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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Gambling probe continues

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Murphy’s Place on Center Street in Mount Olive was the site of a raid by state and local law enforcement officers, who seized records from the establishment. For more information see Law officers keeping mum about 'numbers...

Law officers keeping mum about 'numbers running' raids

MOUNT OLIVE -- Federal and local officials released little about Tuesday's police raids on an illegal lottery ring reportedly involving a local restaurant and bar. The Duplin County Sheriff's Office played a lead role in the investigation, although four Wayne...

Local leaders ponder future of water use

KINSTON -- After spending all day discussing water issues Monday at North Carolina's Eastern Region's water summit at the Global TransPark in Kinston, the question on the minds of every participant was where to go next. For most, after hearing...

Fremont man faces molestation charges

FREMONT -- A Fremont man is charged with first-degree rape of a child for molesting a 12-year-old, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. Detective Sgt. Richard Winders investigated Victor Alfonso Espino-Alferos of Peacock Street in Fremont for a report of...

Man gets 35 years for child pornography

A Wisconsin man who moved to Goldsboro in 2004 was sentenced to 35 years in prison for child pornography this week, the U.S. Attorney's office said. A federal judge sentenced Johnny Ray Lee, 40, for trafficking child pornography over the...

WAGES can continue medication program

Three months after being told funding had been cut, WAGES was given a reprieve this week to continue its medication management program. WAGES -- Wayne Action Group for Economic Solvency -- was notified in December that grant money for the...

State of the Community March 26

The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Wayne County 2008 State of the Community on March 26 at the Wayne Community College's Moffatt Auditorium. The State of the Community is a new program for the Wayne County Chamber...

Republican convention Saturday

The Wayne County Republican Party will hold precinct meetings and the Wayne County GOP Convention on Saturday at the Wayne Center on the corner of Chestnut and George Street. Registration starts at 8 a.m., precinct meetings start at 8:30 and...

Public record

Reward doubled in murder case The Wayne County Sheriff's Office increased the reward for information leading to the person responsible for the murder of Silvia Benitez Morales of Fremont, according to a news release. Mrs. Morales was reportedly killed at...

Battle of Books next week

Student teams from five schools will be compete in the Battle of the Books competition next week, testing their reading and memory skills. March 20 will mark Wayne County Public Schools' 22nd annual event, a quiz bowl-type competition that encourages...