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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Police dogs go airborne

News-Argus/Bobby Williams John Denny, left, co-pilot of the Wayne County Air-Watch unit, keeps a close eye on the landing zone during a training exercise with the K-9 unit. Meanwhile, Canine Officer Ryan Sasser and his partner “Cory,” prepare to...

Canines to the rescue

As helicopter blades spun above the open cockpit of the Wayne County Sheriff's Office chopper, dog handlers inside were thinking about more than their training. They were thinking about how to get out of the frigid air caused by the...

Escaping prisoner shot to death

A man convicted of second-degree murder in Stokes County in 2001 was shot and killed after scaling two fences at a Johnston County correctional facility, a spokesman said. N.C. Department of Correction spokesman Mike Stater said Adelino V. Najera, 33,...

Two school board members will seek new terms

Two school board members have announced they will seek new four-year terms. Chairwoman Thelma Smith recently took over the reins of leadership, following in the footsteps of Shirley Sims, who broke the racial and gender barrier last year by becoming...

Duplin rethinking tax vote

With less than five months to go before the May 6 primaries, the Duplin County Board of Commissioners is considering pulling the quarter-cent sales tax referendum off the ballot -- unless it can sit down and come to an agreement...

Mentors needed for children with parents in prison

Dr. Wilson Goode knows what it's like to have a parent who goes to prison. He was a teenager when that happened to him. But he also knows what it's like to have a mentor who believes in you. That...

Book describes Quaker influence in Wayne

A former Goldsboro pastor has written a book about 43 Quaker ministers who pastored without pay, several who at one time lived or worked in Wayne County. Billy Britt, interim superintendent of the N.C. Yearly Meeting of Friends, returns to...

Public record

Investigations The Goldsboro Police Department reported these investigations: *Officials with Toyota of Goldsboro on N. Oak Forest Road reported the theft of a 2007 Dodge Caravan valued at $19,000. *Patrick Chen of U.S. 70 West reported a break-in to a...