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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Traffic stop nets knock-offs

News-Argus/Greg Sousa Wayne County Sheriff’s Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team officers Deputy Randy Thompson, left, Detective Matt Miller, center, and Sgt. Mike Cox, right, examine some counterfeit clothing and shoes Tuesday. The items, which are estimated to have a street...

Major general comes home

As a young boy, William Holland had no aspirations of climbing the ranks of the United States Air Force. The Nahunta native never sneaked down by the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base tarmac to get a look at aircraft taking...

Investigators capture $15,000 in counterfeit clothing in stop

Illegally tinted windows led the Wayne County Sheriff's Office to a stash of more than $15,000 worth of counterfeit clothes after a traffic stop, authorities said. Counterfeit clothes are simply garments that use company logos and trademarks to make forgeries...

Leaders looking to future of region

KINSTON -- Despite the acknowledgment of multiple challenges in the years ahead, officials from the 13 counties in central eastern North Carolina, including Wayne, seemed optimistic about the future Tuesday. Meeting at the N.C. Global TransPark in Kinston, the group...

Best files to defend his commission seat

With issues such as schools, transportation and economic development still on the table, Wayne County Commissioner Jack Best has decided to run for a second term in office. Originally appointed in 2003 after Commissioner Ken Gerard resigned, Best first ran...

Annexation group will appeal decision

The legal tug-of-war over annexation is not over between the city of Goldsboro and residents living along Salem Church and Buck Swamp roads. Good Neighbors United, a group representing the 1,200 homes affected by the annexation, plans to make a...

Hackney pledges focus on schools

With the 2008 May primaries growing closer, state House Speaker Joe Hackney visited Wayne County Tuesday night to give his fellow Democrats a few words of encouragement and to promise to continue the legislature's work on education. "We're all Democrats,"...

Man convicted in 1987 killing paroled

A 72-year-old man convicted of first-degree murder is out on parole approved by the N.C. Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission, according to a news release. It was the second time since July 2006 that Bill Vester Coker had come up...

Public record

Thefts reported *Bryan Jackson of Harper House Road told Goldsboro police that his red 1998 Ford Mustang, worth an estimated $1,500, was stolen from a parking lot in the 1000 block of Sunburst Drive on Monday afternoon, police said. *Titus...

Mental Health Association speaker to talk on bullying

The Mental Health Association of Wayne County will host its annual dinner meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the SJAFB Officers Club. The guest speaker will be William Lassiter, manager of the Center for the Prevention of...

Hagler joins Tuscarora staff

Scott Hagler has joined the staff at the Tuscarora Council, Boy Scouts of America, as the organization's field director. Hagler has been involved with Scouting for more than 32 years, starting as a young boy in Cub Scouts. He has...

Habitat open house Thursday

MOUNT OLIVE -- Jacquette McNair is moving into her own home built by herself and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro Wayne County. She and her family will dedicate the house and receive the keys at 4 p.m. Thursday...

February 15 deadline for ECU teaching program at WCC

Applications for the fall East Carolina University bachelor's degree teacher education programs at Wayne Community College are due by Feb. 15. The ECU Wachovia Partnership East South Central Consortium elementary education, middle grades language arts/science education and special education degree...