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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Election night

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber Mayor Al King, left, Julie Thompson, Councilman Don Chatman and Councilman Chuck Allen watch the vote tallies on a television inside The Lantern Inn as the votes pour in for Tuesday’s elections....

DNA matched in Dail rape case

No one has been charged yet and certainly no arrests have been made, but thanks to the DNA evidence that exonerated Dwayne Dail after 18 years in prison, there now may be a new suspect in the 1987 rape of...

Turnout only 13 percent in Goldsboro

Another Election Day has come and gone in Wayne County and a review of the aftermath this morning shows few races that resulted in upsets, as in most cases, the incumbents won -- sometimes handily. Perhaps the largest margin of...

King is back in the saddle

For much of Tuesday evening, Al King sat with his back to the election results scrolling across the bottom of a television hanging near the kitchen wall inside the Lantern Inn. He admits he had little interest in the numbers...

Incumbents holds back challengers for council

Goldsboro City Council will have many of the same names when the new year begins after all three incumbents held off challengers to retain their seats Tuesday. The numbers weren't a surprise, they said. For councilmen Charles Williams Sr. and...

Headen wins race for District 1 seat by just two votes

Two votes separate the candidates in Goldsboro City Council's District 1 race. And although Michael Headen is unofficially the winner who will replace Jimmy Bryan on council next year, he said he will not officially declare himself so until the...

Mayor, Allen file complaint against Stuart

Publications circulated by Goldsboro mayoral candidate D.A. Stuart might get him in trouble with the state. District 5 councilman Chuck Allen and Stuart's opponent, Mayor Al King, have filed a formal complaint with the Board of Elections against the candidate,...

McDonald will look for next leaders

MOUNT OLIVE -- Ray McDonald had tears in his eyes Tuesday evening as precincts began reporting in. The 70-year-old will tell you he had "no idea" more than 75 percent of Mount Olive voters wanted him back. But in the...

Village voters put incumbents back in office for another term

With six people vying for the three open seats on the Village of Walnut Creek Village Council, the two incumbents were pleased Tuesday night to see their names come out on top. "I'm glad that I was elected, and I...

Eureka chooses three write-ins

EUREKA -- Three write-in candidates, including two newcomers, will serve on the Eureka Town Board. The town of about 250 people traditionally elects its leaders by write-in ballot. Incumbent town commissioner Myrtie Sauls received 24 write-in votes, the most of...

Potter stays mayor in Seven Springs; incumbents win

SEVEN SPRINGS -- Stephen Potter beat a challenger for the mayor's seat in Seven Springs by four votes Tuesday in the municipal election, and the three incumbent town commissioners kept their seats. Potter was appointed acting mayor after Jewel Kilpatrick...

Leaders ready to take reins in Pikeville

The three at-large seats up for grabs in Pikeville went to a former town commissioner, an incumbent and another challenger, preliminary final election results show. Former Commissioner Vance Greeson was the top vote-getter, garnering 58 votes or 19 percent of...

Three incumbents earn back seats in Mount Olive

MOUNT OLIVE -- Plenty of familiar faces will be sworn in Thursday at Town Hall. Mount Olive residents hit the polls Tuesday to elect a new Town Board, but the results were not much different than those posted in previous...

Jones will stay mayor of Fremont

Fremont Mayor Devone Jones earned a a second term in office Tuesday -- by a margin of eight votes. Former Wayne County Schools Superintendent W. Darron Flowers finished with 92 votes and and physician Amy V. Price received 76. "I'm...

Harvey, Lewis tie for seat on Fremont Town Board

The only contested race in Fremont turned out to be a tie. District 1 incumbent Billy Harvey and challenger Al Lewis both garnered 11 votes in that race. If the numbers stand up after the canvass, the winner will be...

WCC art show entries sought

Wayne Community College is seeking artwork from its students, alumni, faculty and staff to be submitted for consideration for the 2008 N.C. Community College Art Exhibit. The community college system solicits art from all 58 of its schools each year....

High-tech gadgetry helped locate missing 4-year-old

Nestled away in a bean field, airborne police using heat-detection devices at first thought a 4-year-old Seven Springs area boy was a small animal, authorities say. But the young Hines Crossroads area resident -- who has a mental handicap and...

Two-car crash kills Pikeville man

PATETOWN -- A two-car crash killed a Pikeville man on N.C. 111 North near the intersection of Daw Pate Road and a Goldsboro teen was charged in the death, the Highway Patrol says. Ralph Burden, 62, Carla Ann Drive, Pikeville...

Public record

Armed robberies investigated *A man walked into the Burger King on North Spence Avenue with a handgun and demanded cash from the cashier, Goldsboro police said. The suspect was described as a black male, between the ages of 16 and...