Battleground. The Fall Civilian Living History Programwill be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. In addition, there will be discussions of the hardships...