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Friday, April 11, 2008

Shriners host fish fry

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Richard Lewis, left, Ryan Lewis and George Wood batter up fish this morning for the Shrine Club Fish Fry being held at Herman Park in Goldsboro and Robert's Machine Shop on N.C. 55 in Mount Olive. The...

Ceremony set for base's new refueling squadron

A new active-duty squadron will be activated on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Saturday -- but its members will not be assets of the 4th Fighter Wing. Officials from the 916th Air Refueling Wing are scheduled to stand up...

Raid nets crack cocaine, $25,000, weapons

A Thursday drug raid produced more than a half-kilo in three solid crack cocaine rocks, $25,000 in cash and weapons and surveillance equipment, county authorities said. The raid also resulted in charges against three people who all live at...

Second arrest made in arson at C.B. Aycock birthplace

A detective said a man doing time in Pender County Correctional Institute had a role in arson at a state landmark in January. A fire at the birthplace of turn-of-the-century Gov. Charles B. Aycock near Fremont caused $200,000 in...

Legislative annexation committee meeting

After holding their third public hearing since the end of the North Carolina General Assembly's 2007 session Wednesday, members of a special House committee on municipal annexation are weighing what recommendations they might make when the legislature reconvenes May 13....

Goodwin insurance commissioner

Wayne Goodwin, a Democratic candidate for state Insurance Commission-er, made a campaign stop at Wilber's Barbecue Thursday morning and said that if elected he would work to keep the legacy left by outgoing Commissioner Jim Long alive. Goodwin serves...

Public record

Sampson man gets life for poisoning wife CLINTON -- A Sampson County man pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the poisoning death of his wife Wednesday in Sampson County Superior Court. Perry Bass, 49, of Lockamy Road, Clinton, was sentenced...

New location for rabies clinic

Because of the arrival of President Bill Clinton at Eastern Wayne High School, Saturday, the Wayne County Department of Animal Control has changed the location of its annual rabies vaccination clinic. The new location will be Eastern Wayne Elementary School....

Suicide awareness and memorial service planned

A memorial and suicide awareness service will be held Sunday for former Spring Creek High School student, 16-year-old Nathan Lynn Ford, who died on April 13, 2007. A sophomore, Ford was an honor student and played on the varsity football...