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Sunday, May 4, 2008

2008 Primary Candidates

Read our questions and the 2008 primary candidates' responses on our special election coverage page....

Racial divide: Mayor King talks race, Obama

Al King has come to dread the first few minutes of each day he spends inside City Hall. He is happy as he greets the residents, department heads and staff members he passes on his way to the mayor's office,...

Man freed after 15 years on death row

KENANSVILLE -- After nearly 15 years in prison, most of which were spent on death row, Levon Junior "Bo" Jones is now a free man -- and saying he is innocent of the crime that put him there. Lillie...

Suspect to be indicted for rape

A spot of DNA evidence proved one man innocent of a 1987 rape. Now, prosecutors will try to use the drop of semen to convict someone else. A grand jury meets Monday to decide if there is enough evidence...

Large turnout expected Tuesday

With one-stop voting ending on Saturday and all absentee ballots due back at the Wayne County Board of Elections office by 5 p.m. Monday, the stage is set for Tuesday's primary elections. Voting will begin at 6:30 a.m. at...

City Council to discuss new downtown bar

The Goldsboro City Council is expected to make decisions on a bar, restaurant and the condemnation of two dilapidated dwellings and will hold one public hearing during its Monday night meeting. The council will likely approve a conditional use permit...

Fires lead police to robbery suspect

Three roommates played a role in three arson attempts early Friday morning, one running from police who tried to question him, authorities said. And when police caught up with George Eddie Green, 21, of N.C. 222, they linked him...

Taft hoping to stand out on election day

As the only woman on the ballot, state Senate District 5 Democratic candidate Kathy Taft believes that she may have an upper hand in Tuesday's primary. "I think when you have six candidates and five of them are men...

Davis says he knows needs of Senate District 5

By MATTHEW WHITTLE News-Argus Staff Writer Undeterred by the size of the 5th state Senate district, Snow Hill Mayor Don Davis is optimistic about his chances of coming out on top in Tuesday's Democratic primary. "I'm extremely excited. I think...