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Monday, April 21, 2008

Tobacco Rows

News-Argus/Bobby Williams Workers transplant tobacco on the farm of Jake and Vinson Price off N.C. 111 South near the Duplin County line on Friday. With the danger of frost mostly past, area farmers have begun transferring the tender young...

Towns give OK to sales tax hike

With the debate over the quarter-cent sales tax increase heating up, three of Wayne County's four major towns -- Goldsboro, Mount Olive and Pikeville -- have either approved or are preparing to approve resolutions supporting the May 6 referendum. The...

Sales tax fast facts

n Voters will have the opportunity to decide whether or not they want to approve a quarter-cent sales tax increase. n If it is approved, the commissioners must then take another vote to enact it, and as long as that...

Allergy season is taking its toll on sniffling sufferers this year

Michelle Montgomery of Pikeville and her 6-year-old daughter, Abi, are among hundreds of patients flocking to doctors' offices this spring to take care of sniffles, sneezes and watery eyes. The pair visited David Whitley Jr. at the Eastern Sinus and...

Public record

Robbery *Michael Emmitt William Ballree, 23, of Crystal Road, Southport, said he was in on the 100 block of Rockafeller Court when someone struck him three times in the face with a closed fist, demanded money and went through his...