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Friday, January 25, 2008

Mobile home raided by SBI as suspected meth lab

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Several vehicles, along with children's toys, sit outside a mobile home at 313 Windsor Drive in the Hickory Hill subdivision off N.C. 111 South, where the Wayne County Sheriff's Office Drug Squad, along with SBI agents, made...

Seven will face charges in meth lab arrests

Wayne County's underground web of alleged methamphetamine buyers and sellers grew thinner this week as authorities shut down a clandestine lab and charged five people. Investigation in a six-month campaign dubbed "Operation Pop-A-Smurf" also continues. Charges against as many as...

Deputies looking for clues about fire

State investigators encircled the rural home of a turn-of-the-century governor on Thursday afternoon, a small wooden building not far from the high school named after him. A fire Thursday morning did an undetermined amount of damage to birthplace of Charles...

Neighbors speak out against beer sales license for Club 55

A decision in Thursday's ABC permit hearing for Club 55 El Abuelo is likely to be at least a month away, so for now, the Lenoir County nightspot will continue to operate without beer sales. That could change, however, after...

Wayne Community College reports higher spring numbers

Enrollment for the spring semester at Wayne Community College is up slightly, with efforts being made to shore up the figures, officials say. Dr. Kay Albertson, president, told the board of trustees Tuesday night that the college is "positioning ourselves...

Public record

Armed robbery Charles Allen Casteen, 36, of Pine Ridge Road, Clinton, was charged by Warsaw police with armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, larceny, possession of stolen property, fleeing to elude arrest, possession of cocaine and several traffic violations. The charges...

Wayne residents warned of scams

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is urging residents to be aware of three potential scams that have been happening around the county. The first one chooses its victim from sales ads that are placed on the Internet or any type...

Book fundraiser

The WCC chapter of Kappa Delta Pi will hold a pancake breakfast Saturday from 7-9:30 a.m. at Andy's on Wayne Memorial Drive to raise money to buy books for students. Tickets are $5. Meals will be delivered if 10 tickets...

AgriCultural tourism conference

KENANSVILLE -- The N.C. Cooperative Extension will hold its Southeast District AgriCultural Tourism Annual Conference on Friday, Feb. 1 in the Duplin County Cooperative Extension building across from James Sprunt Community College. Registration begins at 8:30. The conference will ened...