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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

April 15 ... tick tock

News-Argus/Bobby Williams C. Earl Davis, left, an AARP volunteer, helps Michael Brown today with his taxes at the Wayne County Senior Center, the last day to file taxes. For those mailing out tax forms, Goldsboro’s two post offices will...

Gas prices guzzle municipal pocketbooks

With oil hovering at $112.38 a barrel, the increasing price of gas is beginning to take its toll not only on Wayne County residents, but also on city and county governments. The city of Goldsboro usually buys 3,500 to 5,000...

Man stabbed over chicken

A fight between two roommates over the biggest piece of chicken ended when one stabbed the other with a knife, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office said. Detective Sgt. Richard Baker and other patrol officers found Mario Pascual suffering from a...

Boy sets family's terrier on fire

A Wayne County teenager is facing charges of animal cruelty after a dog in the Dudley area suffered burns in a backyard fire. Officers at the Wayne County Animal Control Department were alerted to the incident after receiving an anonymous...

Attitude, not money, key to city's future, mayor says

Mayor Al King spoke to the city of Goldsboro in the form of a taped speech on Monday night about its past, present and future. In his first-ever State of the City address, King said that the night was a...

Grant gives witnesses, victims legal assistance

When most court systems are clogged with a backlog of cases, sometimes it's the victims of crime who get lost in the red tape. Victims come through the courts every day -- brought there by larceny, assault, communicating threats or...

Scouts honor Sen. Kerr with citizen award

State Sen. John Kerr received the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Tuscarora Boy Scouts Council during a banquet Monday night at Walnut Creek Country Club. Friends tried to roast Wayne County's retiring state senator, but every time they did, they...

Sheriff's Honor Guard golf tournament

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard is funded, not through tax dollars, but by contributions and the unit's members themselves. To help raise money to pay for uniforms, equipment and travel expenses, the guard is sponsoring a golf tournament...

Public record

Investigation closed The Occupational Safety and Health Administration closed an investigation into the falling death of Shine's Volunteer Fire Department's fire chief, a representative said. Shine Fire Chief Tully Layden, 52, fell to his death while repairing a Mulberry Street...