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Friday, December 7, 2007

Cocaine seized - two men in custody

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders, center, looks over the cocaine seized this week by officers during a routine traffic stop west of Mount Olive. Also pictured, from left, are Sgt. Mike Cox, Maj. George Raecher and Cpl....

Million-dollar traffic stop

An SUV with an electronic compartment filled with about 30 pounds of cocaine speeded through Mount Olive late Wednesday night, perhaps headed for Trenton, authorities say. The two Trenton men inside the 2001 Isuzu Trooper pulled over for speeding were...

Stolen valor case resolved

A younger Preston Garris came back home to Wayne County a hero -- donning the Purple Heart he received for losing part of his leg in Vietnam. But more than 30 years later, the 62-year-old is under fire after admitting...

John Kerr not seeking re-election, will finish out term

Sen. John Kerr, D-Wayne, announced Wednesday he will not run for re-election in 2008 after serving more than two decades in the state legislature. "Twenty years is a pretty long pull," Kerr said. "It's been a real honor to represent...

Itty, bitty motorcycle ride marks end of the United Way campaign

It was a cold Thursday night, but United Way campaign members were fired up -- one almost literally -- about the money raised so far during the 2007-08 campaign. "You're going to see just how fired up I am in...

Navy Commander Mike Wegman serves to keep his children safe and free

Mike Wegman could tell you about the end of the world. The young sailor dreamed it nearly every night during his stint on a Cold War-era submarine. "We were a fast-attack submarine. So, we didn't go out there and hide....

Public record

Restaurant robbed A cashier at the North Spence Avenue Subway restaurant reported that a man about 5-feet-5 inches tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans entered the restaurant soon after 9 p.m. Wednesday and demanded money. Police investigators...